Pageant Contestants Shine Bright at 2014 Apple Blossom Pageant

Published 04/05 2014 11:00PM

Updated 04/05 2014 11:09PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)  Apple Blossom Pageant contestants shined on stage, on Saturday, at the Missouri Theater.

More than 30 girls competed in three categories: Princess, Junior Queen, and Queen.

Winners received a cash prize, crown, and flowers; and will appear  in the Apple Blossom parade on May 3.

Organizers, and former pageant queens, said the pageant gives contestants the opportunity to represent the community.

Winners from this year's pageant:

Princess: Ellie Wattenbarger

Junior Queen: Jessica Janorschke

Queen: Marissa Herring

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