Monday, October 10, 2011

Books and bear and politicians...oh my!



Miss Iowa Princess Queen Tanae Thiravong has been up to quite a bit since capturing the crown in July. Check out how busy this tyke has been!!!

First, Tanae made an appearence at the Iowa Straw Poll and was able to meet state rep Tom Lathem and also met US Senator Chuck Grassley. She also toured the CSPAN bus and had her pics taken with staff.
Tanae Thiravong, Miss Iowa princess, National American Miss,  National American Miss winners,  a scam?, NAM, Breanne Maples,  helping hands, Hear of Iowa, ASAC, CSPAN, Senator Grassley
Tanae meets Senator Grassley

Tanae Thiravong, Miss Iowa princess, National American Miss,  National American Miss winners,  a scam?, NAM, Breanne Maples,  helping hands, Hear of Iowa, ASAC, CSPAN, Senator Grassley
Touring CSPAN
Later on that month, Tanae and her mom able to go up to Heart of Iowa to meet with mothers who suffer with addiction who are at residential long term treamtment and have the opprutunity to take their children with them instead of losing their children to the system. Tanae gave each child a bear and donated the books to their children's library. Tanae also took a disposible camera to leave after having her pic taken with each child....there were 45 children up there. She also met with the mothers and answered questions and was able to read her favorite book Green Eggs and Ham to the children....she had an awesome time, as it was such a humbling experience and the children were mesmerized and really enjoyed the book reading as well!!!
Spending quality time with ASAC was one of the highlights so far of being Miss Iowa Princess
Not to mention, Tanae traveled to Illinois as visiting royalty at the Miss Illinois pageant!

And, in her spare time, Tanae has also been volunteering at her local food and clothing outreach center the Helping Hands in her hometown of Albia Iowa where she hangs clothes, cleans, and sorts shoes for Disabled American Vetrens association.
Tanae Thiravong, Miss Iowa princess, National American Miss,  National American Miss winners,  a scam?, NAM, Breanne Maples,  helping hands, Hear of Iowa, ASAC, CSPAN, Senator Grassley With one of her favorite administrators at Helping Hands!

Now for someone who is under 4 feet tall, thats a lot of miles! Way to go TANAE - you are one rockin' NAM girl! PHEW!

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