Kaitlyn & Samuel: 2013 Miss Merry Christmas & Jack Frost
An Aurora holiday tradition for more than 50 years returns. Nominations are now open for the 2014 Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost contest. The contest is open to Aurora residents between the ages of 4 and 7 years old.
Parents can enter their child by submitting a photo with the following information: name, age, birthday, parent/guardian name, address and phone number.
Hard copies of photos must be delivered during regular business hours (Mon. - Fri. 8a-5p) to the City of Aurora Special Events Office, 5 E. Downer Pl., located next to the Subway Restaurant at the corner of Downer Pl. and Stolp Ave.
THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT 3:00 P.M.
Six boys and six girls will be chosen as semi-finalists, and those photos will be published in The Beacon-News on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Community members can vote by submitting ballots that will be printed in the Beacon News from Sunday, October 26 through Monday, November 10. Those ballots must be received in the City of Aurora Special Events Office at the addressed listed above by Thursday, November 13 by 5:00 p.m. Only official original newspaper ballots will be accepted.
While all 12 semi-finalists will be part of the 2014 Court, the top three vote earners in each category will be the 2014 Finalists and entered into a random drawing that will crown the 2014 Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost. The drawing will be held during a special meeting with Mayor Weisner and members of the Aurora City Council on Tuesday, November 18 at City Hall.
Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost will lead the City of Aurora's Winter Lights Parade and assist in lighting Aurora's official holiday tree on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. during the City of Aurora's annual Winter Lights Festival in downtown Aurora.
For more information, call the City of Aurora's Special Events Office at 630-256-3370 or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
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