This year will be the 59th Annual Silverado Days held in Buena Park, Calif. on Oct. 16 to 18. Silverado Sam wants you to come celebrate with games, crafts, contests, rides, food, and fun for the whole family. You can even enter to win great prizes!
Silverado Days draws about 60,000 people over a three-day period to Peak Park in Buena Park. The festival is sponsored by the Buena Park Noon Lions Club, and this shindig raises thousands of dollars for local charities every year. Local businesses can join the booster club to help offset festival costs and ensure more money for local charities. Last year there were 16 food booths, 20 game booths, 90 arts and crafts booths, and 30 carnival rides. Featured contests include a Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Baby Contest, a Men’s Leg Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!
There is also a Miss Silverado Days Scholarship Contest. To be eligible, you must meet these requirements: Participants must be single women, having no children, 18 to 24 years of age (must turn 18 by the day of the event). Participants must live, work, volunteer, or attend school in the city of Buena Park; or attend Cal State Fullerton or Cypress College. Participants must be available the entire weekend of Silverado Days (the third weekend of October). Participants must be available to attend all Buena Park Noon Lions, and Designated City of Buena Park functions, as Miss Silverado.
There are four scholarships available to be awarded, totaling $1100. Contestants must write a 2-3 page essay answering the following prompt: ”Why do you feel you are the best choice to represent the City of Buena Park, The Buena Park Noon Lion’s Club, and Silverado Days as Miss Silverado?” The essays will be used to pick the ten finalists, who will then go on to the panel interview portion.
A Cal State University of Fullerton student, Annemarie Valenti, said that this opportunity appeals to her because she would love to represent the area she grew up in and to show all girls that they should be proud of who they are. Being Miss Silverado Days would be a fantastic title to put on any application because it shows hard work and commitment.
Cypress College student, Jorden Wozniak said, “Anytime young women can participate to represent a community and inspire other young women is a great opportunity in itself. After that, the scholarship is just an added perk.”
Applications to be Miss Silverado Days can be found here http://www.silveradodays.com/uploads/forms/misssilveradoapplication.pdf and should be mailed to Melissa Sufield c/o Silverado Days P.O. Box 6782 Buena Park, CA 90622 along with the essay. All submissions must be received by Sept. 1, 2015.