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QUEENS WEEKEND IN . . .

Queens Weekend in Texas:
July 16 - 18, 2004
RSVP by July 9th
For more information or to participate in the Queens Weekend in Texas contact Kendra Strickland at: cybersweetie7@hotmail.com

Volunteering - Shopping - Food - Fun - Purse Pals - Princess Project - Nursing Home
Hostess: Kendra Strickland, Miss American Rose 2003 - 04 & Golden Rose Ambassador

Queens Weekend in Texas Itinerary
Friday: 6:oopm ~ Visiting Queens arrive in Pampa, Texas
7:00 - 9:00 ~ Dinner and donations for Purse Pals
At Fridayís Dinner:
* Dinner at Texas Rose. This will be a welcoming dinner for the queens.
*Welcome visiting royalty
*Collection of donations for Purse Pals and the Princess Project.
*Brief description of duties for volunteering for the "Purse Pals"
*Queens Weekend in Texas gifts will be given to all 2004 participating queens at the welcome dinner
9:30 - 10:30 ~ Back at host homes. We will make cards to deliver to people in nursing homes.

Saturday:
7:45am ~ All queens have a light breakfast at the host families home.
8:00 - 12:00 ~ Everyone meet at The Super Playground to begin volunteering for the "Purse Pals"

During Purse Pals volunteering:
*Queens will take under privileged girls shopping for small items their parents might not be able to afford. The goal is to give each girl a purse full of princess items. (We need donations from you to do this.)
*Light breakfast will be provided
*Shopping where Queens and their pals will enjoy shopping in Pampa at stores including Bealls, Dunlaps and much more. We will take a snack break at the park and then take our Purse Pals home.
12:15 - 1:00 ~ Lake side lunch
1:30- 2:30~ Tour the museum in Pampa
3:45 - 5:45 ~ Visit patients at the Nursing Home
6:00 - 10:00~ Dinner at Gatis Pizza in Amarillo. We will play games and give awards for the photo contest and for most donations. Everyone will get a certificate for donations.

Sunday:
7:15 - 9:00 ~ Breakfast and Farewell to visiting Queens
9:30 ~ Queens Weekend In Texas ends!
This Weekendís Volunteer Projects: The Princess Project was founded in April 2002 by Marian and Elizabeth Weyer in honor of Elizabeth's title of Miss American Rose National Supreme Queen 2002. Since then, there have been Princess Parties-- or Parties-in-a-box--in seven states. Hostesses have honored girls and women with cancer, heart defects, cerebral palsy, severe injuries due to a car accident, parental drug abuse, and parental suicide. You don't have to be a title holder to hold a Princess Party but many of our Hostesses have been part of the Miss American Rose Family. It is our sincere belief that a crown is just a keepsake until a titleholder brings it to life by her service to others. With a Princess Party, you can spread the attitudes, as well as the magic, of a fairy-tale Princess to girls who have serious challenges to face every day of their lives. Storybook Princesses too, show courage and a strong belief in themselves when faced with obstacles. It is our FIRMLY ENTRENCHED belief that each person, especially a child, who goes to the work of preparing for a pageant is deserving of many chances for a usable title. The Princess Project gives girls facing challenges a little of the magic, the sparkle, the hope and self-confidence we feel when we put on a tiara. The greatest value comes from giving back to others. We hope you will choose a Princess Party as a way to give to others and we also hope you will participate in one of our fundraising Pageants.

Purse Pals: Purse Pals was founded by Kendra Strickland in April of 2004. This projectís goal is to take under privileged girls shopping to help them buy extra things they could otherwise not get. Anyone can contribute to this great project by starting a chapter in your community or simply donating items. We would like each girl we take on a shopping trip to have a special purse full of treasures that they will always remember. Everyone who donates to this project receives a personalized certificate. This project provides girls with a role model and friend. These girls need someone to have fun with and get away from the stress of their daily lives.

Visit Nursing Home Patients: We will make and deliver cards to patients at a nursing home. The cards need to be happy. Do not say get well soon or anything about their sickness!! These cards need to be very positive like... "Have a great day!" or "Smile and Be Happy!"

What to Bring:
*Your tiara and sash, Please wear these to all events this weekend!
*Your business cards and Pageant info to pass out through out the weekend
(always take some with you just in case someone asks you about your title)
*Items you are donating to Purse Pals and The Princess Project
*Your camera, there will be lots of photo ops so this is an important thing to have!
*Enough clothes for two days (nice casual clothes)
*One Hawaiian outfit for our Hawaiian themed Princess Party
*Two photos of yourself for the Queens Weekend In Texas Photo Contest (no glitz)
*Spending money for shopping and some meals

To cut down on the cost of this Queens Weekend In we will be staying with host families. Their will be two or three queens with each host family. This also helps you meet people in this area and helps you become close friends with your queen roommate. The host families will provide some of your meals. Please be courteous towards them, because they are doing this out of kindness.

Items to Donate: poster board
thank-you notes
construction & printer paper
designed printer paper
plastic or old tiaras
cute purses
plain colored wide width ribbon, not sheer
$5 Wal-mart gift cards
paint brushes
dress up jewelry
childrenís make up
nail polish
stickers
bubble gum and other candy
gift bags
girls dress up clothes
princess coloring and story books
white children t-shirts all sizes
crayons and markers
craft paints, all colors
Princess themed items fill the purses with

For more information or to participate in the Queens Weekend in Texas contact Kendra Strickland at: cybersweetie7@hotmail.com.