March 13: Miss Greater Rochester Pageant
I was thrilled to be able to attend the Miss GR pageant both because I was a contestant in the past and because this was my very first time being able to sit back and watch a MAO pageant! I met the wonderful Miss Buffalo 2011, Desiree Wiley, who was a pleasure to chat with and share each of our experiences up to this point. Boy, were we in for a treat watching each of the amazing contestants compete in such a well put together event. Katie Martin, Miss GR 2010, was also a pleasure to watch and her story of her involvement in the MAO organization was truly inspirational... it gave me a lot of pride to be in the position that I am and taught me to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way and to learn from it! As the announcement of the top 3 ladies was about to begin I watched with baited breath because I truly could not have singled out one contestant from the group to be the winner as they all did amazing. When Chelsea Prophet was crowned Miss Greater Rochester 2011 I was so happy for her and so excited to have another Buffalo Area sister join the MNY Class of 2011! Congratulations to Chelsea, all of the contestants in this year's pageant, and Katie for an amazing year.
March 20: Buffalo St Patrick's Day Parade
This year it was such an honor to ride in Buffalo's St. Patrick's Day parade which is the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the country! Accompanying me was the Buffalo Jills' Rookie of the Year, Gina Barbera. My brother, Tyler, was nice enough to drive us girls down the parade route (even though I think he had just as much fun as we did and was proud to show off his car more than his sister and Gina!) It was amazing to see the thousands of people who came out to this event, their amazing reception and excitement when my float went by, and to experience the general excitement that people in Buffalo have the ability to bring to any occasion.
March 23: Photo session with Shawn Connors
Yesterday I got to see my old friend Shawn Connors and also took some great pictures too! Thank you Shawn! If anyone would like to contact Shawn in order to set up a photo session please contact me (MissFingerLakes2011@gmail.com) and I would be glad to send you his information!
More updates to come after an appearance at the Motorama Auto Show tomorrow as a spokesperson for People, Inc. and walking for Eurostyle Apparel in the "A Year Of Inciting The Riot Fashion and Music Mayhem" show. Click here for more information on attending this event on Saturday, March 26!