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Erica Renee Rhodes, a 17 year old at Meade County High School, will compete with ladies from throughout the nation in this year’s Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant. Pageant finals are at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Bluegrass Entertainment and Exposition Center, 426 Sutherland Lane, Bardstown.
The Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant also is a toy and book drive for local women and children shelters and a supply drive for local animal shelters. Each contestant is required to donate a minimum of 10 items to the shelters during pageant weekend.
The Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant is open to females of all ages. Contestants are required to compete in formal wear, personal introduction in outfit of choice, and their choice of optional including: judges’ interview, talent, casual wear and photogenic. A winner, first, and second runner up will be awarded in each of the 10 age divisions. Based upon the amount of her community involvement, a contestant may be awarded the title of Philanthropy Queen or Humanitarian Queen. A Supreme Queen also will be awarded a $1,000 cash scholarship.