Katy and I started filling kids bags with candy a little early this year at the All Hallow's Eve event at Farm America this afternoon. It was chilly, but that doesn't stop those determined trick-or-treaters! Katy and I volunteered to hand out candy at the blacksmith's shop, just one of the many stops on the Farm America treat route. The kids were all so adorable to watch as they ran up to us in their costumes and puffy winter coats. Katy and I got to spend the breaks in between clusters of kids reminiscing about our trick-or-treating memories and our favorite costumes we wore. It was definitely a fun afternoon.
Tonight I traded out my crown for a hair net at Feed My Starving Children! I had such a great time filling and packaging food bags with my pageant sisters. It was great to volunteer for such an awesome organization, but also to be apart of a service project in my own community. It was fun talking to friends and community members about the Waseca Pageants, my platform, and how to get involved in the Miss America program. We were able to help contribute to this weekends goal of packaging 275,000 meals by filling bags with a scoop of vitamins, minerals and vegetarian flavoring as well as dehydrated vegetables, soy and rice. After 2 hours of work, we huddled around the boxes of meals and joined in prayer for those who received the meals and everyone involved in the service. It was such a humbling experience that I am so happy I could be involved.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back often as I will update with pictures and journal about various appearances I make, share my platform, and prepare for Miss Minnesota in June!