The annual senior king and queen contest will be held VIRTUALLY this year in order to keep our elders safe. This will make participating easier for everyone. This
event has been occurring for over 20 years and has been
a wonderful opportunity to showcase our amazing elders
and spotlight their talents!
There are 3 divisions:
At Home (65 and older).
For 2021 this is how the FREE (no entry fee) event will
1. For long term care facilities one or more residents
can be entered in the contest.
2. Using the sample questions below you will interview
the participant about their life history. Then write a
narrative (1 page or less) to be attached in an email.
Be sure to include the participant’s name and facility
(or “at home”) within the narrative.
3. Video the resident’s talent. State the participant’s
name (or have a sign with participant’s name and
facility visible in the video). 1 minute limit. The talent could range from playing the piano to reading a poem to showing woodworking or a quilt made during his or
her lifetime, etc.
4. Email the life story (1 page or less), the talent video (1 minute limit) and a picture (head and shoulder) of the participant to firstname.lastname@example.org by no
later than noon Aug 29, 2021.
5. Judging will take place on August 30th by a panel of
judges. Winners will be announced September 3rd
on Facebook and posted at the Meadowbrook Mall.
Videos of the contestants will be posted on the Little
Balkans Day Facebook page.
Prizes will be mailed to each winner.
Please feel free to contact Lynette Emmerson at
620.704.2315 or Shelley Gromer at 620.230.8663
Or Angela Meyer 620.404.5111 with any questions.
We look forward to having many amazing elders participate in this year’s Virtual Little Balkans Senior King and Queen Contest.
Sample questions to be answered in the life history 1
*Where did you grow up?
*Tell us about your family- parents, siblings, children,
*Tell us about your education. Were you involved in
sports or extracurricular activities?
*Were you in the military? If so, tell us about that
*Tell us about your career/jobs
*Tell us about your community involvement (clubs,
*What do you enjoy doing at your current home?
*Any words of advice you would like to share