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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Rosalia resident leads royalty program, float


May 30, 2019

Tanya Charles

Tanya Charles, Rosalia float coordinator, stands behind the ferris wheel waiting to be placed on top of the float deck.

One Rosalia community member saw the need and stepped in to continue the Rosalia royalty program.

Tanya Charles, USPS employee and long-time Whitman County resident, in Nov. 2016 created a nonprofit called the Rosalia Community Float and Royalty Association.

The Rosalia Chamber of Commerce had sponsored the program before, but in 2016 the coordinator went on maternity leave and was unable to lead it.

"I saw the need; someone had to do it," she said.

Charles said the nonprofit continued the pageant for high school students, who are juniors, to run for Mr. and Ms. RHS. In April of 2017, the...

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