Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale at Timberland November 7, 2008

My Mom and I hosted The Great American Bake Sale at Timberland. This is my 4th year helping host the annual Bake Sale. We raised over $400.00 at this Bake Sale to donate to Share Our Strength to aid in the fight against childhood hunger. A special thanks to all of the Timberland Employee bakers and buyers! With your help our Bake Sale was a hit and a huge success! Thank you to Lois, Judd, Lisa, and my Mom for all your hard work. The Bake Sales At Timberland have raised close to $3,000

ELECTION DAY Tuesday November 4, 2008

Did you vote today? I was able to beat the crowds and vote in my home town...and I went home for a special dinner!

Miss Capital Area November 2, 2008

Congratulations to Caitlin McGlinchey, the new Miss Capital Area!

Exeter Area Interfaith Crop Walk October 26, 2008 Raises $17,000

I was able to participate in the Exeter Area Interfaith Community Crop walk the second year in a row! I was asked to speak about Hunger in New Hampshire and in America and also to perform an inspirational piece. I was able to sing the song "More Love" by the Dixie Chicks. This song focuses on taking a step back from our busy lives and taking the time to reach out to those in need, help others, and love more. With more love we can work with each other and not against each other. I am so glad that I was a part of an event that raised $17,000! Congratulations to the wonderful team who put this event on and a special thanks goes to Paul Montana (St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry), Andrea (Crop Walk organizer), and Dwight. Your hard work has really helped our community and has impacted world hunger on a whole.

Check out the article from seacoastonline:

Crop Walk raises $17K

The Exeter Area Interfaith Crop Walk was Oct. 26 with more than 200 walkers demonstrating community compassion. Through this event, participants walked and raised almost $17,000 to support the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service, both locally and around the world.
In 2008, local food pantries will receive around $4,000 to aid fellow area residents in need, and some $13,000 will make possible the global work of Church World Service. Local agencies benefiting from the Crop Walk include Exeter Congregational Church Food Pantry, Feed My Lambs, Newfields Congregational Church Food Pantry, Pilgrim UCC of Brentwood, Kingston Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Area churches participating include the Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter Congregational Church, Exeter United Methodist Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, Greenland UCC, Kensington Congregational Church, Newfields Community Church, North Hampton UCC, Pilgrim UCC Brentwood-Kingston, North Hampton UCC, St. Michael's Catholic Church, and the Stratham Community Church.

Students from Exeter High School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Sanborn Regional High School and the North Hampton Junior Girl Scout Troop 675 also participated.

Miss Greater Plaistow October 18, 2008

Right after the Mount Washington Cruise I went over to see Miss Greater Plaistow! This is a brand new local for the Miss NH Scholarship Program, congratulations to Krystal Miller on her first crown! Also, I congratulate Shanna Pinet and Jess Plante for putting on a wonderful show.

I was very excited that they took the time to ask each of the local title holders what we do for our platforms. I love the opportunity to talk about my platform. I volunteer at least 4 hours every week for my platform. Thank you for taking the time to ask us what we do in the community!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mount Washington Cruise October 18, 2008

The Mount Washington Cruise was a blast! I was able to drive the ship and also went below to see the engine and meet the crew. By October the weather is getting chilly and the ship stops sailing towards the end of October. The crew said they work on the ship all winter making repairs and keeping the ship in shape!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Miss Monadnock Region October 12, 2008

Congratulations to the new Miss Monadnock Region Samantha Massahos. Welcome to Miss New Hampshire! This was the first Miss Monadnock Region program ever, Mrs. Barker did a wonderful job with the show.


Miss University and Miss Strafford County October 3,2008

Congratulations to Kristen Ruggieri the new Miss University and Jennifer Clements the new Miss Strafford County. The first title I had ever held was Miss University. Above I am being interviewed by Mark Erickson from the Morning Waking Crew on WOKQ (The best country radio station ever) Mark Erickson has hosted Miss University for four years now. WOKQ is a huge supporter of the Miss New Hampshire Program. I have been featured on their station twice with Sam Adams on the Reporters File. I was able to have 30 minutes of air time both shows! It was such a great experience.

The Great American Dine Out at the Inn At Danbury September 27-28, 2008

The Great American Dine out is part of my platform and is a new event of Share Our Strength. The Great American Dine Out rallies the nation’s restaurant industry and millions of consumers to dine out for one week to raise critical funds to help end childhood hunger.

My director Wayne and his wife Debbie are shown below.

I was able to talk with customers while serving water to thank them for helping the fight to end childhood hunger in America. The great thing about the Dine Out program is that the customer gets to enjoy a great meal while helping contribute to Share Our Strength which helps provide food to children where they live, learn, and play.

I was invited to help host the Great American Dine out at the Inn At Danbury! I am standing here with the owners. They have been collecting non perishable food items to donate to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

My First Appearance- Miss Deerfield Fair September 26, 2008

Congratulations to Chantel McCabe the new Miss Deerfield Fair 2008! We both had a wonderful time at Miss New Hampshire last year, she is the former Miss Seacoast and I am the former Miss Kingston. We were crowned on the same night last year. I am delighted to compete with Chantel again. She has two wonderful directors Candace and Lea Glickman. They are both very helpful and I know Chantel will have a great year with them. Best of luck!

And the new Miss Lakes Region is...Alicia Rossman! September 6, 2008

Erika Leighman Miss Lakes Region 2007 crowned Alicia Rossman as the new Miss Lakes Region 2008 on September 6, 2008!
Hello Everyone! I just got back from studying abroad in Italy and what a way to start my senior year and my time back in America! I am so proud to represent the Lakes Region and to have Wayne and Debbie by my side to help me prepare to be the next Miss New Hampshire.
Thank you to my friends who have supported my quest to become Miss New Hampshire! My friends from the left: Lauren, Whitney, Mel, Jill, and Garrett. They are my suite mates at school. I also want to thank my best friend Thais who couldn't make it because she had to work (she is one of the hardest workers I know). She was there in my heart and I am happy to have such wonderful friends.
Thank you to my Mom and Dad for always supporting me as well! I could not have come as far as I have with out you.
This is my 4th local title and I can't wait to compete for Miss New Hampshire April 30th-May 2nd 2009.
School: University of New Hampshire, Durham
Major: Nutritional Sciences
Platform: Share Our Strength: It Takes More Than Food to Fight Hunger
Talent: Vocal
Age: 22
Occupation: Whole Grains Council Intern, UNH Transit Driver