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Miss Washington and Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Coming to Renton

June 24, 2009

For more information contact:

Peggy Miller, Executive Director, Miss Washington, 253-973-2733
Suzanne Dale Estey, Director of Economic Development, 425-430-6591; cell: 206-450-2130
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

Miss Washington with Mayor LawHundreds of people will visit Renton to celebrate the weeklong events of the 2009 Miss Washington and Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageants.  The contestants will be welcomed by Mayor Denis Law at an arrival ceremony on Sunday, July 5, on the steps of Renton City Hall to mark the beginning of pageant week.  Miss Washington and Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageants provide young women the opportunity to enhance their personal and vocational development through scholarship and community service.

Throughout the week of July 5, pageant contestants, families and friends will stay in Renton hotels and enjoy Renton restaurants as they participate in pageant activities.   Pageant contestants will visit Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of their charity work, tour the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco branch in Renton, and visit the Renton Farmers Market.  Public events in Renton include visitations with pageant contestants on Thursday, July 9, at Brotherton Cadillac Buick Pontiac GMC and on Friday, July 10, at the Holiday Inn Renton, as well as the Miss Washington Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, July 11, at 12:00 p.m. and the Awards Reception and Ball on Saturday, July 11, at 10:45 p.m., both at the Holiday Inn Renton.  All public events require tickets available for purchase at www.misswashington.org.

The Miss Washington organization has already hosted a number of activities in Renton leading up to the pageant events, including the Miracle Bowl for Kids at Cascade Lanes in Renton that raised over $25,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and Miss Washington scholarships.  The Miracle Bowl was part of the Miss Washington Spring Forum held in Renton in early May.  At the Renton City Council meeting on Monday, June 22, Mayor Denis Law declared July 5 to 11 “Miss Washington Week.”  Following the Miss Washington pageant, Miss Washington 2009 will appear in the Renton River Days parade on July 25.

The Miss Washington Scholarship Organization is a not-for-profit organization that conducts the pageant as an official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant.  For more information about the Miss Washington Scholarship Organization, please visit www.misswashington.org.