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<lst>The Springfield Chamber of Commerce is looking to crown the ninth "Miss Springfield" to preside over the annual Springfield Days celebration, May 29-June 1. Contestants should be 16-20 years old and a resident of the Greater Springfield, Franconia or Burke area. Each contestant will be judged on personal interview, personality, participation, stage appearance and a question and answer session. The pageant will be May 29, 7 p.m., at Springfield Mall's JC Penny Court. Each contestant must be available for rehearsals and other activities pertaining to the Springfield Days weekend.

Scholarships, prizes and trophies will be awarded. Entrance costs $25.

For more information or to enter, stop by Springfield Mall's Information Desk or contact Leticia Click at 703-971-3600.

The Woman's Club of Springfield voted at their March meeting to join Heifer International by purchasing a goat on behalf of an impoverished family somewhere on the globe. Heifer International is a non-profit organization that gives income-producing livestock to needy families so that the families can become self-reliant.

Additionally, the Woman's Club voted to once again give $1,000 to the Reading is Fundamental program at Cameron Elementary school; to give $240 to Special Olympics; to give $100 each to Lee and West Springfield High Schools for their graduation parties; and to give $100 to the Chatterbox Fun Fair for Fairfax County children with communications problems. The funds to support these projects were raised by the club's Pink Elephant Thrift Shop.

Local women interested in the service club concept are invited to visit the Pink Elephant Thrift Shop at the Concord Shopping Center on Backlick Road in Springfield to learn more about the club's projects and activities.