Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Polk County.

    Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Polk County.

    Mrs. Polk County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at “Wellstone Center” on April 28, 2018 in St. Paul.

    The woman chosen as “Mrs. Polk County ”will become an ambassador from the Polk County area and will receive the official title and sash.

    The woman chosen as Mrs. Minnesota will receive a prize package worth $7,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the “2018” Mrs. International Pageant in August in Charleston, West Virginia.

    The American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” is the Official charity of the Mrs. Minnesota pageant. To learn more visit: www.goredforwomen.org

    The current reigning “2017 Mrs. Minnesota is Stephanie Welter of Shakopee. Traveling all across the state, Stephanie speaks on her platform “Understanding the puzzle of Autism.”

    “‘What’s wrong with HIM?’ the little girl asked as she pointed to my special needs son, Benjamin,” Stephanie says. “As a parent, you never truly get used to the stares, giggles, and comments about your child, but I have chosen to use it as an opportunity to educate and inspire. As a 17-year autism advocate, I help those with autism turn their challenges into victories. Therapy, training, and community awareness help integrate these individuals so we can All start to understand the puzzle of autism. I believe everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential.”

    For more information go to: www.autism-society.org

    Competitions in the pageant are: personal interview, Fitness wear and evening gown. (There are no talent or swimsuit competitions)

    For married women living in Polk County that are interested in applying, all you have to do is complete a biography form and send it to:

MRS. MINNESOTA
International Pageant
P.O. Box 240537
Apple Valley, MN 55124-0537

    Or an online application can be filled out on our website: www.mrsminnesota.com Or call for information: 1-800-262-0097 (952)432-6758 fax: (952)953-3896 Email: mnpageants@frontiernet.net