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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mrs. World 2011

Mrs. Washington 2011 & Mrs. World 2011 (formerly Mrs. Florida & America!)
Class of 2011 Mrs. America Contestants & our new Mrs. Washington 2012

Wow what a fabulous time I had in Florida at the Mrs. World Pageant. I not only got to share a condo with my fellow beauty queens but I got to see my friend April Lufriu be crowned our new Mrs. World!! We had so much fun it, it was a great end to my Mrs. America experience.
I will post more photos soon!

Miss Washington Send Off Party and Fashion Show

Washington's Outstanding Teen & Miss Washington
Mrs. Washington's 2009, 2012 & 2011
Miss Thurston County Contestants & Volunteers

We had a fabulous time at the send off party fashion show for Brittany Henry our Miss Washington 2011! She modeled her wardrobe for nationals as we ooohed and awwed over it! We also got to see her talent she will be performing as well. I am so impressed with this young woman! I can't wait to see her on TV June 14th!!

Shelter Shower 12/8 2011

Mrs. Thurston County & Mrs. Washington 2011
Scholarship Recipients
Shelter Shower Items
With Shelby Wilson & Margaret Hollinger Co-Chair's of the Women's Leadership Council

The annual shelter shower & dinner hosted by the Women's Leadership Council affiliated with the United Way of Thurston County, collected necessary items for the "other" shelter. These items include women's personal toiletry items, cleaning goods, diapers and things other than food items.

The Women's Leadership Council goal is to help women and girls acquire the life-long skills needed to support themselves and their families.

As a program of United Way of Thurston County, they aim to inspire, educate and engage their members in philanthropy, community service and advocacy to help meet this goal.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yelm Christmas Parade

Mrs. Washington 2011 and her "Sleigh"
With my Santa Baby!

With our Miss Thurston County who received several amazing awards from the city of Yelm!
Getting my photo with Santa!

The Yelm Christmas parade is an amazing event. So many people came out and lined the streets at 9:30 am in the morning despite the freezing temperatures!! The city of Yelm is so welcoming! After the parade their is a holiday celebration in the park. Everything is FREE!! The cocoa, hot dogs, tacos and photos with Santa!

Our Miss Thurston County Tasia Jungbauer was presented with several awards one of which the fabulous Mayor Ron Harding presented her with a proclamation of Tasia Jungbauer day! July 7th the day that she will compete at the Miss Washington pageant. Mayor Harding's daughter Janet was Miss Washington 2008 and he and his family support the Miss Washington Scholarship program in many ways.

Yelm truly welcomed us with open hearts and gave us the Royal Treatment! It is a great place to visit and a great place to live!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Providence St. Peter Foundation Christmas Forest Gala Dinner Auction

Mrs. Washington 2011 and Mrs. Pierce County Amy Evers
Inside the dining area surrounded by the amazing donated and decorated trees!

My personal favorite tree for two reason 1. It was the Queen of Hearts tree & 2. There were soldered ornaments on it!
Amy with our 25 balloons we had to sell!

The Christmas Forest is an annual event for the Providence St. Peter Foundation. The money raised is used to support the Providence mission of providing health care services for those in need. I was invited by Mrs. Pierce County Amy Evers to help out tonight. Amy is a ER nurse and knows first hand how much these funds are needed.

The gala is a fabulous event. It is a dinner and an auction. All of the trees around the room are auctioned off to the highest bidder. The trees are then deliver to their homes and set up for them. Some of the trees come with trips and other prizes too, pretty amazing stuff!

Before the auction got started our job was to sell 25 balloons at $50 each. Each balloon had a piece of paper in it and one of them was the lucky balloon that had the ticket for winning the prize of a $3,200 diamond necklace donated by Panowicz Jewelers. Amy was amazing!! She was great at approaching everyone to get them to buy a balloon, I was more her wingman! I am proud to say we sold all of our balloons!! There were 4 teams working the floor and we were the only ones to sell ALL of ours!! Was it our amazing sales skills or possibly our crowns and sashes... who knows!!

Downtown for the Holiday's Olympia Christmas Parade

Well it was another soggy parade! The rain didn't dampen our holiday spirit though! Mrs. Olympia LaReina Delay, Miss Thurston County Tasia Jungbauer, Thurston County Outstanding Teen Meghan Anderson and I piled in the back of our pickup truck driven by my son. We did our best to decorate it and used my neighbors Patio Umbrella to cover us from the rain! It worked pretty well.

We had a good time despite the weather and at the end we enjoyed the music from the singing Christmas tree. It was very festive and WET!! But hey that's how it is in Washington and I love my state so much I can put up with these drippy days!!