Our Illinois Royalty has spared NO time at all! Almost a week after being crowned, these girls were already getting to work, striving to make a difference in their homestate!
On Sat., September 10, the IL Queens spent the afternoon at Navy Pier in Chicago checking in 15-20 thousand runners for the annual Chicago Half Marathon. The girls and their moms took registration forms, checked ID's, gave out runner's packets with number bibs, shirts and a goodie bag. It was a busy afternoon that was non-stop, but the entire group had a ball getting to know one another while meeting people from all over the country!
The IL girls next event is on September 25 at The Alzheimer's "Walk to Remember" on the beautiful Riverwalk in Naperville. Each of the girls, along with family members, are working in advance to raise funds for the event so that research can be done to cure this tragic disease.
WOW!! What an AMAZING group of representatives the great state of Illinois has!!! Soo proud of these NAM girls!!!Above and Below, Cassidy Raasch( Miss Illinois Preteen), Natalie Swieca ( Miss Illinois), Valerie Stokes ( Miss Illinois Teen) take the lead on the check - in process!
A few of the girls taking a a quick break during a jam packed day!