Saturday, October 3, 2009
Some of my favorite appearances are with the beautiful ladies of the Mrs Oregon Pageant. Recently we had a very fun packed weekend. Saturday started out in Beaverton at the Beaverton Parade, where I can say I am extremely proud that we all were there held our heads up high and got soaking wet from the rain, but we all did it with grace and dignity! Then the group met at Red Robin for lunch and had the chance to pick the brain of Mrs Oregon Joelle, although she was a bit distracted with the Ducks playing on a TV in eye shot... He he he he ( Her dedication to the team is great!) Then off to Libbys shop for some much needed (at least on my part) rehersal and a short Arbone class. We were wore out, but ready for Sunday, we all met in downtown Portland on Sunday and joined about 50,000 men women and childern in the race for the cure. Our team name "Crowns for the cure". My son Travis was a huge help both Saturday and Sunday carring all items for us and even gettis us water durning the race! I love you my little man, Thank you!!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Along the road of my reign as Mrs Beaverton America 2010, I have had many appearances. 2 of my favorite were the Sleep Country PJ Bowl @ Big Al's in Vancouver, WA and the Strike out against Parkinson's @ Sunset Lanes in Beaverton, OR. At these appearances I had the chance to meet foster children who are looking for good homes to go to. The ability to see how the foster care system first hand was amazing and right in line with my platform for "Speak out against domestic violence."
Helping at the event for Parkinson's was also an eye opener. I didn't know, that I know people with this life changing disease until that day, awareness truly is an an amazing thing no matter what the case!!!
In June all of the Mrs Oregon America contestants and Mrs Oregon J'oelle Rankins-Goodwin all attended the Naval Officers reception. It was a fun evening for us ladies to meet and great the Naval officers and tell them about our beautiful State and the different places to visit while here. This was also the first chance for many of the contestants to meet. We are forming such a great and lasting bond.