|National American Miss Minnesota 2012-2013||
A girl's gotta eat! The annual Eden Prairie Corn Feed is a fun and buttery community event which raises money for The Lions Club. For $6, I enjoyed an all you could eat buttery, salted and peppered corn on the cob...but I had to take my sash off. Giant butter stains on my Miss Minnesota banner aren't that acceptable. I was able to share the amazing food with my sister queen, Kayla. We met two little girls who were so excited to meet royalty and even bowed to us after taking pictures and said, "Your Majesties." How adorable! Now that's queen treatment. We were also able to say hi to Jenifer Loon, our state representative and mom of a friend. But being a queen isn't just pictures with politicians, they put us to work! Kayla and I tried our hand at shucking corn and saw the whole process of how our buttery goodness of corn was cooked.
Colleen, CEO of Miracles of Mitch
No time for a quick change! Right from the corn feed I went to meet up with our Jr. Teen, Holly at the Miracles of Mitch Triathlon at Lake Nokomis. We were only able to attend the very end, but I got to meet some amazing kids. One that inspired me was Courtney, a cancer survivor. She is what the race calls "All Stars," kids who have battled cancer or other diseases and come out strong! Courtney was racing today and with her sister, raised $1,048 to help other kids just like her. Now that's impressive.