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La. Swine Festival seeks contestants for October 12 pageants

The 53rd Louisiana Swine Festival is set for the first weekend of November in Basile, but the festival’s pageants will take place Saturday, October 12 in McFarlain Memorial Gym on the Basile High School campus. The competitions are open to Louisiana residents in the appropriate age groupings.
The festival association is currently seeking contestants in the various pageant age groups. Entry forms are available from any Swine Festival Association member, at Thrifty-Way Pharmacy of Basile, or at
The pageants are listed below with their respective age categories and times of competition:

Senior Pageants The senior queens’ pageants will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, October 12, for the crowning of Miss La. Swine Festival (ages 17-23), Teen Miss Swine Festival (ages 15-16), and Ms. Swine Festival (ages 24 and older).
During the senior pageants, the festival association will honor this year’s king Retired General Ronnie Richard, a Basile native now residing in Baton Rouge, and Parade Grand Marshal Lionel LeJeune, Basile’s only living World War II veteran.

Junior Pageants The King Porky-Queen Petunia Pageant begins at 12 noon for 6-8 year old boys and girls.
The Junior Deb, Deb Miss, and Junior Teen Miss Pageant begins at 2 p.m. Jr. Deb is for girls ages 9-10, Deb Miss is 11-12, and Jr. Teen Miss is 13-14.

Baby Pageants The baby pageants are set to start at 9 a.m. Categories include Baby Miss and Baby Mister (0-11 months), Toddler Miss and Toddler Mister (12-23 months), Tiny Miss and Tiny Mister (2-3 years), Petite Miss and Petite Mister (age 4), and Little Miss and Little Mister (age 5).
An admission fee for the general public attending each pageant is $5 per pageant.
The new La. Swine Festival Royalty will reign over the 2019 festival which is set for November 1, 2, 3.
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