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Miss Strawberry Days contest offers $3,000 in college scholarships to top three finishers

Applications currently are being accepted for the 2002 Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Contest. A total of $3,000 in college funds will be awarded to three local young women.

The annual contest is open to residents of Garfield County ages 16 to 20 who have never been married or had children. The scholarship award is distributed directly to the recipient’s college of choice in the amount of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for third.

Contest applicants participate in a variety of events before and during Strawberry Days, such as serving ice cream and visiting with residents at Glen Valley Care Center, participating in a fashion show at the Hotel Colorado, riding in the parade, and dressing in prom attire for a final judging activity on the KIDSFEST stage at Sayre Park on June 21.

“Participation in the queen candidate process is a rewarding experience because the candidates enjoy meeting and bonding with each other. They have so much fun,” said scholarship committee member Joan Baldwin, a former Miss Strawberry Days.

Scholarship applications are available at area high school offices and at the Glenwood Springs chamber office at 1102 Grand Ave. and must be returned to the chamber office by May 31.

The Glenwood chamber also is seeking funding sponsorship for this year’s scholarship competition. To contribute, contact Raelyn Westley at 945-6589 or raelyn@glenwoodchamber.com. Each contestant also is sponsored at the rate of $125 by an area business.

For more information or questions, contact Raelyn at 945-6589 or Ginger Watts at 945-8169.

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