Miss Sesquicentennial


Would you like to represent Le Mars as a member of the 2019 Sesquicentennial Royalty? The Sesquicentennial Committee is currently taking applications for candidates for the royalty. The Queen, two princess and Miss Congeniality will serve as the court for Le Mars’ 150th anniversary. If you’re a female 16 to 19 years of age by June 10, 2019, you are encouraged to enter the competition.

Candidates will meet new people, gain more self-confidence and enjoy a memorable experience while representing Le Mars. Contestants must be current or past students at Le Mars Community or Gehlen, or home-schooled, and must have a Le Mars 51031 address.

Applications are available at the schools, the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce, Primebank and Kingsley State Bank. Miss Sesquicentennial applications are due November 1st.

Competition will take place the evening of November 14 — but the results will remain confidential. The actual “crowning” of the royalty will take place at the Le Mars Chamber Annual Dinner in January. The Le Mars Sesquicentennial Queen and her Court will reign over the whole Sesquicentennial Year of 2019, riding in parades, speaking at events and promoting the celebration.

For more information, contact Sesquicentennial Royalty Committee co-chairs Julie Beitelspacher 546-4175 or Alice Ruhland 546-6324. Applications and rules are available at Primebank, Kingsley State Bank, Le Mars City Hall and Le Mars Chamber of Commerce.