Children ages 7-12 are eligible to enter for a chance to be selected as Children’s Day king or queen.
The random drawing for king and queen will be held on the porch of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival office at 715 Second St. in Morgan City on Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.
To be eligible for the drawing, entry forms must be to the Festival office by noon on Aug. 17. There is no entry fee this year.
Children must be present for the drawing in order to win. The selected king and queen will then draw 20 entries that will win ride bracelets. All children that enter will be members of the royal court.
Entry forms will appear periodically in The Daily Review and are available at the Festival office.
The new Children’s Day king and queen will be presented at the Festival’s Royal Coronation of its adult court on Aug. 25 at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
They will also reign over the Children’s Day activities and parade on Sept. 1 at Lawrence Park in Morgan City.
All children entered and present at the drawing will be eligible to ride on a float in during the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Parade on Sept. 2. They are also invited to the Festival opening ceremonies on Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. in front of Mitchell Brothers Carnival on Second Street in Morgan City.
The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will be held in downtown Morgan City from Aug. 30-Sept. 3.
Children’s Day is sponsored by the family of Marion Bergeron and the late Oliver Bergeron, and it is supported by Ideal Rentals.