WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2011
THE SYLVANIA HERALD
On Saturday, Dec. 18,the Miss Ohio organizationhosted “An Evening withMiss Ohio, Send-off to MissAmerica” party at HighlandMeadows Golf Club in Syl-vania, OH. The party’s guestof honor was Sylvania’s ownBecky Minger, Miss Ohio2010. A crowd of 175 guests
lled the club decorated in
its holiday best. The guestincluded family, friends andpageant friends from aroundthe state, including programdirectors and contestants.Many members of the MissOhio Board of Directors werein attendance, including Ste-ven Oliveri, executive direc-tor, Mark Schnitkey, boardpresident, Sue Swinehart,board secretary and the eventorganizer, and Ami Boley,board, special E]events. HollyCampbell-Bradley, M.O.S.PBoard and booking manager,was the Emcee for the eve-ning. Special featured guestsperformed familiar Christ-mas songs, including MarisaBuchheit, 3rd Runner-Up toMiss Ohio, Ellen Bryant 2ndRunner-Up, and 1st Runner-Up Shannon O’Neil.Mayor Craig Stough wel-comed everyone to Sylvaniaand proudly congratulated
Becky. Becky is the rst
woman from the area to beMiss Ohio since 1986. At aceremony earlier this summer,Mayor Stough proclaimedJuly 1, 2010 as “Becky MingerDay” with a Resolution fromthe City of Sylvania. Follow-ing Mayor Stough, the honor-able Tim Wagener, mayor of Maumee told the crowd thatBecky was their girl as well.Becky won the title of MissAll-American City, earningher a spot at the state pageant
in Manseld where she was
crowned Miss Ohio 2010.Mayor Wagener then read aResolution declaring Jan.15,2011 Becky Minger Day inthe City of Maumee, the sameday that Miss America 2011will be crowned.The evening was gener-ously sponsored in part bySylvania Orthodontics. Otherdignitaries included Ohiocongresswoman BarbaraSears, Sylvania City Council-woman Mary Westphal, andKevin Lent, president of theSylvania Chamber of Com-merce. Also attending wasDave White, Jr. representingDave White Chevrolet andthe White Family Cars, who
are Miss Ohio’s ofcial car
sponsor. Becky’s local direc-tors Eric and Linda Wagenerwere there to continue theirsupport for Becky. They arethe executive directors of Miss Maumee Valley, MissFallen Timbers and Miss All-American City. Becky hasheld each of those titles dur-
ing her ve year journey to
the Miss Ohio crown. Alsoin attendance was Becky andher family’s dear friend Mr.Jim Findlay.
The nale entertainment
was headlined by Roberta(Camp) Albert, Miss Ohio2007. She dedicated her sig-nature song “Blessed” toBecky, which was the songRoberta sang her year at MissAmerica. She then introducedBecky’s sister Leslie Minger,who shared a moving speechand performed Katy Perry’shit “Fireworks” in honor of her sister. Leslie was then
joined by Becky to sing a
duet and family favorite “Sis-ters”, from the movie “WhiteChristmas”. Concluding theevenings incredible music atcenter stage Becky then sangseveral beautiful Christmassongs, shared her favorite
story since assuming the job
of Miss Ohio, and concludedthe evening by singing “I’ll beHome for Christmas” in hon-or of our active duty military,their families and children.Becky Minger is a 2005graduate of Sylvania North-view, and a 2010 graduateof Bowling Green State Uni-versity. Becky was crownedMiss Ohio on June 19 and hastravelled over 20,000 mileswithin the state promotingher platform - “DiscoveringYou, Empowering You,” ayouth empowerment initia-tive focusing on four corepoints including developinga healthy self image, settinggoals, respecting yourself andothers and recognizing thesupport around you. In addi-tion, Becky has been work-ing with the Cincinnati-basedThank You Foundation whichwas started with the belief thatthe words “thank you” couldtranscend political, religiousand ideological differences.The foundation also seeks toprovide an opportunity for ev-ery citizen to express their ap-preciation for those that serve.As the national spokesmanand honorary board memberof the Thank You Foundation,Becky appreciates every op-portunity she has to serve ourtroops, active duty and retired,their families and especiallytheir children.Becky is now focused on
her nal preparations to com
-pete for the coveted crown of Miss America. Becky leaveson Jan. 3 with Miss America
activities ofcially beginning
on Jan. 6. The competitionbegins for Becky on Satur-day, Jan. 8, with her personalinterview. Then, there arethree consecutive nights of preliminary competition. The53 contestants (50 states, DC,Puerto Rico and The VirginIslands) are divided into threegroups and rotate throughthe four phases of onstagecompetition. Becky will com-pete in swimsuit and eveninggown on Tuesday, talent onWednesday and on-stagequestion on Thursday. On Fri-day, the Miss America Parademakes its return and the eve-ning concludes with a special90th Anniversary Celebrationwith 44 former Miss Ameri-cas participating in the fes-tivities. Finally, on Saturday,Jan. 15, viewers can tune into cheer their hometown girl.The show will be televisedlive from Planet Hollywoodin Las Vegas and airs at 8:00p.m. on ABC.
