Belle of the Redwoods

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1965 Belle Mavis Carpenter crowned by Chet Shandel

1965 Belle Mavis Carpenter crowned by Chet Shandel

BELLES NEW

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.

Belles have been part of Paul Bunyan Days from the beginning.

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, download the Belle Entry form 2014 For more information contact redwoodbelle@gmail.com or contact Judy Martin or Joseph Sverko at 961-0365.

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