The event will take place in conjunction with the Annual Battle Days celebration, slated for Oct. 8-9. The contest itself will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Gene Salem Senior Center in Point Pleasant.
The contest, hosted by the Mason County Action Group and Point Pleasant Junior Womens Club, will feature a tea for all participants as well as those in attendance. City of Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings also will be on hand to announce this years 2011 Heritage Queen. Pat Sallaz, 2010 Heritage Queen, will crown this years winner. Once crowned, the new queen will help reign over the Battle Days festival.
Women ages 60 and up are encouraged to participate in this years event. Contestants may dress in costume. Entry forms will be available at the following area businesses on Monday, Sept. 26: Four Seasons Florist, Peoples Bank uptown location, Twin Towers Apartments office, Main Street Photography, Fruth Pharmacy, Point Pleasant River Museum and the Gene Salem Senior Center. Participants must have entry forms turned in no later than Saturday, Oct. 1.
Prizes will be given away during the event. Refreshments also will be provided. All former Heritage Queens are encouraged to attend both the event and tea.
The 12th Annual Miss Battle Days Pageant also is quickly approaching. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 25. For more information, call 304-593-6055. Along with festival royalty, the upcoming Battle Days celebration will feature a parade, historical re-enactments and the popular lantern tour. Battle Days primarily takes place at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park.
For more information on Battle Days, call 304-675-6002.