by John Aldrich
We hope that all of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our own celebration took place a week ago today at the warehouse. This was the annual potluck dinner to honor all volunteers who helped make this another very successful year for the Program.
There was also some "unfinished business" that needed to be completed this night. At the rug show we were unable to have the crowning of our new Shi Yazhi princess because her family needed to be out of town. So, after dinner we were treated to the crowning ceremony.
Last year's princess, Emma Laughlin, has served beautifully in her role and was sad to give up her crown. But she was honored with a number of gifts for her service. Eileen Quintana who, along with Shirlee Sliversmith, directs the pageant, presented Emma with her gifts which included a sash belt which she can use when it's time for her Kinaalda.
Emma proudly passed the crown to Star.