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Washington State Fair announces name for new roller coaster, winners who coined it

Washington State Fair has a name for its newest ride and the two contest winners responsible for it are from East Pierce County.

The new roller coaster, set to debut in September, will carry the name “Rainier Rush” after fair staff sifted through more than 1,600 entries, according to a fair news release.

Karen Chapman of Puyallup and Melissa Hollenbeck-Barovic of Edgewood both coined the label and won two season passes to the Washington State Fair, as well as 240 ride tickets.

Two runners-up were also selected, the release says, as they used the same name concept but spelled Rainier another

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Fair to debut new coaster in the fall, seeks public’s help in naming the stomach-turner

A new looping inversion coaster is set to debut at the Washington State Fair in September and the public is commissioned to come up with its moniker.

Fair organizers have launched a naming contest for the new attraction that runs through midnight May 8, according to a fair news release. Anyone 13 and older is invited to compete, and the winner will receive two season gate passes to the Washington State Fair, plus two vouchers valid for 20 rides of their choice, a prize package valued at $269.

The winner will be notified by June 17, according to the release.


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