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SEPTEMBER 13, 2016


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SUNNYSIDE — Parades, early morning travels, new business ribbon cuttings and the list of duties undertaken by the 2015-16 Miss Sunnyside Court goes on. But this year, the court and their parents have taken on the organization of the annual Sunshine Days celebration, in addition to their community ambassa-

dor responsibilities. The court, led by Miss Sunnyside Jessica Linde, said the parades topped their list of favorite court activities, with community services coming in a strong second place. “Well, new businesses ribbon cuttings were also a lot of fun,� they agreed. “We’ve taken part in 20 parades and we still have our hometown parade to do,� Linde said. Linde, as the head community ambassador, chose working with the Yakima Valley Pathway Board as her community service

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Miss Sunnyside Court celebrated earning top honors everywhere the Sunnyside community float Believe appeared this summer. The court will give their crowns and their place on the float following Saturday night’s pageant. Sunshine Days Weekend Schedule Friday - September 16, 2016: 3 pm - 6 pm Seahawk’s Cheerleader SeaGals at Centennial Square for autographs and pictures. Some entertainment, music, and local school food vendors will be there too. 3 pm - 10 pm Carnival will be open. Saturday - September 17, 2016: 10 am Sunshine Days Parade 8 am Sunnyside Firemen's Breakfast 8 am - 6 pm Farmer’s Market and vendor booths in Central Park. 11 am - 6 pm Sunshine Days Car Show in Central Park. 11 am - 10 pm Carnival will be open. 12 noon - 4 pm Entertainment in Central park by various invited dance groups, and Lip Sync Competition. 7 pm - 9:30 pm Miss Sunnyside Pageant at SHS Auditorium. 1 - 4 pm Sunnyside Museum will be open Sunday - September 18, 2016: 12 noon – 5 pm Carnival will be open. 1 pm - 3:30 pm Little Miss Sunnyside Pageant in Central Park. 4 pm - 6 pm Community Dinner in Central Park. Miss Sunnyside Court & Committee will sell baked potatoes with choice of toppings to encourage community members to meet and visit with their neighbors. 1 - 4 pm Sunnyside Museum will be open

project. It was a great project and involved a lot of people, she said. Picking up trash and pulling weeds at the 6-mile pathway bordering Yakima Valley Highway between Sunnyside and Grandview, was rewarding, Linde said. “We had a lot of seniors work on their senior community services hours with us,â€? she said. The court, including princesses Lucero Mejia, Jaquelinne Herrera-Bravo and Alyssa Ceja, had their favorites aspect of the year, which ends Saturday at the 2016-17 Miss Sunnyside Pageant. The pageant begins at 7 p.m. in Sunnyside High School auditorium. The girls worked alongside their parents to name, design and build the comPXQLW\Ă€RDWBelieve which has won major trophies at nearly every parade in which it has appeared. “We earned the Best of Show at the Highland Parade in Cowiche,â€? Linde said. “But one of our best trophies came at the Apple Blossom Parade in Wenatchee,â€? Herrera Bravo said. 7KH Ă€RDW HDUQHG WKH$S ple Blossom Sweepstakes RXW RI PRUH WKDQ  Ă€RDWV representing communities from all over the state, she said. Earlier this month, the Ă€RDW FODLPHG WKLUG SODFH at the 75th annual Prosser States Day Parade, as one RIFRPPXQLW\Ă€RDWV “The best part is that VRPH RI WKRVH Ă€RDWV KDYH professional designers. Our parents designed ours,â€? Herrera Bravo said. “People couldn’t believe that it was the creation of an all-volunteer crew,â€? Ceja said. “We think is it beautiful.â€? The court is looking forward to this weekend and meeting the Seattle Seahawk Seagals cheerleaders Friday at Centennial Square. They are a little sad that they will be making their last appearance on their Ă€RDW DW WKH  DP 6DWXU day parade. But they are also excited because they get to help with the Little Miss Sunnyside pageant and a


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The reigning 2016 Miss Sunnyside Court, are Miss Sunnyside Jessica Linde, Second Princess Jaquelinne Herrera-Bravo are, First Princess Lucero Mejia and Third Princess Alyssa Ceja. community dinner at Cen“It’s been a fun year,� the who the next court will be. tral Park on Sunday, Linde girls agreed. Twelve girls are vying said. “We can’t wait to see for the 2016-2017 crown.


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The daughter of Amy and Scott Davis. She is working on a monologue for the talent portion of the pageant.

Andrea Diaz, if selected as the next community ambassador, will promote animal safety as her community project. She is the daughter of daughter of Gustavo and Maria Diaz. She is passionate about furthering her education, saying writing is her favorite class.

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For her talent she has chosen to dance. Gonzalez, the daughter of Rosemary Salazar, hopes to one day be a neonatal nurse.

Erica Linde is the daughter of LaDon and Sandra Linde.

Autumn Marquez is the daughter of Saul and Rhonda Marquez.

Linde, a self-taught ukulele player, will sing and play during the talent portion of the program.

She hopes the Miss Sunnyside experience will open more doors for her personal growth.

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She has chosen to dance a clog routine during the talent portion of the program.



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Amariah Osborn is the Allison Palomarez, the daughter of Huston and daughter of Tracie and Elizabeth Emery Osborn. Harvey Palomarez, will discuss dating etiquette She has chosen to ride in a monologue called a unicycle for the talent “Three Rules.� portion of the pageant. She has chosen animalassisted therapy with special needs individuals as her community service project if named Miss Sunnyside.

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Naila Rodriguez, if selected Miss Sunnyside wants to work with immigrant individuals on improving their English language skills.

Elizabeth Ruldo will include her love of history in her service project, if selected Miss Sunnyside.

“I’ll be dancing to El Son de la Negra,� she said.

She will work with the Sunnyside Museum to host activities for adults and children.

She is the daughter of Luz and Salvador Rodriguez.

She is the daughter of Bertha Farias and Ramiro Rudo of Sunnyside.

Quinn Yates plans to play the piano, performing Bach’s Prelude No. 1 for the talent portion of the pageant. She is the daughter of Paula Rowley and Shawn Yates of Sunnyside. Her service project, if chosen, will center on ecosystems awareness.

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