It was a hot night in the old swamp on June 7 as hundreds of beaver fans braved the heat for the Fourth Annual Beaver Queen Pageant.
The Beaver Queen Pageant is a free, family-friendly Beaver Drag fund-raising event that encourages play, honors diversity, supports community and promotes creativity through interactive performance. It is live cartoon and cabaret.
Contenders for the Beaver Queen Crown are scored for their performance in wetlands readywear, talent, and personal essay/evening wear. Following a Florida election model, the audience bribes celebrity judges, pays poll taxes and purchases swag to raise money for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.
Be sure to check out the Official Blog of the Beaver Queen Pageant!
Check out The Beaver Lodge Channel on YouTube to see last year's wonderful contestants, and this year's as they are posted.
Here's some photos from the 2006 pageant.