Vying for title of Miss Sunnyside great experience

Running for Miss Sunnyside was a great experience and one that I will treasure. I can't thank my sponsors enough for all of the support and encouragement that they gave me.

I would especially like to thank my family and friends for their encouraging words and all of the love and support they have given me over the past several months. I would also like to thank Linda Farmer for being my driver in the parade and making it a memorable event. It was fun talking to you and having so many compliments on that awesome Stingray. And thanks to Sheilynne Tommila for doing my hair and make-up for all of the Miss Sunnyside events.

A special thanks to my sponsors: the Daily Sun News, Harold's Repair, Bob's Auto Clinic, Bieber Bros., Hairworks and Teresa Kollmar Photography. I couldn't have done it without you.

Congratulations to Antassia Hammond, Molly Dolan, Gabriela Castillo and Janelle Mendoza for making the 2007-08 court. Jesenia and Rebecca, you did an amazing job and deserved to be crowned, too. Remember that you are all great and are all royalty in my opinion. You are talented, beautiful and have hearts of gold, and although the experience is over, I hope we can still hang out.

Running for Miss Sunnyside made this summer a blast and showed me how wonderful our community truly is, and how many loved ones there are to support me and all of my friends. God has truly blessed my life with all of you. God bless you all!

/s/ Ashleigh Emery, 2007-08 Miss Sunnyside contestant


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