Friday, January 26, 2007

66 Vie to be "500 Festival" Princesses

Indy's own "500 Festival" will complete the selection process to choose 33 princesses to represent the 2007 Festival and the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race at this year’s events and statewide outreach programs.

The “500 Festival” received 235 applications from women between 19 and 23 representing 70 Hoosier cities and towns and 18 colleges and universities across the state.

Last Saturday the Festival narrowed the field to 66 finalists who will return tomorrow for second-round interviews.

At the conclusion of those interviews judges will select the final 33 women who will serve as ambassadors for the 2007 500 Festival, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the “500”, set to run 27 May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Headline events for the “500 Festival” include the Mini-Marathon on 5 May and the parade on 26 May.

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