Five contestants vying for title of Miss NCK CASA 2014

 Five contestants will be vying for the title of Miss NCK CASA 2014 when they participate in the Eleventh Annual Men in Tights Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Concordia High School Auditorium.
 Competing in the categories of Interview, Talent, Fitness and Daisy Duke Summer Wear will be Cherry Wood (Damon Warkentin), sponsored by the Citizens National Bank; Shareef Rogers (Roger Garrett), sponsored by Geisler Roofing, Inc.; Dara Medic (Derek Champlin), sponsored by Central National Bank; Bustina Poacher (Todd Robinson), sponsored by Performance Lawns; and Regina Rancher (Shane Champlin), sponsored by Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc.
 Emcees for the evening will be Jack Widen and Lloyd Preston. Judges will be Don Bates, Dustin Breault and Sherrie Radcliffe.
 In addition to the title winner, a People's Choice Award also will be given based on the amount of donations placed in the hats of contestants by members of the audience.
Men in Tights is an annual fundraiser for NCK CASA, an organization that, with the help of volunteers, works with children who are in the court system because they have been the victims of child abuse and/or neglect.
 Some children are in the home with the parent or guardian receiving services, such as counseling, case management, visitation, transportation or housing assistance.
 Saturday's program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at area banks and also will be sold at the door.

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