Now that we’ve had some time to catch up on sleep and recover from yesterday, we have so many people to give our love to.
First, thank you to the South Bend Civic Theatre for hosting us yesterday. Having a gaggle of girls in a cloud of hairspray probably was not the way you wanted to spend your Sunday, but we thank you nonetheless!
To Ashley Troxel Professional Makeup Artist–thank you for making our contestants (and directors!) feel like Miss America. You are so amazing!
To Meagan Gilbert Photography –thank you for photographing the day and getting such incredible pictures of our girls. We are THRILLED to work with you this year!
To our judges and auditors–thank you for your time yesterday. We would not have been able to do this without you. Each and every one of you are absolutely incredible and we are so thankful for each of you!
To the always amazing Terry Iden–thank you for being you. You’ll never know how truly thankful we are for you and all you do. You impact so many and we love you so very much. Thank you for being the ever-wonderful you. You really are a ray of sunshine each time we see you.
To the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant directors, titleholders, and board members who took the time to spend the evening with us–we love all of you so much and we are so thankful to be a part of the Miss Indiana Family.
To our forever titleholders, Demie and Lily, –we love you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for being yourselves and for allowing us to share the last year with you both. We are so excited to watch your hear as Hoosier Heartland titleholders and cannot wait to cheer you on at state again!
To the Miss South Bend Organization—our dream team is complete because you’re in it. We are beyond excited for the year (and years) ahead moving forward as the Team Anchor Dream Team. Blessed does not even begin to describe how we feel taking this journey alongside your organization.
To all our competitors–thank you for spending your day with us. You are all beautiful, inside and out, and we wish you the best as you continue on your pageant journey. Never let anyone dull your sparkle.
And finally, to our newly crowned Miss Great Lakes, Madelyn, and Miss Great Lakes OT, AnnaBella Brown–you two are amazing. We are so amazed by your incredible talents, beautiful hearts, and your kind spirits. We are going to have an incredible year and cannot wait for the journey to Miss Indiana. Welcome to the family, sweet girls. We love you already!
If there’s anyone we forgot, we apologize! There are so many individuals who made this possible, and we are so appreciative of all you do. Our hearts are so full ❤
Rachel, Quinn, and the Great Lakes Team.