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Time to sign up for fair pageants, contests

It’s time to sign up for the Van Buren County Fair Pageants and Youth Talent Contest.

For pageant information and schedules go to the website,, or call Corrine Weatherly at 745-8100 or Dana Huyck at 745-4805 to sign up or for more information. The pageants are Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in the Graham-Weatherly Building. The deadline for getting forms in for the pageants is Friday, Sept. 5. Forms may also be picked up at Sew What Sewing, 2334 Highway 65 South, Clinton. Pageant contestants must live in Van Buren County. Junior, Senior and Mrs. Van Buren County Fair winners will represent the county at the Arkansas State Fair.

The Youth Talent Contest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. To sign up contact Alice Chambers at 723-8309, or visit the website for more information. The deadline for signing up for the contest is Wednesday, Sept. 10. The ages for talent are 10 years to 20 years. Categories are dance solo, dance group, vocal solo, vocal group, instrumental solo and variety. No applications will be taken the night of the contest. Youth Talent Contest winners will represent the county at the Arkansas State Fair.

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