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Still time to participate in Tyrone’s ‘Little King and Queen’ contest

The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce once again a group of Tyrone residents have come together to carry-on an annual tradition – Tyrone Heritage Celebration.
Past events, as well as ideas for future celebrations include the placing of Irish flags throughout town, a balloon release kickoff, Luck of The Irish Parade, a Clover Leaf Merchants Sale, Sunday Spiritual Services in concert with various groups, Tyrone Community Partnership and Wesley UM Church Irish Stew Dinner with Michael O’Brien Band, children’s readings at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, Blair County Genealogical Society display at the Tyrone History Museum, a coloring contest and much more.
This year, the Tyrone Heritage Committee and The Tyrone Merchants Association will hold a “Little King and Queen” contest for children ages four to seven-years-old.
One-third of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Tyrone Renaissance Education Foundation.
Both the King and Queen will receive a $50 savings bond; a crown and sash; flowers donated from Alice’s Garden and gift certificates from Cowfer’s Custom Design, Gardners Candies and the Tyrone Chamber of Commerce
Those interested in competing in the contest must register at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office, Cowfer’s Custom Design or Gardners Candies Store.
A birth certificate and picture are required upon registration.
Contestants will then garner votes by placing a collection can in area businesses. One vote will be received for every penny collected.
All contestants must make their own sealed containers (no more than a No. 10 can permitted) and then request and receive permission from local retailers, merchants and/or businesses to place their container. The Heritage Committee must be informed of each can’s location. Absolutely no door to door soliciting.
Containers must be turned in at Cowfer’s Custom Design, 1249 Pennsylvania Ave. (alley) between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26 or from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 27.
No containers will be accepted after noon on Wednesday. Money collected will then be counted by members of The Heritage Committee.
In order to be eligible, contestants must be at least four-years-old but not older than seven-years-old before March 1, 2008.
One boy and one girl will be chosen as King and Queen for this year’s contest. The winners must be available to ride in the parade on Tuesday, March 11. The parade line-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
Contestants must attend the Tyrone Area School District.
Winners will be announced in The Daily Herald.
Anyone with question concerning the contest can call Laurie Cowfer at 684-6025 or Kristin Barrett at 684-0857.