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Today is Miss USA Day in Cranston

Cranston's Olivia Culpo is being honored and making several appearances throughout the day today. She was crowned Miss USA last month.

Cranston's Miss USA will be making several appearances throughout the city today, starting with an event at the to read a story to children and ending at for a grand homecoming ceremony.

Olivia Culpo beat out 51 other contestants in the Miss USA pageant last month. A cellist and student at Boston University, Culpo's homecoming will include special music performances by the and All-City Concert Band and from the BASICS music program.

The day started at 9 a.m. at the , where she'll talk to teens. Then she's on to the library, and then will stop at from noon to 2 p.m. along with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation's Hope Bus. There, she'll participate in the foundation's Starfish Project. Each handmade clay starfish represents an individual — patient, survivor, family member, caregiver — whose life has been touched by breast cancer. It's the third-leading cause of death from cancer in Rhode Island.

Then from 4 to 6 p.m., Culpo will be feted at City Hall. She will be handed a key to the city by Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and a tree will be planted in her honor.

“We are proud to host a homecoming celebration for Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo, who has inspired so many people through her accomplishments.  She is a shining example of the positive things that are happening in Cranston” Fung said.

We will have pictures, stories and video posted throughout the day.

Joyce Porter July 07, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Sweet!!! Love when we hear good things going on in our fair town....So Happy for her ~ Rock on & Shine... See you in the parade Saint Mary's Day~~ Joyce :)

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