For the second year, the festivities will be held in Marion.
The 2012 Miss Illinois, Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen and Preteen Pageants will be held at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center Wednesday through Saturday, June 27-30.
Cami Horman, Miss Metropolis Outstanding Preteen, will compete for the title of Miss Illinois Outstanding Preteen 2012.
Mackenzie Meadows-Puckett, Miss Metropolis Outstanding Teen 2012, will compete for the title of Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen 2012 on Friday, June 29.
Meredith Hosman as Miss Metropolis 2012 will compete in the Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, June 30, vying for the title of Miss Illinois 2012.
During three nights of competition, young women from across the state will compete for the opportunity to represent Illinois at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev.
Twenty-three Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Contestants will be vying for the chance to represent Illinois at the 2012 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Fla. Aug. 15-18.
Preliminary phases of competition, including lifestyle and fitness, evening wear, talent and on-stage question, will be contested on the nights of Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28 for the Miss contestants and Friday, June 30 for the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen & Pre-Teen Pageant.
However, area residents can vote now at the Miss Illinois website,www.missillinois.org, for the teen, preteen and princess photogenic competition, which features Meadows-Puckett, Horman and Miss Metropolis Princess Ashlynn Kommer, daughter of John and Dena Kommer.
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