Published On: Mon, Apr 8th, 2013

Miss Cherokee monthly report for March

By KARYL FRANKIEWICZ

MISS CHEROKEE 2012

 

Si-yo! I hope everyone enjoyed this Easter weekend. With spring coming in, it is hard to believe half of my reign is over. I highly recommend the ladies who are planning on running for Miss Cherokee to start preparing for the pageant. If you need any help don’t hesitate to ask me.

Miss Cherokee 2012 Karyl Frankiewicz (standing left), shown with Little Miss Cherokee 2012 Marcela Garcia (standing right), served elders trout and ramp dinners at the recent Rainbows and Ramps festival.  (Photo by Kristy M. Herron/Special to the One Feather)

Miss Cherokee 2012 Karyl Frankiewicz (standing left), shown with Little Miss Cherokee 2012 Marcela Garcia (standing right), served elders trout and ramp dinners at the recent Rainbows and Ramps festival. (Photo by Kristy M. Herron/Special to the One Feather)

The first of this month I started off by attending the Dr. Seuss reading at the Qualla Public Library with Little Miss Cherokee Marcela Garcia and Teen Miss Cherokee Bradley Welch. I read Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hatches an Egg”, “Yertle the Turtle”, and “The Butter Battle” to students from the Kituwah Academy and kindergarten through 2nd grade.

On March 14, I had the privilege to attend the dedication and memorial to Betty Dupree at the Qualla Arts and Crafts Co-Op. She has been a great asset to the business as well as artists of the trade by sending out craftwork all around the world.

On March 21, I took part in the military ball at Cherokee High School. I was recognized as the Regimental Commander during my high school senior year. I also presented the King and Queen of the ball, Paul Badillo and Sabrina Wooten.

On March 23-24, I went to the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel to be a part of the grand opening.   On March 23, I met the dignitaries and John Reepe who is a comedian from Hickory. The next day, I said the blessing at the Lady’s Breakfast and met Geralyn Lucas. She is a reporter from 20/20 who wrote “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy”.

On March 26, I traveled to the Ginger Lynn Complex to meet and greet Beverly Elliot to open Mark Meadows congressional office here on the Qualla Boundary.

Miss Cherokee 2012 Karyl Frankiewicz (seated center) visited the Wolfetown Community on March 29 to hand out Easter treats to the children.  (Photo courtesy of Karyl Frankiewicz)

Miss Cherokee 2012 Karyl Frankiewicz (seated center) visited the Wolfetown Community on March 29 to hand out Easter treats to the children. (Photo courtesy of Karyl Frankiewicz)

For Easter, I went to the Wolfetown Community building on March 29 to hand out snacks and treats to children. We had a big turn out and were glad to see children get into the spirit of the holiday.

On Saturday, March 30, I was blessed to serve the elders and other EBCI members at the Rainbow & Ramps festival. I helped serve breakfast and lunch with the Cherokee Youth Council, Little Miss Cherokee Marcela Garcia, Junior Miss Cherokee Aliyah Bigmeat, and Teen Miss Cherokee Bradley Welch. We also helped perform our traditional dances with the Warriors of AniKituwah.

Thank you Qualla library for allowing me to read to the children for the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Thank you Dawn Arneach for letting me attend the dedication for Betty Dupree at the Co-Op. Cherokee High School JROTC, thank you for letting me crown the king and queen. Thank you to Joni Roth and Marsha Hicks for inviting me to the Ladies Breakfast where I met some wonderful women. I am most grateful to Warren Dupree for introducing me to Beverly Elliot and allowing me take part in the first-ever congressional office opening here on the Boundary. Thank you Wolfetown Community chairman Dwayne “Tuff” Jackson for letting me greet the families and hand out treats to the kids.

If there are any events you would like to invite me to attend, ask my Royalty Board. You can contact Jean Bushyhead on her cell 736-4022 or hbbradjean@gmail.com.  Sgi.

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