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Vanessa Ternes: Miss Rodeo South Dakota newsletter

Vanessa Ternes
Miss Rodeo South Dakota

Hello! I hope this month’s update finds you well! I started out May with a special school visit at Badger Clark Elementary at Ellsworth Air Force Base. I was delighted to be Teagan Berdan’s “show and tell” where I was able to read to inquisitive students, explain the fun aspects of rodeo and answer questions. I had a wonderful time signing autographs and informing the students how important it is to have dreams and to work hard to achieve them. I really enjoy helping youth get excited about rodeo!

My next adventure took place on May 6 at the Belle Fourche Tri-State Expo. I had really been looking forward to this weekend because I had planned a kids fun day that featured the event “Be a king or queen for the day with Miss Rodeo South Dakota.” What a great opportunity to connect with the youth of my community! We had so much fun with the stick horse barrel racing competition, coloring pictures of cowboys and MRSD’s outfit, wearing the Landstrom’s Miss Rodeo America paper crowns, and enjoying milk and cookies as I read favorite western stories from my childhood. This year the backdrop for my event was the beautiful Miss Rodeo South Dakota horse trailer; I thought it would be a great opportunity to show off some of the generous sponsors I have, while adding a fun western flare. Thank you to Julie Leach, Misty Myer and Teresa Schanzenbach for helping to make that fun event a success!

On Saturday night, May 7, the Chutes for Charity benefit dinner was held at the Branding Iron Steak House. What a marvelous night, as people turned out to support a very deserving cause. We raised money with a fancy three-course meal, silent auction, and by selling our new and very fashionable Chutes for Charity T-shirts (a must-have for any rodeo enthusiast). At the start of the event, I welcomed the crowd and told them how proud I am to be part of this charity and why it is so imperative to give back to the people in need in our community. We then presented two deserving families with checks. Thank you to Kelly Bush, Deb Leverington, Gayleen Raber, and our new member, Jeryl Bean. I’m very honored to work with each of them for this great cause. Just a reminder – the 1st annual Chutes for Charity Chili Cook Off Competition will take place July 3 at Hermann Park in Belle Fourche, SD, in conjunction with the Texaco Country Showdown singing competition. There will be a limit of 22 teams and the entry deadline is soon. If you would like to enter your chili, please contact me at vjternes@gmail.com.

Another awesome opportunity that I had this month was to film a commercial for our Miss Rodeo South Dakota trailer sponsor, Carl’s Trailer Sales. I joined Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley, as we promoted the business and talked about the Black Hills Round Up and Rodeo. It was a memorable experience that I really enjoyed. Mike Bayne and KOTA News made it possible, thank you.

The cancelling of the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Rodeo the weekend of June 4 has everyone concerned for our rodeo families. Pray for our dear friends and citizens of Fort Pierre and Pierre as they battle the flood waters, and for the community of Joplin, MO, after the devastating tornado activity!

Hello! I hope this month’s update finds you well! I started out May with a special school visit at Badger Clark Elementary at Ellsworth Air Force Base. I was delighted to be Teagan Berdan’s “show and tell” where I was able to read to inquisitive students, explain the fun aspects of rodeo and answer questions. I had a wonderful time signing autographs and informing the students how important it is to have dreams and to work hard to achieve them. I really enjoy helping youth get excited about rodeo!

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My next adventure took place on May 6 at the Belle Fourche Tri-State Expo. I had really been looking forward to this weekend because I had planned a kids fun day that featured the event “Be a king or queen for the day with Miss Rodeo South Dakota.” What a great opportunity to connect with the youth of my community! We had so much fun with the stick horse barrel racing competition, coloring pictures of cowboys and MRSD’s outfit, wearing the Landstrom’s Miss Rodeo America paper crowns, and enjoying milk and cookies as I read favorite western stories from my childhood. This year the backdrop for my event was the beautiful Miss Rodeo South Dakota horse trailer; I thought it would be a great opportunity to show off some of the generous sponsors I have, while adding a fun western flare. Thank you to Julie Leach, Misty Myer and Teresa Schanzenbach for helping to make that fun event a success!

On Saturday night, May 7, the Chutes for Charity benefit dinner was held at the Branding Iron Steak House. What a marvelous night, as people turned out to support a very deserving cause. We raised money with a fancy three-course meal, silent auction, and by selling our new and very fashionable Chutes for Charity T-shirts (a must-have for any rodeo enthusiast). At the start of the event, I welcomed the crowd and told them how proud I am to be part of this charity and why it is so imperative to give back to the people in need in our community. We then presented two deserving families with checks. Thank you to Kelly Bush, Deb Leverington, Gayleen Raber, and our new member, Jeryl Bean. I’m very honored to work with each of them for this great cause. Just a reminder – the 1st annual Chutes for Charity Chili Cook Off Competition will take place July 3 at Hermann Park in Belle Fourche, SD, in conjunction with the Texaco Country Showdown singing competition. There will be a limit of 22 teams and the entry deadline is soon. If you would like to enter your chili, please contact me at vjternes@gmail.com.

Another awesome opportunity that I had this month was to film a commercial for our Miss Rodeo South Dakota trailer sponsor, Carl’s Trailer Sales. I joined Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley, as we promoted the business and talked about the Black Hills Round Up and Rodeo. It was a memorable experience that I really enjoyed. Mike Bayne and KOTA News made it possible, thank you.

The cancelling of the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Rodeo the weekend of June 4 has everyone concerned for our rodeo families. Pray for our dear friends and citizens of Fort Pierre and Pierre as they battle the flood waters, and for the community of Joplin, MO, after the devastating tornado activity!

