Registration forms available for homecoming

From local reports

Registration forms for pageants or vendor/crafter spaces at the 81st Belpre Invitational Homecoming to be held Aug. 1 to 3 are available now at Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Office, 731 Park Drive (next to Belpre Municipal Building.)

Vendors and crafters are welcome in all categories. Crafters and home-based businesses may participate Aug. 1, 2, and 3 for a fee of $50. Only Aug. 3 is $25 for an 8×10 space from noon to 11 p.m. Electricity is $10 additional, with tent not provided. Vendor fees vary according to type and needs. Call Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce office for fee information at 423-8934.

Belpre Homecoming Pageants include Little Mister and Little Miss (fee $30) Aug. 1 for ages 5-8; Junior Miss (fee $40) Aug. 2 for ages 9 to 12; Miss Teen (fee $60) for ages 13 to 16, Aug. 3; and Miss Belpre (fee $60) for ages 17 to 20, Aug. 3. Application deadline is July 3.

The Pretty Baby Contest will be held July 27 at Rockland United Methodist Church hall. 11 am is Baby Miss and Mister (0-12 months), followed by Tiny Miss and Mister (13-35 months) at noon, with Toddler Miss and Mister (36-59months) at 1 pm. Entry fee is $10 per child. Application deadline is July 25.

Included in the packet is an explanation of all fees and regulations.

In addition, registration is open for the annual Belpre Homecoming Parade set for Saturday, Aug. 3, co-sponsored with Belpre Lions Club. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. No fee is charged for parade participation. Entry forms are available at Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce office.

For more information regarding all these events or to have a packet mailed, call 423-8934 or email request to