Miss Czech Slovak US

$775 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 48 months
Hello all!

I am the Miss Czech-Slovak US Queen  for 2014-2015. This, for me, is the opportunity of a lifetime as I have a deep love for my Czech/Slovak culture and heritage and want to make my experience as a queen and ambassador the best it can be.

With my reign comes many expenses including travel, conference fees, time off work and the list goes on. The pageant was gracious enough to award a small start up fund and help with my expenses for my big trip to the motherland!!! However, to make my year the most it can be, I am asking for YOUR HELP! It is vital that I share the passion I have for my culture to educate the generations to come. It is crucial that I reach out to as many people as possible especially young girls interested in the pageant. I have made it my goal this year to increase youth involvement and # of participants in the pageant especially from areas that we know have Czech and Slovak populations but have been stagnant.  Please help me do my part in preserving the beautiful cultures in the melting pot of the United States by beginning with my own, the traditions and customs of the Czechs and Slovaks. No donation is too small. Děkuji vám všem.
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Tonight is my last night as your national queen! I just want to thank everyone once again who has supported me throughout this entire journey. Thank you to the Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant, my family, the wonderful people who donated to my gofundme account, and those who have given me personal donations or provided me services! This year has been such a great experience and I cannot thank you all enough for your generous contributions!
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Headed to the motherland in just a matter of hours! This is a dream come true! Thank you to all my supporters big and small who have brought me to the point! I will never forget this experience!
Smetala-Vltava
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It is finally here! A week from tomorrow I will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean as my brave ancestors did 150 years ago! They set out in search of opportunity, political justice, and finally a peaceful place they could call home. A land to whom they would remain loyal. A land they would love. Arriving in the midst of the Civil War and settling in a border state was not ideal for them. Needless to say, they embraced the new land, devoted themselves to the fields of Kansas, honored their duty as townspeople, and made the town of Marysville their own. They worked hard, built their community, pushed their children to be educated and didn't shy away from a little fun on the weekends with their family Polka band. They laid a new foundation in the unknown but always remembered the bohemian prairies they once walked. In a week, I will walk these prairies. I will know the beloved land that my ancestors had to leave. I will see the meadows they sang about and touch the waters they drank from. I will know a part me. Please support my journey in connecting the last piece of the puzzle. My journey to the homeland.
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I am just a little over 4 weeks out from making my big trip to CZ and SK. Please help support me as I will have to opportunity to visit my ancestral villages, walk the ancient streets of Prague, hike the High Tatras in Slovakia, visit little towns off the beaten path, immerse myself in the culture, even attend a folk festival! I will pass my crown just two weeks after I return. These are the final weeks! Please donate and share to support!
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$775 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 48 months
Created July 9, 2014
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CB
$50
Carrie Budd
37 months ago

Take lots of pictures

HV
$50
Helen Vik
37 months ago

This donation is from Czech Alaska Society. Enjoy your trip to Praha!

SA
$25
Shannah Allen
38 months ago

So proud of you!!! Be safe and have fun!

$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
CH
$50
Carolyn Hanes
41 months ago

Keep up the good work, sunshine! I am proud of you.

PR
$100
Pavel Rychetsky
41 months ago

Maintain your heritage and keep being beautiful, like the country of your babička.

$30
Anonymous
41 months ago
$50
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41 months ago
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