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The Semmes Camellia Maids are sponsored by the local Semmes organization that maintains Heritage Park, The Alumni and Friends of Semmes School. The Court of Camellia Maids represent the community as good will ambassadors for our rich history, our culture, and our “down home” southern hospitality. The maids will participate in activities throughout the year at Semmes Heritage Park and in the Semmes community. These events will include the Camellia Festival where the Court will be featured, Old-Fashioned Christmas, Heritage day, and other special City of Semmes sponsored events.
Eligible candidates for these coveted Camellia Maid opportunities will be young women in middle and high school in the sixth through 11th grades. They can be students in private, parochial or public schools, or they can be homeschooled students, but they must be Semmes residents. Camellia maids will serve for a term of one year and may enter the contest again, so long as they are in grades 6-11.
Because the maids will interact closely with the public, they must be outgoing, poised, and articulate, possessing excellent communication skills. They must also have a “passion” for history.
A Heritage Park Coordinator for the Camellia Maids will schedule all activities. The Maids will be responsible for the purchase of their costumes and for transportation to all activities.
Detailed requirements to become a Camellia Maid candidate are listed on the application which can be downloaded below. Additional questions can be directed to Jeanette Byrd at (251) 649-1647 or Alice Baker at (251) 753-3423.