Blossomtime looks for young royalty

Published 1:26 pm Thursday, January 5, 2006

By Staff
BENTON HARBOR - The deadline for entering the Blossomtime Festival's Bud Prince and Princess Pageant is Feb. 1.
Entrants must be at least 6 years old by Sept. 1, 2005, and not more than 9 years old by Sept. 1, 2006.
They must reside with a parent or legal guardian and maintain a permanent, year-round residence within southwest Michigan.
Entry forms may be obtained by calling the Blossomtime Festival office at 926-7397 or they are available on Blossomtime's Web site at
The Blossomtime Festival Bud Prince and Princess take an active role in the festival by serving as grand marshals of the Youth Parade and participating in all other festival activities.
The competition will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Dowagiac Middle School Performing Arts Center, Dowagiac.
Tickets for the event cost $10 each and are available through the contestants or at the Blossomtime office, 151 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor.