Media Release

Teen Women Sight-Do and Farm Tour While Preparing for Pageant at Pheasant Run

Published 07/12/2017

30 pre-teen and teenage pageant contestants hit the Greater St. Charles, Illinois service area for a day of education, exploration and fun before they engage in the serious work of preparing to compete in the Miss Dunamis Teen and Miss Dunamis Woman Scholarship Pageant, held by the Dunamis Community Advocate Services. The pageant will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois.

The visiting contestants range in age from 10-18. During their all day excursion they visited the Grand Prix Equestrian Center - the result of collaboration between the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau and Lisa Diersen of the St. Charles based Royal Lusitano; dined at Riverside Pizza and Pub, and engaged in a historical walking tour of downtown led by Alison Costanza of the St. Charles History Museum, and Evan Wiseman and Gabrielle Fink of the Arcada Theatre. The teen contestants finished their day by experiencing the Fox River on a St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat cruise.

“I want to be able to give my future children an inheritance as well as offer jobs to the youth that I mentor through Dunamis Community Advocate Services. I want them to say, ‘I am interested in this calling’ and I can provide a pathway for them,” said Ariel Fuller about the youth women she mentors in this special program. Fuller is the Chief Operating Officer of Dunamis Women Enterprise and pageant coordinator.

“The Miss Dunamis Teen and Miss Dunamis Woman Scholarship Pageant is the official scholarship pageant of Dunamis Community Advocate Services (DCAS). ‘Dunamis’ literally means Power! This system exists to provide scholarship opportunities to young women in [a] mentoring program.”

Areas of competition include grade point average, preliminary interviews, introduction, fitness, talent, evening gown & final question

“Each contestant will embark upon the "I Am A Dunamis Teen & Woman" journey to expose the their innate power while making a purposeful impact within their school & community as an advocate of change.” ? The pageant is open to the public and community participation is highly encouraged. For more information see

The GSCCVB is funded by the Illinois Office of Tourism and a portion of the hotel/motel tax collected by the City of St. Charles’ hotels to promote the Greater St. Charles area as a destination for leisure tourists, conventions, sports events, and meetings. For additional information regarding marketing and sales activities, contact the bureau at 630-377-6161 or

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