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July 14, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters from Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jr. Miss contestant speaks in appreciation

Hi, it's Lena again. Once again, I wish to thank Chrissi Downhour and Styles Unlimited for sponsoring me again this year, doing my hair, and giving me encouragement for the Junior Miss Cass County pageant.

I would also like to thank Lynnsey Bell and her Little/Junior/Teen Miss and Cass County Queen Committee for all their hard work, and organizing great speakers for the workshops that taught us life lessons as we prepared for the pageant.

Another thanks from, I'm almost positive, from all the girls in my category to Robin Segraves, Lynnsey's mom. She's been here for us and has been a great example for us to follow in ways of kindness and giving. She's truly great.

Thank you, Jen, our 2012 JMCC, for being here for not only me, but all of us. She's helped me a lot this year and has set an amazing example for us. She's amazing, and I love her. Thanks to her mom, Alida, as well.

I want to express my insane amount amount of gratitude to my family, friends and my neighbors on Yorktown and Davis for helping me collect cans for those who need it. All the contestants collected over 11,000 cans for the project.

I had a great experience as well with going to the McKinney House and painting nails and singing to the elderly ladies. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy with satisfaction that I helped people.

Another "Thank you" to everyone that I may not have mentioned, and also, my Grammy, well I guess she's not "mine" per se anymore; considering half of the girls in the teen/junior categories call her grandma. But I want to thank her for toting me around, dealing with my crabby days, and buying me the things I needed. You're the best and deserve some recognition. I love you more than you'll ever know; more than the sands on the beaches and the stars in the sky.

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