Better late than never
Polar Fest has been over for a couple months but now it's time to crown a princess.
Due to a miscommunication and some major scheduling conflicts, the pageant was delayed until this Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. Cost is $8.
"Have no fear, it'll be in February next year," said co-organizer Kimberly Bultema. Sharing in organization duties with Bultema are Cindy Moore, Cara Frank and Stacy Heinlein.
This year's theme is Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
There are seven girls running for the Miss Teen Polar Fest crown and first runner up, and three vying for Miss Polar Fest. No runner-up will be crowned. There will also be a Miss Congeniality and Miss Hospitality honors given.
The girls will compete in evening gown, personal interview, talent and new this year, active wear -- something relating to a sport of interest like snowboarding, tennis, etc.
Miss Teen Polar Fest contestants are
Ashley Dresser, daughter of Angela Dodd and Tom Dresser, is a freshman at Detroit Lakes High School.
Randi Granger, daughter of Tracy Granger and Randy Eckman, is an eighth grader at DLMS.
Megan Hilde, daughter of Scott and Kristi Hilde, is a sophomore at Frazee High School.
Tabitha Hart, daughter of Tara Hart, is a freshman at Detroit Lakes High School.
Allie Suedel, daughter of Jon and Tanya Suedel, is a freshman at Detroit Lakes High School.
Kailey Cieluch, daughter of Tom Cieluch and Joyce Cieluch, is a freshman at Frazee High School.
Karensa Olson is a freshman at Detroit Lakes High School.
Miss Polar Fest contestants are
Kayla Cox, daughter of Terry and Denise Cox, is a senior at Detroit Lakes High School.
Katie Harper, daughter of Tom and Sue Harper, is a junior at Detroit Lakes High School.
Ashley Lund, daughter of Steve and Ruth Lund, is a freshman at Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls.