Miss America 1988 to Attend the Miss Bay County Pageant on July 23

Miss America 1988, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Wilson), will be in attendance as Miss Bay County 2018 is crowned on July 23

BAY CITY, Mich. – July 7, 2017 – This Miss Bay County scholarship pageant will take place on Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 in the afternoon at Garber High School. Local women, ages 17-23, will be competing for the title of Miss Bay County 2018. The contestants will compete in talent, lifestyle and fitness, evening wear, and on-stage question. Prior to the on-stage competition, the contestants have individual interviews with the panel of judges. At the close of competition Miss Bay County 2017, Alana Wilson, will crown the new Miss Bay County.

Miss America 1988, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Wilson), will be in attendance at the Miss Bay County scholarship pageant on Sunday, July 23. Her daughter, Alana Wilson, is the reigning Miss Bay County. Prior to the pageant, Kaye Lani and Alana will be available for pictures. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a selfie with Miss America and Miss Bay County, beginning at 1:00 pm.

“We are excited to have a Miss America in attendance,” says Linda Bilhmer, Miss Bay County Executive Director, “she is an incredible woman and a great representation of this program.”

Also taking place during the pageant is the selection of Miss Bay County’s Outstanding Teen. Girls, ages 12-17, will compete in talent, lifestyle and fitness, evening wear, and on-stage question.

As a preliminary competition to Miss America, the new Miss Bay County will go on to compete at Miss Michigan next June (2018). The winner of Miss Michigan goes on to compete at Miss America. Miss Bay County’s Outstanding Teen also has the opportunity to compete at the state level for Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen.

Over $2,000 in scholarship money will be awarded this year to the new Miss Bay County and the runner-up contestants.

About the Miss Bay County Scholarship Program
The Miss Bay County Scholarship Program is a local affiliate of the Miss America Organization (MAO). Miss Bay County has been a part of the Bay County community for over 50 years, with the first pageant being held in 1963. Each year young women, ages 17-23 who live, work, or go to school locally, compete in interview, talent, lifestyle and fitness, evening wear and on-stage question. The winner is crowned Miss Bay County and awarded scholarship money to assist in furthering her education. During her year-long reign she is a role model in our community and volunteers for various organizations. She dedicates a portion of her time to a personal platform, as well as the national platform for Miss America, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). She also goes on to represent Bay County at the Miss Michigan pageant. For more information, visit missbaycounty.org.

Press Information:

Linda Bilhimer
Executive Director, Miss Bay County Scholarship Program
bilh1@chartermi.net
989-893-5229