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Miss Fallbrook pageant now organized by CAST

After 19 years of sponsoring the Miss Fallbrook pageant, the Fallbrook chapter of Soroptimist International has turned the event over to CAST Productions, operated by Patty Hornsveld.

The pageant is the annual event designed to select a young woman to serve as a primary ambassador for the Friendly Village for the following 12 months.

“We’re happy to have it and we’re going forward as quickly as we can,” Hornsveld said.

For young, unmarried women between the ages of 17 and 24, the pageant not only offers an opportunity to learn public speaking and interview skills but is also an opportunity to interact with the public, participate in group community service endeavors and more.

The deadline to enter the pageant is February 15 at the first informational meeting and training session, which will be held beginning at 1 p.m. at the CAST studio, located at the corner of Main and Hawthorne.

Hornsveld said some of the activities in which the Miss Fallbrook contestants will be involved will include: making announcements before the audience at Mission Theatre productions; participating in a tree-planting event with Save Our Forest, a reading program at Frazier Elementary School and a luncheon meeting with residents of assisted living communities; walking in the Crop Walk to benefit the Fallbrook Food Pantry; attending the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce SunDowner; and more.

Members of Soroptimist International hope the community will rally behind CAST Productions as they work toward presenting the Miss Fallbrook pageant.

“We are essentially passing the gavel to CAST Productions and hope that everyone will support them,” said Gayle Marrocco of Soroptimist International. “It is transitioning into very capable hands.”

“We do need the community to come forward and sponsor contestants,” Hornsveld said. To help with pageant costs, each contestant must secure $300 in sponsorships, which can be in the form of one major sponsor or several small sponsors.

The Miss Fallbrook pageant will be held Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mission Theatre. For tickets to the event, or to help sponsor a contestant, call (760) 731-2278.

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