Tots Sought for Nisei Week Baby Show

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Winners at the 2013 Nisei Week Baby Show. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

Winners at the 2013 Nisei Week Baby Show. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

The 2014 Nisei Week Baby Show will be held on Saturday, July 26, at Centenary United Methodist Church, Third and Central in Little Tokyo.

Children 1 to 6 years of age are encouraged to enter this family event in one of three categories:

Tiny Tots — 1 year to 23 months old (check-in 9 to 9:30 a.m/10 a.m. judging);

Romper Stompers — 2 to 3 years, 11 months old (check-in 11 to 11:30 a.m./12 p.m. judging);

Jet Setters — 4 to 6 years and 1 month old (check-in 1 to 1:30 p.m./2 p.m. judging).

Price is $60 per pre-entry (application must be received by July 20 for pre-entry price); walk-in fee is $65. All entrants must be of at least one-quarter Japanese ancestry.

The prince and princess of each division will receive a crown, trophy, sash and special prizes. A panel of judges, who are honored leaders in the community, will select winners.

There will also be other award categories to be presented, including a Most Photogenic Contest, but you must be pre-registered and photos must be submitted with application by Sunday, July 20. The pictures will be returned to you on the day of the Baby Show.

The prince and princess in each division will receive a crown, trophy, sash and a personalized winner’s certificate. They will also have the honor of riding on the Choo Choo Train in this year’s Nisei Week Grand Parade to be held on Sunday, Aug. 10. All participants will receive a color portrait photo by Toyo Miyatake, goodie bags filled with gifts, and a personalized certificate of participation.

Applications are available on the Nisei Week website, www.NiseiWeek.org. For more information, email [email protected]

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