Sisters Becky and Leslie Minger entertain the 175guests at Highland Meadows who attended the MissAmerica 2011 send-off.
An evening withMiss Ohio, Becky Minger -A send-off to Miss America
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On the Scene
Sylvania’s own BeckyMinger, Miss Ohio, will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada representing all of Ohio at the Miss AmericaPageant in January, 2011.We are very proud of her,wish her our best alwaysand also wish her the best of good luck for this once in alifetime opportunity.A grand send-off tothe Miss America Pageantwas held by the MissOhio Scholarship Programon Saturday, Dec. 18, atHighland Meadows Golf Club here in Sylvania. Over 180 people attended fromall over Ohio, including pageant contestants, orga-nizers and supporters fromaround Ohio.The skills and talents of many of these delightfulyoung ladies were sharedwith the crowd through songsand good wishes. Councilmember Mary Westphal andI were privileged to attend,as were many Sylvaniaresidents, and welcome themany guests to our com-munity.I am told about 80Sylvania residents are plan-ning on traveling to LasVegas to support Becky asshe competes to be MissAmerica for 2011. Theevent will be broadcast onABC the night of Saturday,Jan. 15th.Becky, all of Sylvaniais proud of you. You have brought recognition andexcitement to Sylvania because of your accomplish-ments. We send with youour best wishes and goodluck. Have a great time inLas Vegas as you competeto bring the Miss Americacrown to Ohio.
Good luck, Becky!
On Saturday, Jan. 8,Sylvania will have a new
place for diners to enjoy
breakfast. Ski’s PolishAmerican Restaurant willbegin serving breakfaston Saturdays and Sun-days starting at 8:00 a.m.Ski’s is located at 5834Monroe Street in the old
Major Magic plaza.
In addition to serv-ing the typical Americanbreakfast fares, Ski’shas also included severaltraditional Polish stylebreakfasts on its menu.They include such uniqueand delicious food itemsas fruit-filled pierogi, po-tato pancakes, creamedeggs, Polish ham, kiszka,kielbasa and more.For the past four years,Ski’s has been known forserving generous portionsof home-cooked meals ina clean and friendly en-vironment. Gayle Spara-gowski, the owner of Ski’s said, “Many of ourcustomers asked us tostart serving breakfastin addition to our din-ners. We started workingon this breakfast menumonths ago and the foodis absolutely delicious.I really believe this willbecome a favorite break-fast stop for many in thearea.”To get people intro-duced to their breakfasthours, Ski’s is runninga “Buy 1 Breakfast, Get1 Free” special throughJan. 16.
Ski’s Restaurant begins serving weekend breakfast
The Sylvania SeniorCenter is launchinga new program calledSilver Scholars. Thisspeakers’ series willbegin in January on top-ics of general interest.The only prerequisitesare an inquiring mind,youthful attitude and adesire to continue thelearning process.The first programwill be Tuesday, Jan.11 from 1:30 to 2:30p.m. Featured speakerwill be Dave Chilton,Ph.D., president of theCivil War Roundtableof Greater Toledo. 2011marks the sesquicenten-nial of the Civil War andDr. Chilton’s topic willbe “The Civil War andits Impact on us Today.”Dr. Chilton is a retiredprofessor from BowlingGreen State University.Joe Moran, director of probation for the ToledoMunicipal Court, willgive the presentation onTuesday, Feb. 8 from1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Histopic will be “One Yearand Ten Days.” Moranserved in the Army inVietnam in 1968 andhe went back to visitVietnam and its peoplein August 2010.Please call SusanJennelle at SylvaniaSenior Center for moreinformation at 419-885-3913. Seminar isfree. Those interested inlunch at the center priorto these programs maymake reservations bycalling by noon prior tothe day of the program.A donation of $2.50 issuggested for anyone 60years and older; for thoseunder 60, a donation of $5.32 is suggested.
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