Judge Muffy Merkin (Jill Anderson) is introduced during  last year’s Beaver Queen Pageant, a family-friendly 'beaver-drag' event in which contestants wear tails and their supporters 'bribe' judges to vote for their favorite. The pageant held in the Duke Park meadow raises money to support the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, which works to protect the creek that flows to Falls Lake, a source of drinking water for Raleigh.
Judge Muffy Merkin (Jill Anderson) is introduced during last year’s Beaver Queen Pageant, a family-friendly 'beaver-drag' event in which contestants wear tails and their supporters 'bribe' judges to vote for their favorite. The pageant held in the Duke Park meadow raises money to support the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, which works to protect the creek that flows to Falls Lake, a source of drinking water for Raleigh. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
Judge Muffy Merkin (Jill Anderson) is introduced during last year’s Beaver Queen Pageant, a family-friendly 'beaver-drag' event in which contestants wear tails and their supporters 'bribe' judges to vote for their favorite. The pageant held in the Duke Park meadow raises money to support the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, which works to protect the creek that flows to Falls Lake, a source of drinking water for Raleigh. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com

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