On Sunday, August 21st, 2016 Miss Missouri Pre-Teen, Abbie Mueller, hosted a session of “Cookin’ Crowns.” This is a volunteer group she founded to gather fellow young women of all ages from around the state who also enjoy participating in pageants to prepare and serve meals for up to 60 people at local Ronald McDonald House facilities. The group, whose rotating membership has provided breakfasts and dinner for RMDH, also creates and leaves cards and letters of encouragement for the families and patients staying there. Once a member has participated, she gets to join the tradition of signing the Cookin’ Crowns sign that is proudly displayed at each session. Abbie plans on expanding Cookin’ Crowns’ reach to include military families and service members by working with her local Fisher House facility for the group’s next volunteer session. You can see Abbie’s social media posts regarding her activities this year at https://www.facebook.com/National-American-Miss-Missouri-Preteen-2016-Abbie-Mueller-1043620605731154/ and on Instagram at NAM_MO_PRETEEN_2016.