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JROTC Booster Club holds ‘Womanless Beauty Pageant’

The Fredericktown JROTC Booster Club held a fundraiser March 18 which definitely turned some heads. The organization hosted a “Womanless Beauty Pageant,” with help from the Glass Slipper Project in the auditorium of Kelly A. Burlison Middle School.

The night consisted of contestants in swimwear and evening gowns, as well as exhibiting their assorted talents to the crowd– but unlike most pageants, all of the contestants were men.

U.S. Army JROTC instructor Sgt. Brian Cofer said the goal of the event was to raise money for the Booster Club, and that the event went well overall.

“I think it went very well,” Cofer said. “It was a little shorter than the ones we’ve done in the past.”

Cofer said this year’s pageant did not incorporate a question and answer time for the contestants as has been done in the past, but it may return in future pageants.

In terms of community turnout Cofer said there could have been more people attend, but there could also have been less.

“We expected less but were hoping for more,” Cofer said. “So we were right in the middle there.”

The Fredericktown JROTC’s next event is the April 8 Raider Challenge, which will consist of several events throughout the day at the National Guard Armory, Rotary Park and the Fredericktown SRT Facility.

The contestants of the JROTC Booster Club's Womanless Beauty Pageant await the judges' decision on March 18 at Kelly A. Burlison Middle School. Left to right: Kyle Bastie, Trevan West, Andrew Nipper, Gabriel Parker, Camden Garland, Kelly Brownlee, Ethan Wheeling and Jonas Berkbuegler.</p><p class=

See more photos on page 5A” width=”800″ /> The contestants of the JROTC Booster Club’s Womanless Beauty Pageant await the judges’ decision on March 18 at Kelly A. Burlison Middle School. Left to right: Kyle Bastie, Trevan West, Andrew Nipper, Gabriel Parker, Camden Garland, Kelly Brownlee, Ethan Wheeling and Jonas Berkbuegler.

See more photos on page 5A

Jacob Scott is a reporter for the Democrat News. He can be reached at 573-783-3366 or at jscott@democratnewsonline.com.

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