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I am excited to announce that I am participating as a delegate for the Mrs. Idaho America pageant as Mrs. Snake River. Today I ask that you help my dream come true in becoming the next Mrs. Idaho, 2016.
When asked the simple question, "Why" am I participating, the answer is quite simple. Not only do I have the passion to inspire others, but I believe that the Mrs. Idaho America Pageant can help me gain higher self-esteem and help give me that boost to step out of my comfort zone. I am a 26 year old devoted stay at home wife, mother, and student. I have been happily married to my amazing husband Kenneth Harmon and together we have three beautiful children, Kailey, Nicholas, and Kayden. I graduated in 2014 from Everest University Online with an Associate's Degree in the Science of Criminal Justice, earning many awards such as: Honor roll, Dean's list, and Presidents list. Now I am currently enrolled at Ashford University obtaining my Bachelors Degree in the Arts of Applied Behavioral Science. After receiving my Bachelors Degree I plan on starting a career as a Behavioral Analysis for children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities or furthering my education and obtaining the necessary certifications to become a mental health counselor.
Another reason that I am competing in the Mrs. Idaho America Pageant is to have the chance to reach out to children, teens, and adults in order to help teach them about depression and other mental health illnesses as well as educate them on conditions and letting people know that it is okay to reach out or speak up for help. According to (SpanIdaho, 2013), "Idaho is consistently among the states with the highest suicide rates. Including In 2010 (the most recent year available) Idaho had the 6th highest suicide rate, 49% higher than the national average." With this being said, it is extremely important to me to educate Idahoans on the signs and symptoms of depression and other mental health illnesses and challenge them to SPEAK UP and seek the help they deserve.
As my journey as Mrs. Snake River begins I look forward to making public appearances, charity events, volunteer activities, and speaking engagements about my platform on depression and suicide prevention.
I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful organization and I am hoping to do all that I can do to not only become the next Mrs. Idaho but to create ever-lasting friendships with amazing people.
I am reaching out to family, friends, and businesses to help reach my goal and to follow me throughout this wonderful journey. Sponsorships can be in ANY amount, please remember that EVERY little bit helps.
The funding for sponsoring me goes into the Mrs. Idaho America Pageant funding, this office is in Boise and is where my directors work hard on putting together the pageant dates, times, recruiting, finding state sponsors, answer any questions, etc. As a delegate for the Mrs. Idaho America Pageant each individual is required to pay a non- refundable $50 application fee, where an individual’s fills out an application and sends in a photo along with their $50 into the Mrs. Idaho America directors and are then told if you have been chosen to represent the great state of Idaho or not. I have already submitted my application and non-refundable $50 and have been accepted to represent Idaho at the pageant in October 2015.
Next, contestants are required to pay a pageant entry fee of $500 and also must pay for an advertisement page in the beautiful pageant program book that can range from $250 and up; this depends on how many ad pages a contestant wants, however they are required to at least have one, whether the contestant wants there page to be in color or black and white, and what is put onto the advertisement page. My personal plan is to have a two page spread in the pageant program book with a picture of myself, my state title, and all of my sponsorships names and/or logos advertized onto the page. These advertisement pages are very professional and beautiful.
If you are a BUSINESS offering a donation of $25 - $100 you will have your company name included on my advertising page and you will also be thanked on my personal Social Media page.
Businesses offering $100 or more of support will have their company name and/or logo represented on my advertising page as well as having your business thanked at least ONCE a month leading up to the pageant on my personal Social Media page.
With this, it is possible that this can be considered a tax write-off as a business expense. If you are a business PLEASE make sure and contact me via e-mail at Kisses2jodey@gmail.com.
I want to thank you all for taking the time out of your day to read this and for your consideration of this request. Without you this opportunity would not be possible.
If you have any questions regarding this, or would like to discuss sponsorship through goods and services for either me or my Facebook auction page, found at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Auctionformrssnakeriver/ (Please feel free to copy and paste this in your web browser and "join" the group.) please contact me via e-mail at Kisses2jodey@gmail.com.
Thank you all for your love and support,
Jodey Harmon/Mrs. Snake River