The 4th annual - Independence Day Junior Miss- Pageant will be held this weekend at the Bliss. The pageant is organized by a group of ladies - who call themselves "Concerned Belizean Women" and through this event they have been able to fundraise and donate to numerous organizations and charities in Belize. 7news caught up with the 7 contestants today - who told us what they will be "representing" on pageant night.
Karen Vernon, Theatre Director - NICH
"Independence Day junior Miss 2012 is our 4th annual Independence Day junior Miss pageant and it takes place this Sunday at 6pm at the Bliss Center. We have 7 contestant vying for this title and there will be different segments; they first come out introducing themselves and do a little dance and then they move on to the district. Each contestant will be representing a district and giving a platform statement about that district and then there is the talent section which is a new section in this competition. Last but not least is visual poet where they come out in their evening gown and strut their stuff."
"The proceeds from the door, we usually help advocate for women and children. We donate to charities, we donate to school feeding programs and this year we are going to give two scholarships to high schools for two females and we are going to announce that later on today and we have donated to shelters for women, children home and we have donated to hurricane relief fund."
"We are there and people contact us and we help."
The pageant starts at 6 in the evening on Sunday and tickets are only 10 dollars.