BELL CITY - Bell City Community Days begin Friday and will offer activities through Saturday.
Sponsored by the Bell City Rotary Club, activities begin Friday when area residents have the opportunity to visit food booths offering homemade ice cream and barbecue. Also there will be miniature golf and a dunking booth set up.
At 7 p.m. Friday, girls ages 7 to 10 years old will compete in a pageant followed at 8 p.m. with the Junior Miss Bell City Community Day Queen selected from among contestants ages 11 to 13 years old. From 8 a.m. to midnight Friday, music will be played.
Saturday's events begin with the parade at 10 a.m. The parade will start at the school grounds.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. the music will start with the carnival opening at noon. The horseshoe contest gets under way at 1 p.m.
Pageants begin at 1 p.m. with newborns to 18-month-old babies competing followed at 2 p.m. with the contest for those 19 months to 3 years old. Those age 4 to 6 will compete at 3 p.m.
Joe Brown will speak at 6:30 p.m.
Miss Bell City Community Days will be named in a pageant to begin at 7:30 p.m. The contest is open to young women ages 14 to 18.
Marsha Strobel, queen contest chairperson, said sportswear is required for those participating in pageants for children up to age 13. The dress for the Miss Bell City Community Day Queen contest is formal wear.
For an entry form or more information about the contests contact Strobel at 573-733-4748.
The other committee chairpersons are: booths and stands, Fred Scherer, 733-4787; parade, Christy Scherer, 733-4787, or Bill Knoderer, 733-4660; advertisement, Clyde Jenkins, 733-4446; food stands, Don Abner, 733-4626; horseshoes, Butch Schaefer, 733-4413; and ice cream, Jim Delay, 733-4767.