Bel Air Independence Day Committee seeks Miss Bel Air Independence Day applicants, deadline is Feb. 21

Miss Bel Air Independence Day 2011 Katie Meadowcroft
From the Bel Air Independence Day Committee:
After Fantastic First Year, Second “Miss Bel Air Independence Day” Sought

Bel Air, Maryland, January 30, 2012
: The Bel Air Independence Day Committee is looking for its second-ever “Miss Bel Air Independence Day” to serve as the official hostess for the all-day festivities in Bel Air on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, beginning with the flag-raising and pancake breakfast, and ending with the traditional parade and fireworks.”Miss Bel Air Independence Day 2012″ would also represent Harford County at the 2012 Miss Maryland Pageant in Hagerstown, Maryland, in late June.

“Miss Bel Air Independence Day 2012” will be chosen by interview from all eligible applicants. Applicants must be young women from Harford County at least 17 years of age, and who will not turn 25 before Dec. 30, 2012. Applicants may not ever have been married and must be without children. Applicants must be willing and able to carry off the responsibilities of “official hostess” for the events in Bel Air on July 4, and to compete for the Miss Maryland crown.

“We were very lucky to have had an absolutely perfect Miss Bel Air Independence Day the first time,” said Michael Blum, Vice President of the Committee. “Katie Meadowcroft from Bel Air represented us just wonderfully last year. Plus, she participated and helped with most of the events and led the parade, too, riding a Segway!”

For more information about the Miss Maryland pageant, please contact Courtney Thomas via e-mail to To apply for the title of Miss Bel Air Independence Day 2012, please visit the official Bel Air Independence Day Web site: A member of the Committee will then contact you to arrange the interview.

The deadline for the application is February 21, 2012, and the winning “Miss Bel Air Independence Day” will be selected by March 15, 2012.

For further information about the 4th of July festivities in Bel Air, Maryland, visit