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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Tyler, Katie and Joanna make finals in Royal Wedding Giveaway

They have first names, but they are under lock and key for the moment. Tyler, Katie and Joanna are the three finalists in Union Station Kansas City’s Royal Wedding Giveaway. Their short essays explaining why they should win the grand prize are posted at mix93.com, awaiting the outcome of a vote to determine which essay is most creative.

The prize description bears repeating. Here it is, along with the contest rules, from the Union Station news release announcing the contest:

“In honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Union Station presents a Royal Wedding Giveaway. The grand prize (a $25,000 value) includes:

• Wedding reception for 250 people in Sprint Festival Plaza at Union Station Kansas City, with tables, chairs, linens, food and non-alcoholic beverages

• $500 gift certificate for purchase of a wedding dress

• Flowers

• One hotel room for two consecutive nights at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott

“Each contestant will be asked to write a brief original essay answering the question: Why do you deserve a royal wedding? (The deadline for entries was May 17. No more entries will be accepted.)

“The Grand Prize winner will be announced June 6, 2011.”

Diana, A Celebration, the exhibition at Union Station that sparked the idea for this giveaway, is now approaching an attendance of 75,000. A new contest to celebrate this milestone will most likely be announced soon.

The exhibition continues through June 6 in the Bank of America Gallery. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Wedding giveaway contest voting begins soon

Rumor has it that the three finalists in the Royal Wedding Giveaway have been selected. Once the finalists have been notified, their essay entries will be posted on the Mix93 website early the week of May 22, so people can vote for their favorite. At stake is a pretty impressive prize: a wedding reception valued at $25,000.

Here are the details as outlined in a news release issued by Union Station Kansas City to announce the contest.

“In honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Union Station presents a Royal Wedding Giveaway. The grand prize (a $25,000 value) includes:

• Wedding reception for 250 people in Sprint Festival Plaza at Union Station Kansas City, with tables, chairs, linens, food and non-alcoholic beverages

• $500 gift certificate for purchase of a wedding dress

• Flowers

• One hotel room for two consecutive nights at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott

“Each contestant will be asked to write a brief original essay answering the question: Why do you deserve a royal wedding? (The deadline for entries was May 17. No more entries will be accepted.)

“The Grand Prize winner will be announced June 6, 2011.”

Reports indicate that the essays entered in the contest have ranged from hilarious to tragic. One theme that seems to repeat itself is financial difficulties, which could well be a reflection of the tough times many people are facing these days. A surprising number of entries apparently came from men who want their finances to have the best wedding possible.

In the meantime, Diana, A Celebration, the exhibition at Union Station that chronicles the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, continues to attract record crowds with sellouts every weekend. Tickets for the exhibition are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org

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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Royal Wedding giveaway valued at $25K

In honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Union Station Kansas City is sponsoring a Royal Wedding Giveaway. The grand prize (a $25,000 value) includes:

• Wedding reception for 250 people in Sprint Festival Plaza at Union , with tables, chairs, linens, food and non-alcoholic beverages

• $500 gift certificate for purchase of a wedding dress

• Flowers

• One hotel room for two consecutive nights at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott

There are two ways to enter: online at www.mix93.com or by mail. Each contestant will be asked to write a brief original essay answering the question:

Why do you deserve a royal wedding?

To enter by mail, contestants must send their name, address (including hometown), telephone numbers (daytime and evening), email address and birth date, along with their essay and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Wilkes Broadcasting, Royal Wedding Giveaway, 508 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111.

Entries must be postmarked by May 12, 2011 and received by May 17, 2011.

When finalists in the Royal Wedding Giveaway have been selected, their essays will be posted online for public viewing and voting to determine the winner. The Grand Prize winner will be announced June 6, 2011.

There is still plenty of time to see Diana, A Celebration, at Union Station. This exhibition, which chronicles the life and charitable of Diana, Princess of Wales, has broken attendance records during its stay in Kansas City and will be here through June 12, 2011. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Royal Wedding Giveaway celebrates the royal nuptials

Here’s a great opportunity for anyone who is getting married, planning to get married, thinking about planning to get married or just thinks marriage is a possibility sometime in the reasonably near future. Union Station Kansas City, in honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, presents a Royal Wedding Giveaway.

First, the prize:

• Wedding reception for 250 people in Sprint Festival Plaza at the station, including tables, chairs, linens, food and non-alcoholic beverages

• $500 gift certificate for purchase of a wedding dress

• Flowers

• One hotel room for two consecutive nights at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott hotel

This is a $25,000 value. So, if you are traditional, it could save the father and mother of the bride a bundle. And who would not want to have a wedding reception in the magnificent Sprint Festival Plaza at Union Station?

How to enter? The simplest way is to go to mix93.com and sign up.

To enter by mail, send your name, address (including hometown) telephone numbers (daytime and evening), email address and birth date, along with an original essay and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Wilkes Broadcasting, Royal Wedding Giveaway, 508 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111. Your entry must be postmarked by May 12, 2011 and received by May 17, 2011.

Now about that essay: It has to be original. And it has to answer the question: Why do you deserve a Royal Wedding?

If you attended the Union Station Royal Wedding Watch Party — and a lot of people did, some 3,500 at last estimate — you probably already know about this contest. You might also have visited Diana, A Celebration, the exhibition that chronicles the life and work of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who was also Prince William’s mother.

If you visited the exhibition, be sure to tell your family and friends about it. The reviews have been nothing short of spectacular. No one should miss it.

Tickets for Diana, A Celebration, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

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