MOUNT VERNON — The Distinguished Young Women of Knox County program, formerly Knox County Junior Miss, will celebrate its 50th anniversary program in November, but program organizers are getting the word out now. They hope to reach as many past contestants as possible to find out what they’re doing today.
“As this is a very important milestone for our program,” said DYW president Doug Clark, “we are also looking for past contestants who are local and willing to lend a helping hand. We would especially like help with scholarships and advertising, but could also use help with all aspects of the program.”
Clark will celebrate his 32nd year working with the program this year. He served the last 10 years as president of the Knox County Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Women program. He has also served locally on the stage crew, as stage manager, chairman and president. At the state level, he served as a member of the stage crew and as a stage manager. He and his wife, Tara, have been host parents for five years.
Former Knox County Distinguished Young Women or Junior Misses who live out of town or who have limited time available to help can still contribute by donating to the scholarship fund. But it’s not just help the program committee is seeking. They also want to hear from past winners and hear about their life accomplishments.
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