Children's Day drawing deadline extended
The deadline to register for the 2011 Children’s Day King and Queen drawing has been extended to Friday, according to the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair Association officials.
All children ages 6 to 12 from the Tri-City area that enter will be members of the Chidlren’s Day royal court.
Boys and girls ages 9-12 will be in the random drawing to be selected as king and queen. Those in the drawing for king and queen must be present to win.
All children that enter will be treated to A Royal Fun Fest Saturday at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 96 located at the corner of Everett Street and La. 182 in Morgan City. The event will honor 2010 Children’s Day King and Queen Nicholas Aleksines and Dianne Ward.
Some of the festivities will include an indoor Fun Jump, a D.J. and refreshments.
The new royalty will be selected in a public drawing at 3 p.m.
This year the new king and queen will be crowned at a Coronation Party on Sunday, also at Post 96.
Those chosen as royalty must have a positive attitude and participate in all festival activities. The king and queen are representatives of the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and the City of Morgan City.
They will reign over Labor Day weekend Children’s Day activities such as the field events slated Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. in Lawrence Park in Morgan City. They will also lead the Children’s Street Parade later that same morning in the downtown area.
Additionally, Children’s Day royalty will be guests of the festival at the adult coronation pageant and festival events.
Children not selected as king and queen will become members of the royal court.
Sponsoring the event is the family of Marion Bergeron and the late Oliver Bergeron. Post 96 and Ideal Rentals are supporters of the event.
A registration blank may be obtained from the festival office at 715 Second St. in Morgan City.
Parents are asked to complete the registration form and bring it, along with a $1 registration fee, to the festival office by the Friday deadline.
Only one entry per participant is allowed.