, Cranston's Olivia Culpo immediatley started flying around the country to fulfill her new duties.
Now, she's coming home.
Culpo, who became the first Rhode Islander to win the title of Miss USA (though not the first Cranstonian to be Miss Rhode Island USA), will be honored at a celebration on the steps of l July 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mayor Allan W. Fung will be presenting Culpo a key to the city. The marching bands will combine for a special joint performance. And student performances from the BASICS program will fill the air with music and song.
The celebration won't be Culpo's first public appearance that day. From 10 to 11 a.m., she'll be at the for a special story time.
"The Cranston Public Library is honored to have Miss USA Olivia Culpo include the library in her homecoming celebration. She is a role model for the young people of our city, showing them that hard work, determination and a commitment to education can help you reach your goals," said Library Director Edward Garcia.
Registration is required for the story time and space is limited. Call 401-943-9080 ext. 117 to register.