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Brielle Bryan,             

Miss Thurston County 2019, Shares “HOPE” for our Local Community

Olympia, WA – Philanthropy has always been a part of Brielle Bryan’s life, even before she knew what the word meant or how to spell it. Brielle’s parents, Mark and Kris Bryan, have supported the community with their philanthropic work as part of Bryan Chiropractic Center for over 30 years, and enlisted Brielle to help collect annual donations to the Salvation Army, the Thurston County Food Bank, and more recently Animal Services in Olympia. Kris Bryan explains “We’ve always made it a part of our business to support the community we serve, and we want to instill the same connections in our children”.



Karaffa crowned Miss Thurston County

Kuinn Karaffa was crowned Miss Thurston County Sunday night in Olympia.

The Miss Thurston County pagent is a preliminary to Miss Washington and Miss America. The local pageant, founded in 1975, has distributed more than $80,000 is scholarships. Karaffa won more than $5,000 in scholarship money. READ MORE...


Kuinn Karaffa Swaps a Straw Hat for the Miss Thurston County Crown

Kuinn Karaffa recently transformed from the young girl growing up on the farm to Miss Thurston County 2016. Still interested in animals, Karaffa explains her journey from showing birds for 4-H to pageantry as a logical leap requiring similar public presentation skills.



Service and Scholarship over Swimsuits: Refocusing Pageant Values with Miss Thurston County

Growing up around pageants, Ashley Engstrom always dreamed of becoming just like the girls she saw backstage, but she never thought it was possible living in Shelton, a city of about 10,000 people located in Mason County.               READ MORE...


Miss Thurston County is from Shelton

Miss Thurston County 2018, Ashley Engstrom, actually lives in Shelton. The Miss Washington hopeful attended Tuesday’s Mason County Commission meeting and explained how she became Miss Thurston County.      READ MORE...

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