Thursday, June 27, 2013 , Updated 1:00 p.m., June 29, 2013
Expect gowns and glamor when Miss Texas pageant comes to Allen Event Center Saturday
The pageant runs from June 29 to July 6.
The pageant will be held in conjunction with the Miss Teen Texas from Saturday to July 7.
"Allen has just been great,” said Valerie Bell, Miss Texas Pageant spokeswoman. “Everybody has just been great in Allen, and your facility is so first class."
Miss Texas Pageant Inc. is a non-profit organization that is part of the Miss America Program, which is the largest provider of educational scholarships to women in the world, according to misstexas.org. Bell said that Danae Couch, the current Miss Texas winner, will be able to pay for law school thanks to the program.
Many local shops and restaurants are sponsors of the Miss Texas Pageant.
"The retailers in that area have just been so great about supporting us," Bell said.
The pageant will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday with the arrival ceremony in the ballroom of the Courtyard Marriott.
"Saturday is a great time,” Bell said. “All the girls are there and it’s a big celebration when everybody arrives.”
The pageant preliminary competition will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Event Center and continue until Thursday. The Teen Finals will be Friday and the Miss Texas Finals will be held Saturday.
Each Miss and Teen Final will be followed by an awards ceremony held at the Marriott.
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