VERNON  The annual Miss Firecracker Pageant will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Vernon Community Center.

Entries to the pageant will be accepted up until this weekend, with the exception of the Miss Photogenic category, which needs to be at least entered 24 hours before the event, said Vernon Mayor Michelle Cook on Monday.

Sign in will begin at 11 a.m. Attire for this pageant is formal pleas no Heirloom. The following titles will be awarded Baby Miss birth to walking (must be held), Toddler Miss walking up to 24 months, Tiny Tot ages 2 - 3, Future Little Miss ages 4 -5, Little Miss ages 6-7, Young Miss ages 8-9, Pre-Teen. Ages 10-12, Teen Miss ages 13-14, Junior Miss ages 15-16, Miss Firecracker age 17-21 (never married and no children), Ms. Firecracker any age (single, divorced, married with or without children) Little Miss Independence birth thru age 9, and Miss Independence ages 10 and up.

All winners will receive a sash, crown and trophy except for Baby Miss, which will receive a bib, crown, and trophy.

All contestants ages 10 and under will receive a crown. There will be a trophy for 1st and 2nd runner-ups in all categories. If you child holds a current title they are welcome to compete in the next category this year. None of the judges for this pageant are local. To compete in the photogenic category the application and photo must be turned in no later than 24 hours before the pageant. No photos will be accepted the day of the pageant. Photos must be at least a 4x6 but no larger than an 8x10. Winners will receive a trophy. There will be no shifting of age groups on the day of the pageant.

For more information call the Vernon City Hall at 535-2444 or Laura Brewer at 326-8738.