News stories for listeners of the podcast "PageantCast."
Saturday, December 22, 2007
A New Look for a New Year
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Happy Holidays to all!
As 2007 comes to an end, we would like to extend our best wishes to you and your families for the happiest of Holiday Seasons. We would also like to express our wishes for a very happy, healthy and safe 2008.
Our Holiday Gift is our brand new American Queen Website. It has a beautiful new look, new features and we think you'll find that it is much more user-friendly. We still have some pages to add, including a photo gallery featuring past title holders, but we are excited to share this new look with you for the start of the new year. Please visit and let us know what you think at: www.AmericanQueenPageant.net ...we hope you like it as much as we do!
Wishing you all the best for this holiday season and many to come,
Connie, Garry, Alana, Dara and the Entire American Queen Staff and Family
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In our DASH Foundation segment this week, we are dedicating this space to the memory of Toby Turner. Toby was murdered by her husband, Keith following a brutally abusive marriage. A Memorial in Toby's honor is being held for her at 2:00 pm on January 12th, 2008 at Neighborhood Baptist Church in Ramona, California.
We would like to ask all of you who have Dash "Purple Ribbon Pins" to wear your ribbon upside-down on the date of Toby's Memorial. When someone points out to you that your ribbon is upside down, that is your opportunity to explain why. Tell them that your ribbon is upside down to represent "Victory over Violence" in honor of Toby. This will give you an opportunity to tell Toby's story. It is our hope that telling Toby's story will prevent future tragedies. To learn more about Toby's story, please do a "Google Search" with the key-words: Toby Turner Ramona CA. There are multiple media accounts with details regarding the case. We send our deepest sympathy and support to Toby's family, and specifically to her sister Leah.
Pageant Notes/In The News
Welcome to the Newest "Little American Queen"!
We are very happy to share this news with you: Our Colorado State Associate Director, Jennifer Shults-Nackerud and her husband Keith, welcomed their newborn daughter, Madalyn into the world just yesterday on 12/17.
Congratulations, Jennifer & Keith, and welcome to little Madalyn!
New Staff Member:
Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our American Queen Staff, Joyce Gaulin, Field Director. You can see Joyce's bio as well as the bio's of the rest of our staff and national title holders on our new website.
Joyce Gaulin, Field Director
Tune in to "AQP-TV"!
We're so happy to share this exciting news with you! We have launched a video clip series on "YouTube". It's called "AQP-TV" and it will be an on-going series with new episodes posted all the time.
Episodes 1 through 4 are up now. Just go to www.YouTube.com and put AQP-TV in the search window. The first episode (The 60's, Surf City) will come up automatically. To see the rest of the series, just click on "More from Crowning Achievements". Feel free to leave a comment, we love to see them! Kudos to Alana & Dara for the fantastic productions, and to all of the title holders for doing such a great job and for looking so fabulous! We'll be adding video clips all the time...and...we'll be announcing exciting contest details soon!
Visit our Myspace and Facebook pages! It's a great place to stay in touch with friends. Click on the logos above to go straight to our pages.
We are thrilled to announce that "Spare Soles" is an official sponsor of The American Queen Pageant! What a fabulous product! These are a perfect fit for the beauty queen in every woman! Read below to see exactly what we are so excited about... High heels. Women love them, women hate them.
Andrea Padilla, designer, is just like every other woman that wears heels. She doesn't want to sacrifice fashion for comfort; yet, she and her friends had enough of the agony that comes from wearing high heels too long. There had to be a solution from the prolonged wear of heels that causes discomfort. The idea for Spare Soles came about because Andrea attended wedding after wedding where she ended up kicking off her heels and dancing barefoot. There were too many trips to Las Vegas where she was dying from her heels and would walk barefoot through hotels and parking lots. Upon realizing there was nothing available to solve her problem, she invented a solution and came up with a unique, compact, hygienic and fashionable solution.
Spare Soles provides a solution to the modern woman that wants to wear her heels yet suffers in doing so. Spare Soles are so compact you can fit them in your purse or pocket and take them with you anywhere, anytime. Instead of being barefoot, or having that constant reminder that you're in excruciating footwear whether it be at a wedding, dance club, office, hotel or airport, you now have the choice to be comfortable. Slip on a pair of these truly portable flats. Then put your heels back on for those important moments when only your heels will suffice.
So kick up your heels and order your very own pair of Spare Soles (what a great Holiday Gift too!) of "Spare Soles", visit their website at: www.SpareSoles.com
Our Executive Producer's, Dara & Alana Iantuono, share beauty tips and secrets with all of our readers! If you have any questions or need any advice in this area, you can email them at: Info@americanqueenpageant.net. Just be sure to put the words BEAUTY TIPS in the subject line.
"TEA TREE OIL": This amazing product not only helps to prevent and combat blemishes, but keeps balanced moisture on the skin while neutralizing free radicals. We all know that free radicals cause wrinkles, so that's a great benefit! It continuously works to control shine and excess oil and impurities -- without over-drying the skin. Tea Tree is of great value as a preventative remedy to help the body fight off all kinds of infection. It's especially important if the body is already in a weakened condition brought on by either stress, illness or the use of antibiotics or other drugs which have lowered the body's natural resistance levels. Tea tree oil is available for around $14 in a most natural foods or whole foods stores. It's very potent, so must be diluted with water. Be sure to read the usage instructions thoroughly. You can also order skincare products with tea tree oil from many websites on line. You can add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo and conditioner or face wash.
In fact, it is so versatile, that we even use it on Simba when he has a little skin irritation...and it keeps him so soft and fluffy!
If you have any questions or need any advice in this area, you can email them at: Info@americanqueenpageant.net. Just be sure to put the words BEAUTY TIPS in the subject line.
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