A Valentine’s-themed pageant will be held Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Alma.
There will be both boy and girl divisions in the Sweetheart of the River Pageant. Boy divisions are open up to 10 years old, and female divisions are open for all ages.
Various donate items will be raffled off during the event, and vendors will be selling merchandise such as jewelry and hair bows, said Marla Keady, pageant organizer.
Admission to attend the event is $5 for adults and $2 for children, Keady said.
Sweetheart of the River is a fundraiser for the Miss Arkansas River Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary for the Miss America Pageant. The event will help organizers raise money for pageant scholarships, Keady said.
Boy divisions are Wee Mr. for ages 0-2, Tiny Mr. for ages 3-4, Little Mr. for ages 5-7 and Mr. for ages 8-10.
Divisions for girls include Tiny Tot for ages 0-18 months, Wee Princess for ages 19-35 months, Tiny Princess for ages 3-4 years, Princess for ages 5-6, Little Miss for ages 7-8, Junior Miss for ages 9-10, Pre-Teen for ages 11-12 and Teen for ages 13-15.
Adult divisions are Queen for ages 16-18, Miss for ages 19-25, Mrs. for ages 26-54 and Senior for ages 55 and older.
Tiny Tot, Wee Princess and all boys divisions will have one category to be judged, requiring contestants to wear a "red outfit of choice."
There will be two categories for all other divisions; contestants will wear one outfit that contains the color red, and a pageant dress.
Deadline for submitting an entry form for Sweetheart of the River was Feb. 1. For more information call (479) 719-0736.