Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest

Contestants are needed for the Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Pumpkin Stage. Only pumpkin pies will be judged. Registration will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. We would like to have lots of pies to judge. Melanie Wintrich will again donate the ceramic pie safe for first place, second place $15 and covered pie plate from Cracker Barrel of St. Clairsville and third place $10 and a gift from Cracker Barrel of St. Clairsville. For information call Tiny Reed at (740) 425-2906.

"Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater" Contest

Looking for great pumpkin pie eaters at the Pumpkin Stage on Thursday, Sept. 24. Guarantee you will have pie in your face, because your hands will be behind your back. Registration will be between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Three divisions: 5 years to 8, 9 years to 15, and 16 years to adult. Cash awards will be given in each group first, second, and third places. Cracker Barrel of St. Clairsville will also give each child up to 12 years of age a free gift card for a meal at Cracker Barrel. All first place winners will have a chance to win the Champion Trophy. Any questions call Tiny Reed at (740) 425-2906.

Pumpkin Festival Queen's Pageant contestants sought

The annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Queen's pageant will be held Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 at the Barnesville High School Auditorium. Girls from all over the Ohio Valley will compete for the title of Queen (age 14-18), Princess (age 10-13) and Mini Miss (age 6-9).

The three winners will receive a crown, banner, trophy and other various prizes. The Queen will receive a $500 savings bond and the Princess and Mini-Miss will each receive a $200 savings bond. The top four in each category will receive prizes and ride on a float in the giant Pumpkin Parade.

Judging is based on a private interview beginning at 1 p.m. A choice of talent or sportswear modeling and evening gown/party dress modeling will begin at 4 p.m. and will be open to the public.

For more information call Karen Powell at (740) 425-1278 or Jill Stephens at (740) 425-1332.

Relinquishing their crowns this fall will be 2008 Queen Emily Simpson, Princess Kylee Laurine and Mini-Miss Carli Ebright.

Deadline for the pageant registration will be Sept. 4, 2009. No entries will be accepted after that date.