Friday, December 24, 2010

Miss Connecticut's Send Off!

December 19th was a fun-filled day, starting with a 10 am dance rehearsal with many of the former (and current) Miss Rocky Hill/Hartford County titleholders. It was great to see old friends as well as make new friends! Ashley Abate choreographed our dance, and we really wonderful to work with. It has been years since I danced, and she was extremely patient and encouraging. We had so much fun! After a couple hours of practice, we all went to Rocky Hill High School for Brittany's Send Off. I was so glad to be part of the opening number! Watching Brittany present her Miss America wardrobe was really exciting...she looked great, and she is definitely ready to take the Miss America stage by storm! I loved spending time with my pageant family, and eating delicious food, of course. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rebounds for Ronald

On Saturday, December 11, I held a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Not only is this charity my Issue of Concern, but it is also my sorority's philanthropy! As Philanthropy Chair of Alpha Delta Pi, I have spent the past year spear-heading our efforts to make a difference in our community. This included several trips to local Ronald McDonald houses to cook dinner, clean, and spend time with the kids! Once a year, we have a huge fundraiser called a Lion's Share Challenge. This year, I planned our Lion's Share Challenge to be at a home basketball game, where we collected pledges of money per rebound that our team (the Wagner Seahawks) made. We got lots of pledges, and even more flat donations! Though our team lost (by just 1 point!), Rebounds for Ronald was a huge success. I'm proud to say that we raised about $700 for the Ronald McDonald House Charity! I am extremely passionate about the Ronald McDonald House Charity, and I love that I have the opportunity to support this worthy cause as a student as well as a titleholder. This event could not have been possible without the support of Spiro Sports Center, Michael Miller, my Alpha Delta Pi sisters, and the generous people who donated! Thank you :]
Me and my Little, Erica!