Monday, October 12, 2009

Miss Indiana

Courtni Hall, Miss Indiana USA, joined us for the Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. She volunteered her Saturday morning to sign autographs and stand (patiently) for photographs with folks twice her age (even thirty-somethings with thinning hair).

I didn't know what to expect when first contacting Courtni. I was put in contact with her through a friend of a friend (thanks again, Greg!). From the intial contact, she was polite, outgoing (without being overbearing) and interested in our event. The rap is that these girls are fake; turning on the charm when in front a the camera, but I didn't get that impression at all. She was geniune. She took interest in the guests and participated with a great big smile. When asked if the title of Miss Indiana USA meant she had one the Miss USA pageant, she polited said, 'No', explaining that Miss North Carolina had won and that she represented Indiana in the competition. There was no sense of boredom or tiredness in her answer. Courtni responded as if she was answering a pageant question; matter-of-factly and with a very positive tone.

Certainly a positive role model for girls from sea to shining sea.

Thank you, Courtni, for making our event that much better!

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