Contestants sought for Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant


The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant is looking for young women of Czech, Slovak or Moravian heritage to compete for the state title. The 30th annual Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant will be held on April 13 at the American Legion Club in Montgomery.

The competition is for women between the ages of 16 and 26 years of age. The pageant winners receive cash awards, crowns and will have a year of memorable appearances throughout the State of Minnesota. This unique pageant focuses on the heritage of the Czech, Slovak or Moravian candidates. The new Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota queen travels to the National Miss Czech Slovak US Pageant in Wilber, Nebraska, in early August.

There will be an informational pageant meeting on 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Montgomery Oil Company and David’s Diner, 200 Fourth St. NW., Montgomery, telephone number 507-364-9370. A light lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant Committee extends a welcome to all interested contestants, parents, and family members to attend this meeting.
The application deadline is March 1. For information and a registration form contact Lorraine David 507-364-9370 or 507-364-5384 or Ashley Zimanske 952-201-4107 or email to or The pageant website is:

The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant April 13 will feature ethnic foods served at 5 p.m. with the pageant beginning at 7 p.m. A reception and dance will follow the coronation. Dinner and pageant tickets are available from Jerry or Lorraine David 507-364-9370 or at Montgomery Oil Company.

The reigning Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Queen is Heather Vikla of Lonsdale, daughter of David and Kelly Vikla; Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota First Princess is Mary Carson, daughter of John and Rosalind Carson of Lonsdale; and Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Second Princess is Michelle Vlasak, daughter of Ed (Butch) and Deb Vlasak of Montgomery.


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