Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, May 9 for the 2014 Vernon Hills pageant.
Each year three young ladies are chosen to represent the community as Little Miss Vernon Hills, Junior Miss Vernon Hills, and Miss Vernon Hills. Little Miss contestants must be between 6 and 9 years old, Junior Miss 10 to 15 years old, and, Miss 16 to 22 years old by June 21. None can turn a year older than the maximum in each category before Oct. 1.
The pageant will be held June 21 at the Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive. Applications are available at www.vernonhills.org; the kiosk at Hawthorn Westfield shopping center; or, at village hall, 290 Evergreen Drive. The queens' platform this year is animal welfare and guests are asked to bring items to donate to a local pet shelter.