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Miss Washington Coming to Renton

June 30, 2010

For more information contact:

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

Miss Washington 2010Renton, WA – On Monday, June 21, Mayor Denis Law declared July 4-11 “Miss Washington Week” at the Renton City Council meeting.  During Miss Washington Week, hundreds of people will visit Renton to celebrate the 2010 Miss Washington pageant.  The pageant contestants will be welcomed by Mayor Denis Law at an arrival ceremony on Sunday, July 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tea Palace Asian Restaurant & Banquet to mark the beginning of pageant week.  Miss Washington and Miss Washington 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 4, 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 a visitation with pageant contestants following preliminary competition on Friday, July 9, at the Holiday Inn Renton, and the Miss Washington Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, July 10, at 12:00 p.m. and the Awards Reception and Ball on Saturday, July 10, at 10:45 p.m., both at the Tea Palace Asian Restaurant & Banquet.  All public events require tickets that can be purchased at www.misswashington.org.

Miss Washington has already held a number of activities in Renton leading up to the pageant events.  The Miss Washington Spring Forum was held in Renton in May and the Miss Washington Outstanding Teen pageant was held at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in late May.  During Spring Forum, the Miss Washington organization hosted a Miracle Bowl for Kids at Skyway Bowl that raised over $30,000 for Children’s Miracle Network, Miss Washington scholarships and the Washington Scholarship Foundation.

Following the Miss Washington pageant, Miss Washington 2010 will ride in a car in the Renton River Days parade on July 24.

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 Organizations, please visit www.misswashington.org.