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Wednesday deadline for Miss Merry Christmas, Jack Frost

Goodw student Airis Kennedy Freeman student Chase Bradford were 2009 Miss Merry Christmas Jack Frost respectively for City Aurora.
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Goodwin student Airis Kennedy and Freeman student Chase Bradford were the 2009 Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost, respectively, for the City of Aurora. File photo | Sun-Times Media

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Updated: November 17, 2012 6:15AM

Wednesday is the deadline for young Aurora boys and girls to enter the annual Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost contest.

Winners of the contest, an Aurora tradition for more than four decades, will assist Santa Claus in lighting the city’s official holiday tree during the Aurora Winter Lights and holiday walk celebration at North Island Center on Nov. 16.

The contest is open to children ages 4 to 7. Beacon-News readers will decide the winners — one boy and one girl — to be named Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost. Winners will be announced in the Nov. 11 edition of the paper, and will be recognized in front of the Aurora City Council on Nov. 13.

The winners will also receive a $100 savings bond and a certificate from Mayor Tom Weisner. All children who enter the contest will receive a holiday ornament and a certificate for participating.

To enter their child, parents must submit a photo with the following information on the back: Name, age, birthday, parent/guardian name, address and phone number. Photos can be dropped off during regular business hours or mailed to the City of Aurora Youth and Senior Services Division, 5 E. Downer Place, Suite A, Aurora, IL 60507. Entries must be received by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Six boys and six girls ages 4 to 7 will be chosen as finalists by a panel of city officials. Finalists’ pictures will be published in The Beacon-News on Oct. 21. Readers will find ballots printed in the newspaper through Nov. 2 to vote on their choice for Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost.

For more information, call the city’s Youth and Senior Services Division at 630-256-3402.

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