Friday, October 22, 2010

Miss Connecticut Talent Jamboree coming up

Are you talented? Have you dreamed of being on stage?
The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization has several opportunities for you in the coming weeks.
On Nov. 7, people from ages 6 to 100 can participate in the Miss Connecticut Talent Jamboree. It will be held at 2 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St., Southington.
Talent of any kind, from singing and dancing to magicians to comedians are invited to participate. The entry fee for solo performers is $40, while duets and trios pay $30 per person to enter. The entry fee for small groups of up to eight people is $15 per person. Large groups of up to 17 people pay $12 per person. Oct. 25 is the deadline to register for the talent jamboree. To register call event Chair Luis Pabon at 860-889-5174 or email
And at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Derynoski, young women between the ages of 17 and 24 may participate in the Apple Valley Scholarship Pageant, a local pageant sponsored by the Miss Connecticut Board of Directors. Contestants compete in a private interview before the pageant begins. The onstage competitions are talent, swimsuit and evening gown. To register, email The public is invited to watch the pageant. Tickets, at $15, will be available at the door.
On Nov. 13 at North Haven Middle School, girls between 2 and 12 are invited to participate in the Rising Star pageant, a fundraiser for the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Foundation. There are princess, petite, junior and pre-teen divisions. Competitions include an on-stage introduction, an interview, sportswear, casual wear and formal wear and community service, depending on the age of the competitor. To register, email
You can also get some of your Christmas shopping done and meet Miss Connecticut Brittany Decker at the same time when you attend a Pandora party from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11 at Libero Jewelers, 32C Middletown Ave., North Haven. The Liberos will donate 15 percent of all jewelry sales and 10 percent of all scrap gold that is redeemed that night to the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation. They pay the highest prices for scrap gold in the industry, according to Thomas Prete, executive director of the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation. Refreshments will be served.
For questions about any Miss Connecticut program call 860-889-5174.
The Miss Connecticut Scholarship program is a non-profit organization that raises college scholarships and promotes personal growth and development for girls and young women. It is an official affiliate of the Miss America Organization.

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