Two Mondays ago, I was in Merrifield, Minnesota speaking to the Lion's Club there about Alzheimer's and the Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen program. I'm trying to raise scholarship money for the next Outstanding Teen, so if you or someone you know is involved in a service organization - let me know!
Friday I traveled to Mankato, Minnesota for the Southern Minnesota Toys for Tots kickoff with Miss South Central, Tiffany! This was a family event so it was fun walking around, talking with some of the kids, signing autographs, taking pictures, and thanking our Marines for what they do. Tiffany and I even got our picture taken with Santa :)
Saturday I was in Coon Rapids for the Miss Coon Rapids and the Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen pageant. It was so much being around the contestants! Congrats to the new Miss Coon Rapids, Emily Kallis (who I competed with in my very first pageant!) and the new Miss Coon Rapids' Outstanding Teen, Kathryn Kueppers! I know that you two you will an awesome year because not only do you girls rock but you also have an incredible support team behind you.
Today I was in Pillager, Minnesota recruiting girls again to compete for Miss Brainerd Lake's Outstanding Teen! This time my local sister queen, Savannah Cole came with my Mom and I and once again we had a good number of girls sign up for more information. It just amazes me that this system can connect so many girls together!
My day of rest (somewhat) begins tomorrow and I am so looking forward to eating and sleeping. I love Thanksgiving food and spending time with family. Hope you all have a very blessed day and are remind of the great things in your life that you should be thankful for.
My Black Friday shift begins at midnight and will go well into the day as myself, my Mom, and my directors will be at the mall in Brainerd selling jewelry to raise money for the scholarship fund. If you are shopping in Brainerd, make sure to stop by and check out our booth :) Then it's off to Nisswa for the Lighting of the Luminaries event!
I'm thankful for all of you who are so awesome at supporting me :)
Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2012