Monday, September 13, 2010

Milo Days!

September 11th was not only a solemn day of remembrance, but also a festive day of celebration in Carleton, Nebraska! It was their annual Milo Day festival, and the beautiful Saturday was filled with lots of fun for this small town and their neighbors. I had the opportunity to be a part of their Milo Day Queen pageant which included getting to meet all the contestants from surrounding towns, the Milo Princesses (whom I also got to ride in the parade with!), and the wonderful crowd that turned out from all over the area! It was a great time, and we all had so much fun together!

It's the towns and communities like Carleton that remind me why I loved growing up in Nebraska, why I love being from a small town, and why I just love being a Nebraskan. The people and the support is truly incredible, and town festivities feel like family reunions. If ever a person starts to believe that the country is going downhill, that there is not a soul left that truly cares, or that they are alone in the world, they need not look further than the small towns of Nebraska. To every Nebraskan that shows hospitality to strangers, generosity to the needy, and love to all... thank you! Thank you for making Nebraska such a beautiful place to learn, love, and live. I am so honored and humbled to be representing this state and the amazing people in it.

Proud to be Your Miss Nebraska,

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