Shining Star Pageant registration opens, celebrating those with special needs

Shining Star Pageant WA




PROSSER, Wash. — The 6th Annual Shining Star Pageant is returning Feb. 29 at the Bethel Church in Prosser, celebrating girls and women with special needs from ages 5 up to 40.

Co-founder, Michelle Hall, shared how her goddaughter was the inspiration behind starting this unique pageant.

“Sofia enjoyed doing pageants as a little girl and as her special needs became more pronounced it was harder to find a pageant that really celebrated her. Then one day she just asked the question, what if we make our own pageant for girls just like me,” said Hall.

Participants will have a chance to appear on stage three times wearing an ensemble that fits the theme, “Sparkles and Spurs”. They’ll be escorted by local firemen and will get to speak into the microphone with assistance for those non-verbal.

A big highlight of their program is the community service aspect. Each participant will bring in donations of pajamas for others in need. So far they’ve donated over 4,000 to hospitals, foster cares and shelters around the Pacific Northwest.

Although there will be one queen and princess chosen at the end of the pageant, every participant will receive a tiara and trophy.

New this year, author of “Can’t Steal My Joy” will be traveling from Idaho to share her family’s story.

Registration is open now through Monday, Jan. 20. It’s $25 to participate and you can find more information by clicking, here.