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Entries now being accepted for Miss Denton and Little Miss Denton Pageant

Entries are now being accepted for the Miss Denton and Little Miss Denton Pageant to be held together on Saturday, November 8. First practice and deadline for entries will be Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kristin Carroll Dance Company on West Salisbury Street. Entry blanks will be available at practice on Sunday.

The Little Miss Denton Pageant is open to first and second grade girls at Denton and Silver Valley Elementary Schools. The Miss Denton Pageant is open to junior and senior girls at South Davidson High School who are not and have never been married or had a child.

Practices will be held each Sunday until the pageant; times will be available at Sunday’s practice. There is also a dress rehearsal on Friday evening, November 7. Interviews will be held for all the girls during the day of the pageant.

The younger girls will compete in “Sunday” dress and parents are reminded that this is not a “glitz” pageant. The high school girls will compete in streetwear with an on-stage question and evening gown.

There is no entry fee; Denton Lions Club will obtain a sponsor for each contestant. All proceeds from the pageant are used for charity/community service of the Denton Lions Club.

If you have any questions you may email Theresa Matthews at: or call 859-5344 and leave a message.

High Rock Lake River Rats Inc. Charity Golf Tournament
The High Rock Lake River Rats, Inc. will hold their annual Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 20, at the Sapona Ridge Country Club, Lexington, NC. The cost is $60 per player which includes golf cart, green fees, snacks and adult beverages. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Mulligans are just $5. Forms are available from their website If you have any questions, please contact Julia Euliss 336-210-6571.

Who are the High Rock Lake River Rats? Since their humble beginnings, the River Rats has evolved into a North Carolina chartered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, specifically, The High Rock Lake River Rats Inc. They incorporated in 1999 and presently maintain an average of 75 members. The corporation is administrated by a 9 member executive board comprised of 4 officers and 5 directors elected by the membership.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. They are currently looking for active individuals within the surrounding community to become members of our organization. The yearly fee to become a member is $10.00 and all proceeds go into the general fund, the area children in need.      

In 2013, $13,125 was donated to the Davidson County Schools to help 173 kids. $500 was donated to each; the Nazarene Church Home and the American Children’s Home.

Donations are needed from area businesses, organizations and individuals to help in the effort. Please show your support. It’s for the Kids!!