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Registration is under way for the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion pageants.
Applications are now being accepted for the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants that are the forerunners of Catawba County's annual patriotic festival.
The Miss Reunion title will be bestowed on area girls and young women during a series of three evenings of competition preceding August Reunion Week activities in Newton.
Pageants begin with the Tiny Miss Reunion competition Tuesday, July 31.
Contest divisions and times include Tiny Miss Reunion, 3-5 years old, Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.; Little Miss Reunion, 6-9 years old, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.; Junior Miss Reunion, 10-13 years old, Aug. 1 after Little Miss; Teen Miss Reunion, 14-17 years old, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.; Miss Reunion, 18-22 years old, Aug. 2 after Teen Miss.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.