Friday deadline for entering Krist Kindl Markt Charity Pageant

Special to Leader-Press


The 5th Annual Krist Kindl Markt Charity Pageant returns to the Copperas Cove Civic Center on Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – noon during the Krist Kindl Markt. As the name indicates, all pageant proceeds benefit a charitable cause in the community. The deadline to enter is Friday, Nov. 15.

The pageant is the community service project of Copperas Cove Five Hills Ambassador Briana Liles whose platform of service is Alopecia Awareness. Money raised from the pageant this year will be used to send children suffering with alopecia to a camp designed for their needs.

“Sometimes, I hear people make fun of beauty pageants or say women and girls should not compete in them,” Liles said. “But secretly, I think every girl sometimes feels like an ugly duckling and dreams of the day that she will become a beautiful swan. This is what pageantry has done for me and the disease I battle on a daily basis.”

Liles was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when she was in kindergarten and now is in the fifth grade. Alopecia is an auto-immune disease that causes hair loss. She was crowned Preteen Miss Krist Kindl 2017 and knows its benefits for contestants.

“Participating in the Krist Kindl Pageant is an amazing opportunity for girls and women of all ages and boys up to age 8 to help an amazing cause in their community. Participating will not only help the cause, but help to raise participants’ self-confidence and is a memorable holiday experience for everyone,” Liles said.

The entry fee for the pageant is $50 and all contestants receive a custom crafted medal. The pageant is open to all girls/women ages 0-50+ years and boys 0-8 years. Contestants can sign up online through Nov. 15 at Winners will receive crowns custom made specifically for the Krist Kindl Markt Pageant along with double satin embroidered banners. Pageant score sheets will be emailed to all contestants upon request. All judges are from outside of the Central Texas area.

The newly crowned royalty will be provided a float to ride in the Copperas Cove Christmas Parade courtesy of Domino’s Pizza. Vendors are also welcome at the event. More information can be found on the Five Hills Scholarship Pageant Facebook page in the events section or by emailing


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