Monday, August 24, 2009

City to host Ms. Wheelchair America pageant this weekend

A diverse group of women from 27 states -- college students, volunteers, office workers, grandmothers -- will gather in Rapid City this week to compete for the national Ms. Wheelchair America title.

The 37th annual pageant will be at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. In 2000, the national winner was Tracy Charlton-O'Conner, whose parents, Terry and Karen Charlton, live in Rapid City.

This year's winner will succeed the reigning Ms. Wheelchair America Michelle Colvard, who is the executive director of the City of Houston's Office for People with Disabilities.

If you go:

The 37th Ms. Wheelchair America pageant will be at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Public programs include:

Friday, Aug. 28 -- 6:30 p.m., contestant platform speeches.
Saturday, Aug. 29 -- 6 p.m., pageant program
Tickets are $7 for the semifinals, $10 for the finals or $15 for both.

For more information and contestant bios, CLICK HERE

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