Triple crown set for March 27

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Little Miss Caribou, Little Miss Woodland, Little Miss Connor pageants slated

By Barbara Scott
Staff Writer

On Sunday, March 27, eight young contestants will be seeking to become their hometown’s 2011 Little Miss during the annual pageant held at the Caribou Performing Arts Center beginning at 2 p.m. Historically, the event sponsored by the Lister/Knowlton VFW Auxiliary was known as the Little Miss Caribou Pageant. This year the pageant will result in three Little Miss crowns being awarded, as contenders from Caribou, Connor and Woodland will compete for their respective titles in a combined pageant.

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These eight young ladies from Caribou, Connor and Woodland will be vying for the crown and title which represent their respective hometowns during the Sunday, March 27 Little Miss Pageant. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Caribou Performing Arts Center. Contestants and their hometown are, from left, in front: Amanda Poulin, Woodland; Alexis Doreon, Caribou; Elizabeth Zell, Caribou; Macy Wakem, Woodland; and Sipsis Paul of Connor. In back are: Victoria Leavitt,  Connor; McKenna Smith, Caribou and Brooke Moir of Woodland.

“This is the first year we’ve organized a three-town coronation,” stated Cheryl Bossie, pageant director. “But by holding a combined pageant it just gives these girls a chance to participate in the Maine Potato Blossom Pageant, she added.” Little Miss title holders are all eligible to compete in the Little Miss Maine Potato Blossom event.

Setting the stage for the 2011 pageant will be a performance by Brooke Haney, Little Miss Caribou 2010, alongside the eight 2011 contestants, as they perform an opening dance number, to “Under the Sea,” choreographed by Paige Small. Caribou’s reigning Little Miss is the daughter of Troy and Jennifer Haney.

Contestants vying for the 2011 Little Miss Caribou title are Alexis Doreon, Elizabeth Zell and MacKenna Smith. Competing for the title of Little Miss Connor are Sipsis Paul and Victoria Leavitt. Hoping to capture the Little Miss Woodland 2011 crown are Macy Wakem, Amanda Poulin and Brooke Moir.

2011 Little Miss Caribou contestants.

Alexis Doreon is the 6-year-old daughter of Joshua Doreon and Jennifer Violette. She will be performing a piano selection entitled “18th Century Dance,” for her talent presentation.

Elizabeth Zell, the 7-year-old daughter of James and Bethany Zell will perform a vocal and sign language talent presentation to, “Grace Flows Down.”

MacKenna Smith is the 9-year-old daughter of Whitney and Katie Smith. She will be performing a jazz dance routine to, “Stuck Like Glue.”

2011 Little Miss Connor hopefuls.

Sipsis Paul is the daughter of Nicholas and Pauochau Paul. The 7-year-old will perform a Native American Blanket Dance as her talent presentation.

Victoria Leavitt, the 8-year-old daughter of Wade and Jill Leavitt will be performing a monologue entitled, “A Farmer’s Daughter,” for her talent.

2011 Little Miss Woodland contenders.

Macy Wakem, will perform a hula hoop dance to, “Fireworks,” during the talent portion of the pageant. The 7-year-old is the daughter of Matt and Becky Wakem.

Amanda Poulin, the 7-year-old daughter of David and Karen Poulin plans to perform a tap-dance routine to, “Do-Re-Me,” for her talent presentation.

Brooke Moir, is the 8-year-old daughter of Scott and Neali Moir. For her talent, she will perform a jazz dance routine to “Rockin’ Robin.”    

Tickets for the Sunday afternoon, March 27, Little Miss Pageant are $6 and are available in advance from the contestants or may be purchased at the door the afternoon of the event.

All proceeds from the 2011 Little Miss Pageant benefit the VFW Auxiliary Cancer Aid and Research Program.