This weekend I headed over to Albany for the 2013 Miss Rodeo Oregon Coronation. It turned out to be an excellent choice to wear my orange dress because it was Oregon Beavers versus Ducks themed. Not that I'm choosing an alliance in any way, shape, or form ;) Nicole looked absolutely stunning in her new dress, as did Shelby, the 2012 Miss Rodeo Oregon, as they mingled in the crowd. I helped sell raffle tickets with Jessie, the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo Queen, before we made our way to the buffet table. I again saw my friend Shalaina as well as every rodeo queen there to support Nicole in her endeavors, and I always remember how much rodeo is always based on friends and family.
Nicole's auction went off without a hitch, but somehow Katie, Jr. Miss Rodeo Oregon, and I were the ones designated to carry the heaviest object of the night to center stage. Luckily, some stronger gentlemen ran up to carry it back. We were then introduced by the NPRA Announcer of the Year, Scott Allen, as we were escorted up the aisle to witness Shelby officially crowning Nicole.
And at the end of the evening Nicole also hosted a dance, except she had teachers there to teach all the line dances. I learned how to do the horseshoe, and later that evening I learned a new definition to the can opener! Everyone had a lot of fun despite how hot it was in the building. Thank you Nicole for a fantastic evening, and I am so excited to see you around at rodeos!
2013 Miss NPRA