2014 Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa Pageant Schedule Announced

The Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa Pageant will be held on March 16, 2014 in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Day Dance in Walford, Iowa.  This is a change from previous years when the pageant was held during Houby Days.  Young women between the ages of 16 and 26, un-wed, possessing a Czech or Slovak lineage, and that have completed the application process will compete.  The winner of the Iowa pageant will receive prizes, scholarship funds, and will qualify to compete in the National Pageant in Wilber, Nebraska in August.The Pageant is composed of four areas of competition that will illustrate each young woman’s capability to represent her Czech or Slovak heritage: private interview, on-stage interview, talent performance, and kroj (traditional Czech or Slovak folk dress) modeling.Part of the pageant judging will be held at the Teahen Chapel across from the Ponderosa Ballroom in the morning at 10:45 AM on Sunday, March 16 beginning with the private interview.  Following dinner for the candidates, visiting queens, guests, judges, and helpers, the candidates will perform their talent.  The on-stage interview, kroj modeling, and the crowning ceremony will take place in the afternoon at the ballroom.  Music will be provided by Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen.  The dance will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.  The two pageant judging events will take approximately 15 minutes followed by more music and dancing.  Door prizes, a raffle & bake sale will be held at the dance.Schedule of EventsTeahen Chapel – Contestants, current visiting state queens, past Iowa queens & invited dignitariesHospitality – Rolls, Coffee, Juice9:45 AM   Orientation with Judges10:15 AM   Orientation with contestants10:45 AM   Private Interview11:15 AM   Photo Session12:00 AM   Luncheon1:00 PM   Talent ContestPonderosa Ballroom – Open to the public –admission $8.002:00 PM   Dance Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen3:00 PM   On Stage Interview4:00 PM   Kroj Modeling5:00 PM   Crowning Ceremony with Royal Court6:00 PM   Dance ConclusionIf you have any questions, feel free to contactBonnie Rohlena, Iowa Pageant Director(Cell) 319-329-2534(Home) 319-442-3592webmaster@czechheritagefoundation.com