The Belle of the Redwoods competition is not a beauty contest. Rather, it’s a fun way for young women to make a little mad money. Contestants sell chances to win $1000 in cash and great prizes donated by local merchants.
The tickets cost just $5, or 5 for $20. All contestants keep 10% of their ticket sales, except for the one who sells the most – she keeps 20% and wins a $300 cash prize. The second place Belle wins an additional $150, and the third wins $50 more.
Winning Belles receive their crowns Sunday afternoon at the Paul Bunyan Days Logging Show.
The contestants look like Belles in old fashion dresses, which they’re loaned and asked to wear when selling tickets or representing the Paul Bunyan Association at events like the Parade or Logging Show.
If you’d like more information, or are interested in being a Belle of the Redwood participant, you can download the entry form, or contact Tammy Lowe at 970-618-3809.