Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Bright and early Wednesday morning I went to the Breakfast of Champions at the Bristol Clarion Hotel. It was a wonderful celebration breakfast for the Bristol athelets, acknowledging the coaches, team captains, and senior athletes at St. Paul's High School, Bristol Central High School, and Bristol Eastern High School. After singing the National Anthem, Linda and I enjoyed a nice breakfast. Congratulations to Joann Galati who recieved the 2009 Ralph Papazian Leadership Award! Andy Baylock, the UCONN coach for football and baseball, was the Key Note Speaker, inspiring the crowd with his knowledge and experience in the world of sports. Thank you to Michael Nicastro and Linda DiMatteo for having me!
Thanksgiving morning Sarah, Brianna, Meredith, and I went to the Bristol Central vs. Bristol Eastern Thanksgiving football game. We were in the parade with the marching bands from both schools, and all the titleholders in Bristol. It was great to see the community gather at such an event to celebrate family. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
That night, we all attended the Miss Hartford County/Rocky Hill pageant. Alex Puglisi, Ashley Reid, Allison Boilard, and Marisa Barnard gave beautiful farewells and definitly represented their titles with grace! The pageant was Micheal Jackson themed, and emceed by Nakiya Troth, Ashley Abate, and Stacy Potter. The competition was great...I was impressed with the talents of all the contestants. I especially enjoyed cheering on the girls who competed in Miss Bristol with me. They all did a great job and i wholeheartedly encourage them to keep competing. At the end of the night, everyone deserved a crown for a job well done! Congratulations to Kate Ottavio, Miss Rocky Hill 2010, and Brittany Decker, Miss Hartford County 2010! I'm so excited that we'll be going to Miss Connecticut together...I can't wait to get to know you both better during the year! Also, congratulations to Andreanna Buccheri, Rocky Hill's Outstanding Teen 2010, and Haylee Rochler, Miss Hartford County's Oustanding Teen 2010!
Sunday morning, I joined Miss Mum at Stop and Shop on Pine Street to help with her Turkey Drive. People were so generous and readily offered their support to this activity. After two hours, there were two shopping carts full of turkeys, and serveral more carts filled with other Thanksgiving foods! These donations will certainly brighten the Thanksgiving of Bristol citizens in need...a job well done, Jessica! Thank you to all the Bristol titleholders for coming out and helping our community!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I wasn't able to attend the Miss Southington pageant, but congratulations to Miss Southington 2010 Ashley Hayden, Miss Southington's Outstanding Teen 2010 Logan West, and Miss Plantsville's Outstanding Teen Caitlyn Flynn. I can't wait to get to know you all during the year!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Next we went to the New England Carousel Museum's annual Halloween Party. I stood by the front enterance, greeting the guests and handing out bags for their prizes, as well as their contestant numbers for the costume contest. Inside, there were tons of games, activities, and of course food for the kids. I got to be one of the three judges for the costume contest...it was extremely difficult! I was very impressed with the creativity of all the costumes. Though we gave out awards for the top costumes, every child went home with a prize. I had a lot of fun spending time with the kids. I'd like to extend a special thanks to Brittany Decker for letting me borrow her pink gown for my costume, everyone loved it!
On Sunday, we had the rehersal for the Little Miss/Preteen Miss Bristol Pageant (which is going to be next Saturday at 1 pm and Bristol Central High School). All of the girls were charming and adorable. So many of them gave me baggies with pop tabs in them...one girl even gave me a container with over 3,500 tabs in it! I'm so thankful to the people who are helping me out with this project...I can't wait to deliver the collection in December. One tab may be small, but they definitly add up!