If you are single, have never been married or given birth, and between the ages of 19 and 29, applications are now being accepted for the title of 2008 “Miss Blanco County International”! Miss Blanco County will represent her county at the Miss Texas Pageant to be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas, April 11 - 13, 2008. The young selected as “Miss Blanco County International” will become an ambassador from the Blanco County area and receive an official title and sash! The 2007 Miss Blanco County International was Shelly Kempf of Blanco. The young lady crowned Miss Texas will receive a prize package valued at over $11,000 and the opportunity to represent Texas at the 2008 Miss International Pageant in Chicago. The American Heart Association and The United Way are the official charities of the Miss Texas Pageant. The current reigning “2007” Miss Texas is Monika Stewart of Houston, Texas. As Miss Texas, Monika serves as a spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Club of America. Monika’s goal as Miss Texas is to promote the importance of mentoring. Monika aspires to be a role model for all young people: encouraging them to set high goals. She travels the State attending Boys & Girls Club functions, serves as key-note speaker, and continues to mentor children one-on-one. Miss contestants will compete in Personal Interview, Fitness Wear, Fun Fashion Wear and Evening Gown. (There is no talent or swimsuit competition and no experience necessary!!!) Young ladies living, working, or attending school in Blanco County interested in applying should write for an application: Miss Texas International Pageant 14427 Brookhollow, Suite 197 San Antonio, TX 78232 or call, e-mail, or visit our website for more information: 210.403.0589 Kristin@TexasInternationalPageants.com www.misstexasinternational.com **Attached: High resolution photo of reigning Miss Texas, Monika Stewart High resolution photo of Miss Blanco County 2007, Shelly Kempf *** The Miss International Pageant System recognizes young women for their ambition, accomplishments, and their desire to make a difference in their communities. We showcase these young women and applaud their efforts, not only to challenge themselves, but to make the world a better place.