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Princeton Jr. Woman's Club Baby Contest


ENTIRES NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR PJWC BABY CONTEST

Princeton Jr. Women's Club Baby Contest Entrants must be Bureau County residents under 24 months of age as of September 9, 2016. Contest entries must be emailed to princetonjuniors@gmail.com by 11:59pm local time on Thursday, August 18. No mail entries will be accepted.

To enter, email a high resolution snapshot sized color photograph of the child to princetonjuniors@gmail.com. The email must also include the following: child's name, sex, birthdate, current age, parents' name, parents' addresses, and two valid contact phone numbers. Please refrain from entering photos taken with cell phone cameras or those that have been cropped or altered. Also, no professional photographs will be accepted.

Voting will begin on Friday, August 12 and continue until noon on Friday, September 9. The photographs will be displayed at Central Bank, Midland States Bank, Centrue Bank and Heartland Bank. The photos will be rotated weekly between the four banks.

Each child will have a canister with his/her corresponding photograph in which votes can be placed.

Princeton Jr. Women's Club Baby Contest One dollar equals 100 votes. The winner will be notified September 9 and introduced during that evening's Homestead Festival awards ceremony and pork dinner/ice cream social. Prizes will be given to the boy and girl winners, as well as the boy and girl runners up. All winners, runners up, and their parents will have a spot in the Homestead Festival parade on September 10.

The Princeton Junior Woman's Club donates all the proceeds from this contest back to communities and organizations within Bureau County through various projects carried out by their club.

  • 50/50 Raffle
    Buy a chance to win Big Bucks and help support the Homestead Festival!
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  • PJWC Baby Contest
    Make sure to get your little one entered into the PJWC Annual baby Contest. A Festival favorite!
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  • BBQ Rib Cook OFF
    Sunday event with a $30 entry fee. Ribs only cooked on site. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.
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  • Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang Blues
    BLUES CONCERT @ Alexander Park Sat. 4:30PM-6:30PM Food, beverage and spirits available.
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  • Jaycees Beer Garden
    Darius Miller Park
    Gates Open 8pm / Close 1am
    Music & Entertainment at 8:30pm

Volunteers Needed!

The Homestead festival is looking for volunteers for this year's ever growing Homestead Festival!

It is so much fun it will not even seem like work! Come join us! If interested, please contact Tracy Makransky at tracymakransky@gmail.com!



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