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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Miss Dodge City and Miss Cowboy Capital Hit the trail to Pratt

  •      On Saturday, March 3, Tiffany Flax was named Miss Dodge City, and Eva Giebler was crowned Miss Cowboy Capital. This Sunday, they leave for Pratt to compete in the Miss Kansas Pageant which will be held on June 6-9. The week in Pratt prior to the pageant will be a busy time of practicing for the pageant, plus attending different civic group meetings.


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  •      On Saturday, March 3, Tiffany Flax was named Miss Dodge City, and Eva Giebler was crowned Miss Cowboy Capital. This Sunday, they leave for Pratt to compete in the Miss Kansas Pageant which will be held on June 6-9. The week in Pratt prior to the pageant will be a busy time of practicing for the pageant, plus attending different civic group meetings.
         Neither Flax, a 2010 graduate of Dodge City High School, nor Giebler, a graduate of Cimarron High School, had ever participated in a pageant before receiveing their titles.  
         "My dance coach had a flyer," Flax said.  "She told me I should try it."  
         "I was working at the records office," Giebler said, "and my boss said, 'you'd really be good at this.'"
         The contestants said they have had a lot of support from their family and friends, both before and after winning the local pageant. They also credit local pageant directors Elisha Froetschner and Teri Hendrickson with providing emotional support since their wins.
         "They have really been our cheerleaders," Flax said. "They really help to keep our stress levels low."  
    Geibler agreed, "Both of the have been great about sending a text or just checking in with us to see what we need."
         Flax is the daughter of Lewis and Crystal Flax of Dodge City. She is a science major and plans to go on to complete her degree to become an occupational therapist. She said that she would love to work with autistic children. Giebler is the daugher of Kathy Giebler of Cimarron. She is a communications major and wants to focus on missions, and perhaps working for a mission group in communications.
    Behind the scenes
         Growing up as little girls, both Giebler and Flax remember watching pageants on tv.
         "When you watch them all you see is the beautiful girls," Flax said. "You never realize how much work goes on behind the scenes."  
         "Dedication," Giebler said. "It's really like another job - on top of school and work."
         They both feel it has been a wonderful experience and are already grateful for the scholarship monies they have received.  Thet said they have enjoyed getting to know each other and meeting all kinds of new people. But they both found the amount of paperwork involved surprising.  
         On Sunday morning, Cup o' Jones will hold a send off reception from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to stop by and offer well-wishes.

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