The 2016 Jasper Strassenfest doesn’t officially kick of till next Thursday with opening ceremonies to be held on the main stage near Jasper City Hall but the fest’s first event is set for tomorrow evening with the Miss Strassenfest the Jr. Miss Strassenfest Pageant and the Little Miss and Little Mister Strassenfest Pageants set 7 pm tomorrow evening at at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper.
Andrea Gramelspacher is this year’s Strassenfest Chairwoman she says this new venue will provide over 1,000 seats for the public to attend..Tickets will be available at the door for $5.
This year, five contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Strassenfest.
They include: Brooke Epple, Lina Mowat, Haley Sample, Vanessa Hickman, and Landyn Schneider.
Scholarships will be awarded to the Miss and first runner-up in the amounts of $1000 and $500, respectively. A second runner-up, Miss Congeniality, and Miss Photogenic will also be awarded.
Five young ladies will participate for the title of Jr. Miss Strassenfest Saturday evening as well.
They include:Emily Schaefer, Caroline McCance, Alexis Christiansen, Isabella Olinger and Livia Land.
Scholarships will be awarded to the Jr. Miss and first runner-up in the amounts of $250 and $125, respectively.
Contestants will participate in four categories: scholastic, an interview with judges, a community service project and on-stage presentation.
To reach the Strassenfest website you can navigate to www.jasperstrassenfest.org . The public can also download the Jasper Strassenfest I-phone or Android App which has a full list of each event as well as a map that will point out where parking and shuttle stops are throughout Jasper for Strassenfest events.