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Miss Yakima County registration deadline approaching

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The deadline to register for the next Miss Yakima County Pageant is Saturday. There are two age divisions -- 13-17 for teens and 17-24 for miss contestants. The winner in each category goes to the state pageants and potentially further.

Current crown holder Jerrica Fowler just returned from the Miss Washington pageant. Though she did not place in the top three, she says everyone who participates in the local and state pageant is a winner. "The biggest incentive is the scholarship money ... The best part about it is you could place first or you could place last and it doesn't matter. Every girl walks away with some pageant money." Fowler said.

After registration for Miss Yakima County ends this weekend, contestants will prepare for the pageant on the weekend of August 20 and 21 at the Capitol Theatre in Yakima.