Hi All-Miss Kuskokwim Kelsey Wallace has been doing an outstanding job representing the Yukon-Kuskokwim region at the Miss WEIO Pageant here in Fairbanks. The lady competitors from across the State have been working very hard and tonight is the big night.
The competition consists of Talent, a Personal Interview, an Impromptu Speech, and other judged events. In addition, the Ladies are up early and out in the community of Fairbanks and North Pole visiting sponsors, Seniors, Native Groups, and other events. It has been very challenging, but Kelsey has been doing great. She is traveling with her Mom, Sheila as her chaperone. Alfred and I are basically the support team offering assistance when possible, but to be honest– staying out of the way! 🙂
The Community of Bethel and our Region have been very supportive. Win or lose, I cannot express how humbling it is to have so many folks come and offer assistance. From the day that this all began on the 4th of July, people have been helping out and making this truly a event that is representative of the best of our region.
I am sure I am going to miss someone, but here is the start of the Thank-You list–Letha Chimegalria-Simon, Vernon Chimegalrea, Agnes McIntyre, Julia Street, John Street, Patrick Hopstead, Ana Hoffman, Mary Sattler, Theresa Moses, Chuna McIntyre, Pamyua, Donlin Creek, Bethel Native Corporation, and the WEIO organizers Mandy, Carmen, and Flora.
People have been offering best wishes from around the State and the Lower 48. This truly has been a world class event.
Coronation is this evening and we’ll keep you posted. The ladies have a full day of events today as well as the Golden Days Parade tomorrow.
Keep track of it all at www.ciugun.com.