Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Throwing the First Pitch at Kansas City Royals Game

One of my first stops as Ms. United States was at a Kansas City Royals game in July 2011. I was thrilled to be invited to throw the first pitch this fall during the Royals' final series at Kauffman Stadium. As one of my favorite childhood pasttimes, I was so honored to step on the field and be a part of the action on September 13, 2011. I even threw a strike! Thanks to my friends and family for coming out to share the moment with me.

Watch the first pitch on Facebook!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ms. United States to Appear at 9-11 Remembrance Las Vegas Events

Meet Ms. United States Laura Eilers 2011 on Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Laura will appear on behalf of the United States organization in two events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the on the World Trade Center and other tragic events occurring in 2011.

This event will be integrated and timed with the events on the East Coast showing full UNITY with the West Coast.
  • The West Coast Heroes Parade and Ceremony will occur on September 11th in the heart of Historic Downtown Las Vegas on the 4th Street Parade Route.
  • This event will be simulcast with the events on the East Coast showing full UNITY with the West Coast. Events on the East Coast will be broadcast live on 4th street, with West Coast events broadcast live on TV.
  • Event will begin at 5:46am, the moment the first tower was hit on 9/11. It will begin in Unity with ceremonies on the East Coast with a moment of silence and ringing of the bells in New York City at Ground Zero.
  • This event will include exclusive entries of international First Responders, Military and Veteran’s agencies.
  • It will be integrated through multiple media outlets with the events occurring in NY, PA, and DC.
  • Celebrities, entertainers, athletes, survivors and families; with Grand Marshal, Lt. General Buck Bedard, Pentagon Survivor, will be on site as we connect personally to that historic event a decade ago and celebrate our Unity today.

Location Las Vegas Hilton
  • Attire Black Tie Optional
  • John Feal, President Feal Good Foundation 
  • Glenn Keith, Vice President Feal Good Foundation and Founder of True Blue NY 
  • Lt. General Buck Bedard, Pentagon Survivor 
  • Boyd Gaming 
  • Randy Black Commander, Nellis Support Team Survivors 
  • 911 Survivors, First Responders & Military

  • Al B. Sure 
  • CG Ryche 
  • Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Sports personality 
  • Laura Eilers, Ms. United States 2011 
  • Kareem Rush, Former LA Clipper  
  • Local Vegas Headliners 
  • Exclusive Performance by Surprise Guests

  • 911 Survivors Universal Solutions Fund 
  • Operation Home Front Wounded Warriors 
  • USO of Las Vegas 
  • Various Honor Guards 

VIP Gala Package includes
  • Meet and Greet with Celebrities (Including Photo Op)
  • Red Carpet and Cocktail Party
  • 1 ticket for the Gala, including entertainment!
Make your reservations online now
911 Remembrance Gala Event - Sept 11 @6pm

Friday, September 2, 2011

News Gazette: Pageant Winners To Lead Off Buena Vista Labor Day Parade

Original Article

Full Day Of Activities Planned In City, Rockbridge Baths

Beauty pageant winners, politicians, cloggers and musical performers will take center stage for Buena Vista’s 41st annual LaborFest, which takes place all day this Monday, Sept. 5.

Early morning political breakfasts and stump speeches at Glen Maury Park will usher in the fall political campaign season. The Labor Day parade will be led by Grand Marshal Miss USA Ashley Smith, along with Miss USA Teen Ashley Greenfield, Ms. USA Laura Ellers and Miss Junior Teen Virginia Shania Weaver.

In Rockbridge Baths, a Labor Day festival will be held at the firehouse. Festivities include a gigantic yard and craft sale starting at 8 a.m., a Little Miss and Mr. RBVFD Fire Chief Pageant from 9 to 11:30 a.m., live music and dancing beginning at noon, and a car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show from 1 to 3 p.m.

Musical performers in Rockbridge Baths include Dolly Fridley and Al Wimer at noon, Lonewolf from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and Larry Conner and Crossfire from 4 to 6 p.m.. The Thunder Valley Cloggers will perform at 3 p.m.
In Buena Vista, the Parry McCluer High School cross country team is sponsoring a 5K road race that begins at 8:30 a.m. at Camden Field.

Buena Vista’s Labor Day parade heads down Magnolia Avenue, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a car show at the park that starts at 10 a.m. An opening ceremony for Laborfest will be held at the park at approximately 11 a.m., to be followed by the traditional political speeches.

The Buena Vista Junior Woman’s Club will be holding its annual baby contest at the park at 12:30 p.m. Registration will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the park’s skating ring. Ages are from newborn to 36 months, and the entry fee is $5.

Among the happenings at the park will be an arts and crafts show and sale, amusement park rides by Buffalo Brothers, children’s pony rides and activities by Kid’s University.

Musical entertainment at the park begins at 2 p.m. with a performance by the local gospel group, Wonder. The Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers will perform at 3:30 p.m., and will be followed by the Rebels of Rhythm Cloggers. Fun-time activities are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., with musical headliner Casper beginning its concert at 5 p.m.
The day’s activities will conclude with a fireworks display, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.

The local Democratic Party will be holding its breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Parry McCluer High School. To order tickets, call Mary Whitten at 261-2974.

The local Republican Party will have its breakfast in the American Legion building at 8 a.m., with the doors opening at 7:15. Tickets can be ordered by calling Debbie Garrett at 261- 3940, or e-mailing her at debbie.

Buena Vista’s Labor Day celebration actually begins the day before, on Sunday at 7 p.m., with a vespers service gospel concert at the park featuring Glen Shelton.

This is part of the August 31, 2011 online edition of The News-Gazette.