My name is Christina Day and I am representing Oregon City in the 2010 Mrs. Oregon International Pageant to be held on April 10, 2010 in Portland Oregon. I am excited to have the opportunity to represent my community in this prestigious pageant and I am currently seeking sponsors to support me in my quest to become Mrs. Oregon International 2010. The International Pageant system differs greatly from the other pageant systems. This is not simply another beauty pageant! To be chosen as a contestant in the International Pageant system, you need to have a platform that you believe in, as well as a business plan to accomplish your goals within your platform.

The purpose of the Mrs. Oregon International Pageant is to honor the accomplishments of women for their commitment to family, their professional accomplishments and for those who are making a positive difference in their communities. I am using the notoriety that comes with this title to bring to light the overwhelming need for more quality foster and adoptive homes. As both a foster and adoptive parent myself, this is an area very close to my heart. My passion is children! Given the means, I would love nothing more than to be able to take in each and every child that comes into foster care. Since my heart is larger than my home, my goal is to recruit as many good people as I can. To truly be a good foster parent, you need compassion, a really good sense of humor, and a willingness to welcome a child into not just your home, but your heart. A lot of these children have never known what it feels like to be loved or to be a part of a real family. Your support will enable me to get the word out there and to find as many hearts and homes for these children in need.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vote for Christina Day, Mrs. Oregon City International 2010

Okay everybody, the polls have opened up for the People's Choice award! Please go to www.ORpageants.com, click on Mrs. Contestants, and vote for me! 25% of all funds raised will go directly to my favorite charity, Doernbecker Children's Hospital. (Assuming that I win the People's Choice award!) The other 75% goes towards helping the newly crowned Mrs. Oregon pay her way to the Mrs. International pageant in Chicago.

Please vote for me! :)

Thank you all for your support!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mrs. Oregon City International, Christina Day is mentioned in the Knit a Square ezine!


On of our forum members, Cindy wrote to tell us:

"My daughter, Tina Day, has been named Mrs. Oregon City International 2010. The Mrs. International Pageants recognize women for their dedication to their families, their professional accomplishments and their community. Tina has always had a heart for children. She, her husband and family are a foster family and they have adopted 2 of their fostered children. You already know of her commitment to Knit-a-Square.

In April 2010 she will compete to represent the state of Oregon at the International level.

Cindy and her husband Dave sponsored an advertisement in the pageant program and donated it to KasCare which is wonderfully generous. We wish Tina everything of the best in her quest to be Mrs.Oregan International 2010.

(above taken from the KAS website)

How very nice to be mentioned in the Knit a Square monthly ezine! There are so many generous people involved with Knit a Square, that I am very honored to grace their pages.

For those of you who may not know about the Knit a Square organization, I will take this opportunity to tell you a bit about it and how I came across this wonderful charity.

My mother, Cindy, taught me how to knit about 25 years ago. I consider myself to be rather creative, and have amassed a rather large stash of everything from yarn to fabric to scrapbooking supplies. I guess you could call me a "collector". Nearly 10 years ago, I worked in the quilting industry, and we used to have a saying. You had to age your fabric before using it. Knowing that justified the quilters' impulse to buy more and more fabric. So, here I am, sitting at home one day, wondering what I can do with all of this stuff I have collected over the years. Both my mother and I were members of an online group called "Ravelry". (If you knit or crochet, you have to check this out!) I started searching their site for charities. As you know, children are my life! I stumbled across the Knit a Square group, and found out that they collect 8" squares either knit or crochet. Knit a Square has a group of volunteers that sew the squares together and distribute the finished blankets to AIDS orphans in Africa. What a wonderful way to use up all of the little scraps of yarn I had! Yeah! If you know me, you know that I am a bit competitive. My mother and I began knitting squares like crazy just trying to outdo each other. The Knit a Square group received more than 50,000 squares last year! This year, the goal is more than 100,000 squares! We can do it!

If any of you are interested, or would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to ask me. And please take a look at their website at knitasquare.com. You will get to see how all of the hard work has paid off. The smiles on the children's faces is priceless. To think that these children grow up with next to nothing, and in below freezing conditions, something as simple as a blanket to keep them warm is one thing that we can all help with!

This is one charity that I am very proud to be a part of.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mrs. Oregon City International, Christina Day at the Oregon Women in Timber Auction, Feb. 26, 2010

Attending the Oregon Women in Timber Auction. Held at the Eugene Hilton Feb. 26, 2010.

I had the pleasure of driving down to Eugene with Crystal Gregg, Miss Teen Lake Oswego International 2010. Crystal is such a sweetie! Many people throughout the evening asked if she was my daughter ... I would be happy to claim her! We had a blast! And, we got to model some beautiful jewelry!

I got to wear a Two Carat Channel Set Diamond Tennis Bracelet set in white gold.
I really did not want to take it off!

Above is Crystal Gregg, Miss Teen Lake Oswego International 2010.
Below are the photos of the jewelry Crystal got to wear.
A stunning Emerald Cut Amethyst and Diamond Ring set in heavy white gold.
Also, a hand designed, one of a kind, 18" Black Onyx and Sterling Necklace and Earring set.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mrs. Oregon City International, Christina Day is getting ready to attend the American Heart Association's HEART BALL!

Tonight is the HEART BALL for the American Heart Association. The fundraiser is being held at The Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. This is a black tie event. Sheilja Patel will also be volunteering, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to spend the evening with her. Hopefully I will come home with some great photos to post.

Here is a wonderful photo of Sheilja, Miss Teen Oregon International 2009, and myself, Mrs. Oregon City International 2010. We had a terrific time welcoming everyone to the Ball! I even met Brenda Braxton from Channel 8 News, and her family.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mrs. Oregon City International, Christina Day is mentioned in the Knit A Square ezine!

"Last year we thanked Ros Trulock for sewing all the felted squares, we have received, into blankets. She has done a wonderful job and for which we are very grateful. This is a photograph take some time ago of her sewing the beautiful squares sent by Cynthia and Tina last year and some of the blankets she has sewn. They look so warm and sturdy." (Taken from the Knit A Square ezine for Jan. 22, 2010)

Some of the squares I made are on the sewing in the left photo. Cynthia, also mentioned above, is my wonderful mother. Between the two of us, we have made enough squares to help keep quite a few children warm in South Africa. Knit A Square works with AIDS orphaned children in South Africa, their goal is to keep ALL of the orphaned children warm. Did you know that it gets down to below freezing in South Africa at night? Most of these children have to sleep outside! Please check out their link. Knitting is a hobby that I enjoy doing, and by making squares out of my leftover yarn is just a bonus for me. It makes more room on my shelves for new yarn!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mrs. Oregon City International, Christina Day meets with Suzy Bootz, Mrs. International 2006!

Pictured above: Kimberlee, Suzy Bootz, Tamara Wissbuam, Lesley Nardini

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Suzy Bootz, Mrs. International 2006! Suzy was a judge for the 2008 Mrs. International Pageant and helped Arma Fitzgerald win the title of Mrs. International 2009. Suzy is now the official coach for the International Pageants.

Our coaching session today truly helped me beyond any expectations I had. Suzy is such a wonderful woman, and she helped me so much! Not only did Suzy take the time to come from Texas for our Pageant Workshop yesterday, but she also stayed an extra day to offer some one on one coaching appointments.

Suzy, my heartfelt thanks to you for your help and understanding. Your truly are a blessed woman and it was such a pleasure to meet you!