The Belle of the Redwoods competition is not a beauty contest. Rather, it’s a fun way for women of all ages 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 girl who sells the most – she keeps 20%! She also wins a $300 cash prize, and is crowned Belle of the Redwoods at the Paul Bunyan Days Logging Show. The second place Bells wins an additional $150, and the third wins $50 more.
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 2012, call Tammy Bagley at 707-961-1170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.