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Miss Yakima County Contestants Welcome to Apply for March Pageant

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The local Miss America Pageant affiliate, Miss Yakima County, is accepting applications for contestants for the spring pageant.

The Miss Yakima County pageant will take place March 8, 2009 at The Capital Theatre. Young women aged 17-24 are welcome to compete for Miss Yakima County, and girls aged 13-17 can compete in Yakima County's Outstanding Teen. The winner of the Miss Yakima County pageant will go on to represent Yakima in the Miss Washington pageant.

New this year is the addition of Apple Blossom Princesses. Any girl aged 6-10 years can be part of the pageant experience by participating as an Apple Blossom Princess.  This portion of the pageant is not a competition. All girls who enter will be crowned on stage and will receive a free t-shirt.

Girls aged 11-12 can also compete in the Pre-Teen Yakima County. For more information about any of these divisions, or about the pageant, can call 453-9590, email nwglobe@charter.net, or visit the website for more information, www.missyakimacounty.org

Last year, the Miss America organization provided more than $45 million in scholarship assistance to winners nationwide. The Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is the official platform of the Miss America organization. As part of their duties, each contestant will help provide funds for CMN's delivery of life-saving care and specialized services.