To the Times of Ti:
Another year has passed and I am always impressed by how much support I receive from the community. I had another great year and hope to continue the pageant for years to come. Without these businesses and individuals support I would not be able to put this show on.
I would like to say thank you to: Ticonderoga Central School and Mr. McDonald, my parents and girls for a great year, my judges, my volunteers - Nancy Tyrell, Myuh Bezio and friend, Lisa Tyrell, Karla Hayes, Alyssa Tucker, Randy west Jr., Dan Cross, and Karissa Cook Photography. My donators - Walmart, The Wagon Wheel Restaurant, The Wind Chill Factory, and A Cut Above Hairstyles.
I would like to say thank you to these businesses who allowed the girls to raise money for the local Back Pack Program - feeding our local kids - Kiwanis. The girls raised a total of $1,174.51 that feeds seven children for the entire school year over the weekends and without these businesses we would not have been able to do this - Stewart’s, Rite - Aid, Walmart, and Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union.
The girls also returned bottles and half the money was donated to Mason Thompson a Kindergarten student who was diagnosed with cancer in September in the amount of $721.05. Please remember these two can still benefit from donations. The community for coming and watching the show - through admissions, basket raffles, food raffles, and bottles the pageant is supported.
I need the support of everyone to help keep this program going. I am very impressed that the show has been so successful and love doing this program to help teach our local girls about responsibility, respect, dedication, and leadership. This is not a beauty pageant but a pageant designed to help our local girls become local leaders. I hope to continue to have the communities support. The pageant begins in September and practices are every Saturday through December. The pageant is always the first Friday of December. There will be papers coming home in June to remind the girls about their talents and getting them going and papers in September about sign ups. Please keep your eye open for us on July 4th. I hope to see more girls in grades 3rd - 12th grade that attend Ticonderoga, Putnam, and St. Mary’s school sign up next year for our country theme. Thank you all again and have a great year.
Jamie Harrington, director