Days of '47 Pageant crowns 2010 queen

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The 2010 Days of '47 parade now has a queen.

After a long day of speeches, songs and judging at the Conference Center downtown, Christine Messick was chosen out of 20 finalists to wear the crown.

Days of '47 2010 royalty
Days of '47 2010 royalty

Messick will get a $3,000 scholarship for her victory. Her two attendants, Celeste Wouden and Nicole Graf, will each get a $2,500 scholarship.

The theme of his year's pageant was "Pioneer Spirit -- Then and Now." All the contestants are descendants of pioneers who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley between 1847 and May 1869.

The pageant is produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

The royalty will ride in The Days of '47 Parade, attend many Days of '47 events and will speak at numerous gatherings and events during the summer of 2010.

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