It’s that time of the year again – the one so many young women along the Eastern Shore look forward to –time to sign up to participate in the Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship …
It’s that time of the year again – the one so many young women along the Eastern Shore look forward to –time to sign up to participate in the Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship Program.
“We want each young woman who signs up to know that we are dedicated to enhancing her future,” Program Director JoAnn Broadus said. “We teach all the participants lessons that will help them achieve their goals – from interview and public speaking skills to presentation and writing skills. Every single student will learn something valuable.”
Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Optimist Club, the program has been a local tradition since 1961 and is dedicated to furthering the progress of each participant through scholarships, public appearances, and leadership opportunities throughout the community.
The Dogwood Trail Committee is excited to announce this year’s dates for the 62nd Annual Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship Program. Orientation sessions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 2:30 – 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort. Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for all applicants. Parents or guardians of the applicants are encouraged to attend the session with their daughter.
Applicant requirements are as follows:
Pageant and Scholarship Program applications will only be distributed at the orientation sessions. Applications are due on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at the application turn-in sessions, also at Prodisee Pantry. Full application instructions will be given during each orientation meeting.
The Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship Program will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the Fairhope Civic Center. Proceeds from the Program will support The Eastern Shore Optimist Club for scholarships, Dogwood Trail Court expenses and various youth programs throughout Baldwin County.
For more information about the Program, contact Pageant Director, Natalie Anusiewicz at 251-377-2843.