Hello! I hope this month’s update finds you well! I started out May with a special school visit at Badger Clark Elementary at Ellsworth Air Force Base. I was delighted to be Teagan Berdan’s “show and tell” where I was able to read to inquisitive students, explain the fun aspects of rodeo and answer questions. I had a wonderful time signing autographs and informing the students how important it is to have dreams and to work hard to achieve them. I really enjoy helping youth get excited about rodeo!

My next adventure took place on May 6 at the Belle Fourche Tri-State Expo. I had really been looking forward to this weekend because I had planned a kids fun day that featured the event “Be a king or queen for the day with Miss Rodeo South Dakota.” What a great opportunity to connect with the youth of my community! We had so much fun with the stick horse barrel racing competition, coloring pictures of cowboys and MRSD’s outfit, wearing the Landstrom’s Miss Rodeo America paper crowns, and enjoying milk and cookies as I read favorite western stories from my childhood. This year the backdrop for my event was the beautiful Miss Rodeo South Dakota horse trailer; I thought it would be a great opportunity to show off some of the generous sponsors I have, while adding a fun western flare. Thank you to Julie Leach, Misty Myer and Teresa Schanzenbach for helping to make that fun event a success!

On Saturday night, May 7, the Chutes for Charity benefit dinner was held at the Branding Iron Steak House. What a marvelous night, as people turned out to support a very deserving cause. We raised money with a fancy three-course meal, silent auction, and by selling our new and very fashionable Chutes for Charity T-shirts (a must-have for any rodeo enthusiast). At the start of the event, I welcomed the crowd and told them how proud I am to be part of this charity and why it is so imperative to give back to the people in need in our community. We then presented two deserving families with checks. Thank you to Kelly Bush, Deb Leverington, Gayleen Raber, and our new member, Jeryl Bean. I’m very honored to work with each of them for this great cause. Just a reminder – the 1st annual Chutes for Charity Chili Cook Off Competition will take place July 3 at Hermann Park in Belle Fourche, SD, in conjunction with the Texaco Country Showdown singing competition. There will be a limit of 22 teams and the entry deadline is soon. If you would like to enter your chili, please contact me at vjternes@gmail.com.

Another awesome opportunity that I had this month was to film a commercial for our Miss Rodeo South Dakota trailer sponsor, Carl’s Trailer Sales. I joined Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley, as we promoted the business and talked about the Black Hills Round Up and Rodeo. It was a memorable experience that I really enjoyed. Mike Bayne and KOTA News made it possible, thank you.

The cancelling of the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Rodeo the weekend of June 4 has everyone concerned for our rodeo families. Pray for our dear friends and citizens of Fort Pierre and Pierre as they battle the flood waters, and for the community of Joplin, MO, after the devastating tornado activity!

Hello! I hope this month’s update finds you well! I started out May with a special school visit at Badger Clark Elementary at Ellsworth Air Force Base. I was delighted to be Teagan Berdan’s “show and tell” where I was able to read to inquisitive students, explain the fun aspects of rodeo and answer questions. I had a wonderful time signing autographs and informing the students how important it is to have dreams and to work hard to achieve them. I really enjoy helping youth get excited about rodeo!

My next adventure took place on May 6 at the Belle Fourche Tri-State Expo. I had really been looking forward to this weekend because I had planned a kids fun day that featured the event “Be a king or queen for the day with Miss Rodeo South Dakota.” What a great opportunity to connect with the youth of my community! We had so much fun with the stick horse barrel racing competition, coloring pictures of cowboys and MRSD’s outfit, wearing the Landstrom’s Miss Rodeo America paper crowns, and enjoying milk and cookies as I read favorite western stories from my childhood. This year the backdrop for my event was the beautiful Miss Rodeo South Dakota horse trailer; I thought it would be a great opportunity to show off some of the generous sponsors I have, while adding a fun western flare. Thank you to Julie Leach, Misty Myer and Teresa Schanzenbach for helping to make that fun event a success!

On Saturday night, May 7, the Chutes for Charity benefit dinner was held at the Branding Iron Steak House. What a marvelous night, as people turned out to support a very deserving cause. We raised money with a fancy three-course meal, silent auction, and by selling our new and very fashionable Chutes for Charity T-shirts (a must-have for any rodeo enthusiast). At the start of the event, I welcomed the crowd and told them how proud I am to be part of this charity and why it is so imperative to give back to the people in need in our community. We then presented two deserving families with checks. Thank you to Kelly Bush, Deb Leverington, Gayleen Raber, and our new member, Jeryl Bean. I’m very honored to work with each of them for this great cause. Just a reminder – the 1st annual Chutes for Charity Chili Cook Off Competition will take place July 3 at Hermann Park in Belle Fourche, SD, in conjunction with the Texaco Country Showdown singing competition. There will be a limit of 22 teams and the entry deadline is soon. If you would like to enter your chili, please contact me at vjternes@gmail.com.

Another awesome opportunity that I had this month was to film a commercial for our Miss Rodeo South Dakota trailer sponsor, Carl’s Trailer Sales. I joined Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley, as we promoted the business and talked about the Black Hills Round Up and Rodeo. It was a memorable experience that I really enjoyed. Mike Bayne and KOTA News made it possible, thank you.

The cancelling of the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Rodeo the weekend of June 4 has everyone concerned for our rodeo families. Pray for our dear friends and citizens of Fort Pierre and Pierre as they battle the flood waters, and for the community of Joplin, MO, after the devastating tornado activity!

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