It is questionable if “beauty pageant” is the correct description for this event. There will be no shapely models strutting down the runway. Instead, there will be 12 contestants from construction hunks to bald bankers.
The Crazy Woman(less) Beauty Pageant, sponsored by the Pythian Sisters Temple 14, will be held Saturday at the North Oak Community Center in Mineral Wells. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the pageant beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The audience will select the winner based on beauty and talent, although no one knows exactly the type of talent that will be performed. Votes are $1 each and can be purchased during the event.
Advanced pageant tickets are $15 per person, $20 at the door. The admission price includes a BBQ buffet. Adult beverages will be served. No one under 21 will be admitted.
Entertainment will feature local country and western bands plus a headliner Elvis impersonator.
A silent auction will be ongoing throughout the evening. Items for bids include a hog hunt, a pallet of patio pavers, a framed signed Troy Aikman jersey, and 40 smaller items.
Proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Cross Timbers Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as well as the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni, Palo Pinto Challenge, Meals on Wheels, Pythian Sisters, and the Texas Pythian Children's Home. Donations are tax deductible.
For advanced tickets available in Stephenvile, contact Bill Sanders, executive director of CASA at 254-965-6610.
“It's going to be crazy fun and worth the short drive,” Sanders said. “The proceeds will be used by many worthy non-profit organizations for humanitarian good.”
The Pythian Sisters is a fraternal order with members throughout the United States and Canada. The order maintains that friendship and strong family relationships are essential factors for a happy life. Previous local charity fund-raisers have included a baked potato feast and Crazy Water festival.
SHERRY BOARDMAN is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-965-3124, ext. 229.