CONWAY — The 2017 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant will be held At M&D Playhouse in North Conway on Sunday.
There are five contestants, and each represents a Mount Washington Valley Promotions member non-profit organization. The winner's organization will receive a $500 cash donation.
Interviews will be conducted with a panel of judges earlier in the day. Public speaking will occur during the afternoon portion of the program, as part of the formal wear presentation. Each contestant will prepare a speech about his organization and how it impacts his life. This will be presented along with his runway stroll. Admission for the 4 p.m. public portion of the program is $5 and may be paid at the door.
Contestants are: Tristan Andrews-Preston, representing Conway Area Humane Society; Erik Dow, representing M&D Playhouse; Scott Mallett, representing Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society; Jeremy Savary, representing Bartlett Recreation Department; and Nate Sawyer, representing Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. There are funding pages set up to collect donations for each of the charities being represented, and Ca$h Can$ will be set up in the theater's lobby during the event. The money raised, in addition to benefiting each man's organization, will contribute to his overall score.
Current Mount Washington Valley Mr., George Cleveland, will crown his successor on Sunday. Having held the title for two years, he leaves with these thoughts, "The event is great. The represented non-profits are great. The guys are great. The swag is great. The crown is really great. And you never know where your reign will take you. I found myself in the Ozarks judging the Little Miss and Mr. Cherry Blossom Festival."