Ottawa, IL – Another year, another trip to the Midwest’s largest pageant store (Bridal Elegance in Ottawa, IL), and another Illinois Galaxy pageant…well, sort of.
Christine Fascetta (aka Mrs. Illinois Galaxy International 2012) recently took over the director responsibilities, but there was not the time to have a complete pageant in time for the ever approaching International Galaxy International pageant in Orlando, FL. So we had a coronation for this year’s participants and I was PROUD to be the master of ceremonies.
It was bitter sweet to see Teen Rachel Barter, Miss Gina Melchiorri, Ms. Michelle Lose and Mrs. Christine Fascetta step down. I was very proud to have been the MC when they were crowned and they did very well at the International Galaxy International pageants last summer. But each group of queens only get one year, so we move forward.
Being crowned today were:
Erin Nolan, Miss Teen Illinois Galaxy International 2013
Marcela Gillen, Miss Illinois Galaxy International 2013
Soraya Maciel, Ms. Illinois Galaxy International 2013
Rachel Marks, Mrs. Illinois Galaxy International 2013
Colleen Clennon, Miss Teen Great Lakes Galaxy International 2013
Francesca Reed, Miss Wisconsin Galaxy International 2013
Congratulations to all these beautiful and deserving ladies! Best of luck this summer!
My cousin, Richard Ellenberger, is a buffalo rancher…and rocket scientist. Seriously. He is a rocket scientist. For real.
I asked him why he doesn’t ever name a buffalo after me on account of my great name. He obliged!!!!
Here’s some of the details he sent me so far:
#24 (our cow also known as Betty) had a bull calf about April 10. We saw it for the first time on April 11. This is the earliest calf ever. May through June is more typical. We are sure it is a boy because we saw him pee. Otherwise it’s really hard to tell for a few weeks when they are so small.
So, behold your namesake buffalo calf, “Tim”!
His father is Fred (our only bull). His momma is the one who didn’t have a calf in 2011 because of the drought. In 2012 we was pregnant, but we don’t know what happened. We had a calf in 2011 killed by a mountain lion, so it’s quite possible that happened to #24 last year. The first week is so crucial to their survival because they are easy pickings. Good news is #24 is really protective of Tim, and she takes him into the treeline to hide. And when our yearling calves from last year come to say hello to the little guy, his momma chases them off. She’s a devoted mother. Let’s pray she has better luck this year.
Hope you enjoy the pictures. Share them with all your friends. You now have a buffalo named after you.
I have a complete photoset set up that I will update as I get them. Check it out at Buffalo Tim!
Thanks so much, Richard! I’m pretty sure this buffalo is the most intelligent and handsome buffalo on the entire planet!
A MISS AMERICA TRADITION RETURNS TO THE ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK
“THE MISS AMERICA SHOW US YOUR SHOES PARADE”
Saturday, September 14TH
The Miss America Organization announced today the official start of their Show Us Your Shoes Parade planning. Preparations are now underway for the return of this spectacular event that will feature the current Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan on a grand float, plus the 53 Miss America Contestants driven in convertibles. The Parade will also include beloved Miss Americas throughout the decades, along with live entertainment and special performances.
This year, The Parade will be produced by two time EMMY Award winning producer John M Best and his team from JM Best Entertainment and Under the Sun Productions. The team successfully produces The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in D.C., The National Memorial & July 4th Parades in D.C., The Chicago Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and the beloved 6ABC Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. JM Best Entertainment along with the Parade Committee is currently accepting applications for the Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade.
Please go to http://www.missamerica.org/news/parade.aspx for information and applications to participate. Corporations, community groups, marching bands, and other parade groups are invited to complete and submit an application for consideration.
The Parade form deadline isJune 15, 2013.
The Parade will be a two hour event on the two mile long famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Parade will be a celebration that will lead into the final night of the Miss America 2014 Competition live on ABC in Atlantic City in the historic Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 15.
Tickets will go on sale later this spring for both events. Please visit our website for the announcements.