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Scholarship pageants set for Saturday

The Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Organizations are offering more than $33,000 in scholarships to their 19 contestants at their upcoming pageant on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Bremerton High School. It begins at 5 p.m.

The theme for the night is the “Come Fly With Me.”

The 61st Miss Poulsbo, the 35th Miss Kitsap and our fifth Miss Silverdale will be crowned.

The event is in partnership with Olympic College which will offer $3,000 in scholarships to contestants.

For the fourth year, a full tuition scholarship of $10,000 to the International Air and Hospitality Academy will be offered.

Everest College will be giving a $1,000 scholarship for their Bremerton Campus.

“Our current titleholders will have made 250 appearances by pageant night,” said Michele Wasson, “and have given over 600 hours of community service. We would like to thank Miss Poulsbo 2013 Makenzie Moody, Miss Kitsap 2013 Krystal Jimenez and Miss Silverdale 2013 Jahrielle Davis for their dedication to our program and their service to the community.”

Tickets may be purchased by contacting Michele Wasson at 360-689-3553 or at

Contestants are also selling tickets, and whoever sells the most will receive a $200 scholarship. Tickets are  $18 for adults and $15 for children age 12 and under and seniors 65 and older.

‘Loud & Proud’ photo contest underway

Sound Publishing’s Kitsap newspaper group has launched a fan photo contest centered around the Seahawks 12th Fan frenzy in partnership with Clearwater Casino Resort that is giving away a prize package worth more than $500.

We want to show our 12th fan support by having our readers enter their best 12th Fan photo — pictures of people dressed in Seahawk garb or their cars, houses, office you name it — online by visiting any of our website (enter your local website here) and clicking on the Loud & Proud icon at the top right-hand side of the screen.

Voting will be “live” all month so keep checking back to see new photos and vote on the photo you think shows the best 12th Fan Spirit. The photo with the most votes at the end of the contest will be the winner of a Stay and Play package from Clearwater Casino Resort which includes a one night resort stay for two, two $50 dining certificates, two $25 free plays and $100 Clearwater gift card – good for hotel, spa, gift shop, restaurants and even gasoline.

So, if you think you’ve got the best 12th Fan spirit log on and enter today.

We will announce the winning photo in the Feb. 7 edition of Kitsap Week. Scholarship pageants set for Jan. 11.

MLK Day celebration set for fairgrounds

A local church has set its MLK Day celebration for 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

This will be the 20th anniversary celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sponsored by the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church. It began in 1994 under then Pastor Cleveland Williams.

The event is sponsored by the church, Kitsap County Commissioners and Olympic College. It will be at Presidents Hall on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.  All are welcome to attend. There will be a community choir performing and rehearsals will be on Thursdays, Jan. 9 and 16 at 6 p.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 902 Park Ave. Bremerton.

For more information, call Pam Farrior at 360-782-2555.


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