The Ms. Wheelchair Indiana program is not a typical beauty contest, but rather a competition to select the most articulate, accomplished delegate to serve as a role model and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Indiana.
Contestants must be female, use a wheelchair for 100 percent of their daily community mobility, be a United States citizen, between the ages of 21 and 60, be a resident of the state for a minimum of six months prior to the state pageant, have good communication skills, and be available to fulfill the requirements of a state titleholder.
The requirements of the state titleholder include travel within the state, travel to the national pageant, and numerous public appearances.
The Ms. Wheelchair Indiana program is March 29 at the Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St.
The contestants will participate in a meet and greet with judges at 3 p.m. and that will be immediately followed by questions from judges at 4 p.m.
Dinner, along with hair and make-up, is 4:45 p.m. There will be a cocktail hour at 6 p.m.
Contestant speeches and the crowing ceremony then begin at 7 p.m.
The event is free to attend but donations are welcome. Registrations are still being accepted for contestants.
To register or for more information, e-mail Connie Murello-Todd at email@example.com.