CHAPTER 73

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 189

AN ACT PROVIDING THAT THE REIGNING MISS DELAWARE AND HER SUCCESSORS BE MADE HONORARY HOSTESS FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the Miss America Pageant and its preliminaries comprise the World's largest women's scholarship program; and

WHEREAS, the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant, which was first held in the year 1936, and which has been held successively each year as the State finals for the Miss America Pageant; and

WHEREAS, the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant is the oldest, best known and most respected pageant in the State; and

WHEREAS, the Pageant's primary purpose is the securing of participants who are interested in pursuing their education with a secondary purpose of choosing a young lady on the basis of her talent, intelligence, personality, poise and beauty to represent the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, in the past, Miss Delaware has served as the unofficial hostess for numerous events and functions of the State; and

WHEREAS, it is beneficial for the State of Delaware to have this public relation within and outside of the State; and

WHEREAS, if an honorary hostess were to be chosen, the attributes upon which the winner of the Miss Delaware Pageant is judged are identical to those which would be sought in a young lady to be honorary hostess for the State of Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. It is hereby declared that with the crowning of Miss Delaware in June 1977, and all Miss Delaware's chosen by the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant who succeed her in the future shall serve during her reign as honorary hostess for the State of Delaware.

Approved June 7, 1977