The inaugural Wilkesville Fire Department Miss Wilkesville Pageant will take place Sunday, July 24 at the Wilkesville Community Building.

Interviews will begin at 4 p.m. and contestants will go onstage at 7 p.m. The crowning will take place on Saturday, July 30 at the annual Wilkesville Fish Fry. The pageant is open to residents of Vinton, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Athens counties. A mandatory meeting will take place on the registration deadline, Sunday, July 17 at 6 p.m., at the Wilkesville Park shelter house. There will be a $25 registration fee.

The pageant will be divided into the following age groups: Little Miss – 5 years to 8 years; Junior Miss – 9 years to 13 years; and Miss – 14 years to high school seniors. There will be a queen and princess crowned in each group. Interviews will be held for all age groups.

Concerning any questions, please contact Director Micaela Ferguson through text at 740-395-7204 or email More information will be made available as soon as possible.