On Sunday, January 22nd – Damácia volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Hot Chocolate 5K/15K Run starting at 6:00am. There were over 20,000 participants.
These are some of the photos of the 2016 South Carolina Queens. We were able to get together and make a variety of different cookies in Greenville, SC for 25 guests at the house Ronald McDonald House. I had a lot of fun organizing this and everyone had such a fun time.
Jia Patel (Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen) spent the past year proudly
fundraising with her family. She helped raise over $20,000 to build a
clean water well in her grandfather’s birth village in India. They also
used these funds to build a drinking water facility for the animals in
this very hot and dry farming village.
Jia was very grateful to have been able to take her South Carolina NAM
title to India this past December 2016 to see her fundraising efforts in
person. Jia plans to continue to promote awareness about the need for
people worldwide to have access to clean safe water.
Damácia had a meeting with the Mayor of Union City, GA Mayor Vince Williams.
Damácia established a community partnership with Publix Supermarket. They donated Publix shopping bags for Damácia to use for school supplies she was donating from the State Pageant.
Damácia packing and donating school supplies to the parent liaison at Liberty Point Elementary School in Union City, GA and Thy Kingdom Has Come International Ministries Smyrna, GA.
The 2016 Miss Georgia State Queens had the opportunity to meet Georgia State Governor Nathan Deal.
Damácia collects books for “Books for Africa”.
The first 6 months, she collected over 5,000 books.
During her second book drive she collected over 5,000 books again.
“Service is the rent you pay in order to be here on this earth”
I had a phenomenal day serving my community alongside Hands on Atlanta with their back to school program.
We decorated bags and then filled them with the school supplies donated by the National American Miss Georgia contestants. We filled over 50 bags that will be donated to local elementary schools throughout Atlanta.
I was also honored to donate to the Stuff the Bus for United Way in Fulton county.
Miss Georgia Teen Imani Johnson speaks to students and parents at the 2016 Pastor’s Honor Roll Banquet.
Imani spoke on the topics of the importance of obtaining higher level education, believing in dreams, and never giving on your dreams.
Imani was also presented with the Pastor’s Honor Roll Award for her high academic marks.