Getting closer... Week 48! Ah!!

We are getting closer and closer to the state pageant!  I can’t believe it!

Thursday, I joined the Miss Cotton Belle Organization in Osceola for their annual Kiwanis Club program.  I remember speaking to that group of people as Miss Cotton Belle in 2009.  I was especially excited to return and remind them of my appreciation for Osceola.  It is so important to support local pageants.  I’m very grateful for the support from Miss Cotton Belle in helping me achieve my goals. 

Friday, I made an appearance at Central Lanes in Hot Springs!   The silent auction item, a bowling party with Miss Arkansas, was donated by the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Central Lanes.  I was excited to hear that Janie from the Jackson House won the bid and invited lots of friends to attend!  I met Janie earlier this year and believe that she has the two most well-behaved kids!  I was happy to see them again and enjoy a fun night with their friends!

Saturday, my parents and I made the winding road trip from Hot Springs to Clarksville to attend the first two preliminary pageants of the 2013 pageant season!  Congratulations to Miss Arkansas Valley Morgan Grady and Miss Johnson County Deidre Holden!  Both contestants will be newcomers to the Miss Arkansas stage next year and plan to attend the pageant this summer!

I am currently preparing for the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant, which will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center June 27-30.  We will also be celebrating the year that Ashton Campbell has served the state of Arkansas!  She has been a remarkable Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen, and I am so proud of her! 

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet for the 75th Anniversary of the Miss Arkansas Pageant, visit or you can buy them at the door.  Remember that cheerleaders get free admission on Wednesday and Thursday, while college sorority and fraternity students get free admission on Friday and Saturday.  Visit for more details.  Also, if you can’t make it to the pageant but would like to watch online, then visit for the link to the live webcast.  You have many avenues to enjoy this anniversary pageant with us!

Advice for this week:  trust that God has a plan in all circumstances.   Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21

I will soon be releasing another video and blog on the contestants competing for the title of Miss Arkansas 2012!  Stay tuned…


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