Still Time to Register for 2017 Little Miss Tomato Pageant

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Your Invitation to Participate in the Little Miss Tomato Pageant

It’s that time of year again!  The Fredericktown Tomato Show is well underway and plans are being made for this year’s annual Little Miss Tomato pageant.

If your daughter will be six years old on or before September 1st of this year and is a Fredericktown School District resident who physically lives within the district or currently attends Fredericktown Schools, she is eligible to compete in this year’s pageant.  She is required to wear a long tomato red dress (tea length is acceptable) and registrations forms must be delivered to organizer by AUGUST 25th.

The pageant will be held on the Wednesday following Labor Day at 7:00 p.m.  Please check-in in front of the First-Knox National Bank at 5:30 p.m. to have your daughter’s picture taken.  If you do not wish to purchase pictures, please check in by 6:00.  Group pictures will be taken at 6:20 in the community room of the bank.  This will then allow for last minute restroom breaks and lineup.

Out of town judges will score each contestant on a two-minute stage interview (up to 15 points).  She will also be judged on appearance (up to 10 points) and how she behaves on stage (up to 5 points).  In order that we might get the girls to talk more openly during the interview, we have attached an information sheet to be filled out and returned.  Make sure your daughter is aware of what you are writing down on the information sheet but please don’t rehearse her responses.   The more spontaneous responses seem to make a better the interview.  Please be specific and give us as much information as you can.  The more the interviewer knows about your daughter, the more we will have to talk about.

Each contestant will receive a trophy and a crown with the top four scoring contestants receiving a trophy, tiara, cash prize and flowers.

All contestants are invited to participate in Thursday’s Kid Parade with Little Miss Tomato as Parade Marshal.  Participants should wear their red dress. The parade will organize at the Sandusky Street stage area and begins at 6:30 p.m. The parade concludes at the Main Street stage.

The girls will also participate in Saturday’s big parade.  They should dress in their LMT dresses.  Your daughter will need to be dropped off at the entrance to the Fredericktown Police/Recreation Department at 182 South Main Street by 11:45 a.m.  (The parade needs to be ready to pull out by 12:20.)  The Tomato Show Board of Directors will supply a decorated float for all the contestants.  Please remember to bring a water bottle and/or rain gear for your daughter.  We welcome you to ride or walk beside the float. (Let Julie Chester know if you’re willing!) J The girls will need to be picked up at the entrance to the Recreation Department at approximately 1:30 p.m.   Please be prompt in picking up your children, as the directors must get to other events.

Thank you for taking time to be part of the Tomato Show.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text Julie Chester at 398-5114.


Electronic Registration for Little Miss Tomato:



Please list anything that your daughter might be interested in talking about. Fill in as much as possible so that we can talk about something different than the girls interviewed previously.

Remember to review with your daughter the things that you have listed.

Enclose a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate along with this form and mail to the address below.


Contestant’s Name _____________________________________________________ DOB ________________

Daughter of _______________________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________ City   ____________________________

Telephone___________________________ School _____________________ Grade Completed ___________

Please include in this area some topics to discuss (family, friends, pets, hobbies, trips/vacations, sports, school, memorable moments, things your daughter likes to do, or a funny story she’d like to tell):









What is the first thing your daughter might want to talk about?

Please put it in question form? Ie: What can you tell me about…?  Who is…?  What is your favorite…?  Etc.

*As you are aware, all contestants are to be six (6) years old as of September 1, of this year! To assure fairness for all contestants, please enclose a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate.

For information call or text Julie Chester at 398-5114.

Signature of parent or guardian ________________________________________

Mail forms to: Julie Chester, 16851 Connector Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019

Fax to: Julie at 740-324-7615 or scan and e-mail to:

You should receive a confirmation once your form is received.