The Miss Brainerd United States Pageant is will be conducted at 7 p.m., Saturday, at Tornstrom Auditorium. This is the first Miss United States local pageant to be conducted in Brainerd and in Minnesota.
Nineteen contestants will vie for the titles of: Jr Teen Miss Brainerd, Teen Miss Brainerd and Miss Brainerd. Each contestant will compete in private interview, on stage question, swimsuit and evening gown.
Mary Petersen, Miss Minnesota United States 2013, will be a special guest at the pageant. Petersen, who is from Nisswa, was Miss Brainerd Lakes in 2010. This will be her last public appearance before leaving for Washington D.C. to represent Minnesota and compete in the 2013 Miss United States Pageant on July 5, 6, and 7. Contestants are Malyk Edwards, 15, daughter of Rayme Edwards and Ryan Selinger; Allie Gorman, 14, daughter of Louis and Lori Gorman; Tyler Gutierrez, 15, daughter of Scott and Lori Gutierrez; Hannah Northburg, 15, daughter of Jennifer Northburg-Schwartz; Anna Bieganek, 18, daughter of John and Nancy Bieganek; Chelsea Emslander, 17, daughter of Dale and Jessica Emslander; Savannah Gosse, 16, daughter of Jesse and Gloria Hoheisel; Shayna Harms, 15, daughter of Diane Berry; Nicole Harris, 16, daughter of Michael and Laure Harris; Shelica Lively-Payne, 15, daughter of Steve and Karen Lively; Rebecca Schreurs, 16, daughter of Scott Hornby and Michele Schreurs; Sara Stockard, 15, daughter of Andy Stockard and Kristin Gangestad; Samantha Dren, 21, daughter of Tina and Dennis Snidarich; Hollie Garry, 20, daughter of Bill and Theresa Garry; Ann Jordan, 20, daughter of Marcella Jordan; Sarah Mozey, 19, daughter of David and Christine Mozey; Hannah Rennaker, 21, daughter of Dan and Joy Rennaker; Jackie Thurlow, 20, daughter of Mimi and the late Scott Mike Thurlow and Jamie Whitehead, 20, daughter of Tom and Denise Whitehead.
Along with the pageant, there will be a silent auction conducted outside of the auditorium and there will also be a $500 raffle. The drawing will be conducted during the pageant. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased at the pageant. Tickets to the pageant are $10 and will be available at the door. Children 3 and under are free. For further information call 851-4808.