Miss California candidates tour the City of Fresno

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Today 40 women got to tour the city of Fresno in between competing for Miss California.

Their first stop was the Fresno Chaffee Zoo where the girls toured the Sea Lion Cove

Then, they went to the African Safari, one of the zoo’s newest expansions. Here is where they fed the hungry giraffes. 
For Miss City of Fresno, Lauren Herring, showing off her city is an honor and a privilege. 

“It is so awesome to represent and show everyone my hometown and all of the fun things I can do all the time,” said Herring.

Next stop was Downtown Fresno. The candidates ate food catered by the Chicken Shack and topped it off with a cupcake by Frosted Cakery. 

Fresno Mayor, Lee Brand, attended to meet the group of candidates. 
“I’m here to meet and greet and show the great warmth and generosity,” said Brand. “The city appreciates 25 years and more counting of Miss California organization coming to Fresno.”

Marcia Cripps is Miss Central Valley. She said seeing everyone excited to meet them has been her favorite part of this experience. 

“It warms my heart knowing that the city of Fresno is treating us so nicely and welcoming us and being apart of this amazing event,” said Cripps. 

After their time in Downtown Fresno the candidates went to the Fresno V.A.
This had a special meaning for Miss Clovis, Jacqueline Trafton, who is newly enlisted in the Air Force. 

“Just getting to hear stories, just getting to hear things that I am getting into, it makes me so excited,” said Trafton. 

The final stop was at the California Armenian Home. Here the girls took a tour and ate dinner before prepping for the big day tomorrow. 

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