National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen and Pre-Teen Queens, Cailee Calabrese and Alina Galvan called bingo for the residents at Wesley Pines.
National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen and Pre-Teen Queens, Cailee Calabrese and Alina Galvan called bingo for the residents at Wesley Pines. The residents enjoyed the girls so much they wanted them to come back again. The girls were also honored to be invited by the Wounded Warriors battalion on October 17th to meet with them and asked if Cailee would bring some DVDs to stock up their movie house. There are 600 wounded warriors currently at Fort Bragg and the commanding officers were very impressed with the projects that the girls do to support our troops. This is Cailee’s 3rd year for her Movies for Military and we are so pleased that the troops are benefiting from her project. Also, they are getting 600 goody bags ready along with cards to deliver to our brave men and women who fight for our freedom. During that time they will be doing an awards presentation for our soldiers.
Turkey Rama is McMinnville Oregon’s longest tradition, a time for not only the city to come together but a time to raise money for our cities organizations.
Turkey Rama is McMinnville, Oregon’s longest tradition, a time for not only the city to come together but a time to raise money for our citiy’s organizations. To go along with Turkey Rama, the McMinnville Downtown Association puts on The Biggest Turkey! A competition where a person can raise money for a local organization. This year there were three competitors, they each chose a organization to represent , they were to raise money at events put on by the MDA, and also on their own as well. They also competed in a lipsinging contest to win points toward the crown, which is televised. This year Brittany Thomas, assisted with the first event, the Trash N 2 Fashion, as a judge and award presenter. The weekend of Turkey Rama, she also called bingo, passed out prizes donated by all the local businesses in McMinnville, assisted with kids competitions like cupcake walk and a hula hoop contest, sold raffle tickets to raise money for the MDA, painted kids faces, started and emceed the Turkey Trot, judged the Lipsync Contest, and was even honored to crown this year’s Biggst Turkey! A title her grandma, and great uncle had at one time. Not only is Turkey Rama about giving back to the community but about helping our local organizations. This year we raised 28,000 dollars for The Willamete Cancer Foundation, Homeward Bound Pets, and The Henderson House. McMinniville is a small town with only 32,000 people, but are a tight community and everyone looks forward to this annual event. For Brittany, being able to be a part of the 50th anniversary was both an honor and a blessing!