Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mrs. SD at Cecil's Day

Mrs. South Dakota-America 2007 was a celebrity reader at the Sertoma Butterfly House during their Cecil Day celebration.

Reading "Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs".

Greeted by Cecil

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Meet Chance

You've seen Mrs. South Dakota at events supporting homeless pets. Well it was just a matter of time before she took one home.

Chance came to an area shelter (Second "Chance" Rescue Center) with the name Chansey and the cutest puppy eyes. It was those eyes and the desire to give a home to a homeless pet, that led us to add another Shih Tzu to our family. Chance (appropriate name for a rescued dog) is fitting right in the family and seems to know he's found his forever home. And Rufus (the light tan one) loves the company.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mrs. South Dakota Visits the VA Hospital

Mrs. South Dakota visits residents at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Mrs. SD Joins the Mall Walk

The Mall Walk is a fundraiser for Children's Care Hospital.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mrs. South Dakota at FunSki

Participation included judging the Snow Sculpture Contest and handing out awards to FunSki participants. This event support The Children's Inn.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Pose Your Pet with Santa

Mrs. SD took pictures for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society at their annual Pose Your Pet with Santa event.

Mrs. SD pictured with Santa and springer, who's up for adoption.

Breakfast with Santa

Mrs. SD helped kids with crafts at the Great Plain Zoo's annual "Breakfast with Santa." Other activities included visiting Santa, puppet shows and observing exotic animals.

Pictured is Mrs. SD with "Emily" at the craft table.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas at the Capitol

Mrs. South Dakota was kindly greeted on the "Christmas at the Capitol" tour to Pierre, South Dakota, by Prairie Coach Trailways.

The crew boarded at 6:15 a.m. Our first stop was the South Dakota State Historical Society.

The museum holds artifacts of SD's history, including the Medora-Deadwood stage-coach (pictured below) and full size tipi.

Mrs. SD 2007 and Mrs. SD 1971, Marcy Effertz (who was also on the tour).

Mrs. SD amongst the nearly 100 lighted trees in the Capitol.

Mrs. SD and the Red Hat Society visitors.
Mrs. Jean Rounds (Govenor's wife) and Mrs. SD.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Guest at the Alpha Center Banquet

Mrs. South Dakota was a guest at the Annual Alpha Center Banquet. Pictured is her presentation of the National Anthem.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Visit to Pediatrics

Mrs. South Dakota visits the Pediatrics Unit at Sanford Health.

Pictured is Jill with Princess Kayla. Kayla made a special request for Mrs. South Dakota to visit before her surgery (they had met once before). She is a brave little girl.

Jill with Princess Emily. Emily thought the crown was a little heavy, but didn't hesitate to put it on :)