Great Taste Design Co. announced that newly crowned Miss Delaware Chelsea Bruce, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Wilmington Councilwoman-at-Large Rysheema Dixon will attend the first Girls Empowerment Celebration, set for 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Road.

The event for Delaware girls of all ages will include inspirational words from Bruce, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen Nicole Hannah and Longhurst; two "Lady of Greatness" awards presentations honoring Dixon and Marnie Oursler, entrepreneur and president of Marnie Custom Homes; scholarship award presentations to six girls in the categories of entrepreneurship, arts, athletics, leadership, philanthropy and academics; young entrepreneurs selling their products and services; a silent auction; and music, dance and theatrical performances.

“To say we are ecstatic to bring this event to girls in the great state of Delaware would be an understatement,” said Dee Yancey-Harris, founder of Great Taste Design Co. and event creator. “We have a phenomenal group of women and girls for our inaugural event, and it promises to be a night that leaves attendees inspired to reach higher and to achieve greater.”

Tickets cost $16 and are available at