|Posted by Kristin Melton, Mrs. Illinois International 2009 on September 9, 2009 at 10:39 PM|
Saturday, September 5, 2009 marked the beginning of the Illinois International 2010 pageant. The contestants gathered for orientatiion at noon in the Wheaton, Illinois Holiday Inn. Introductions were made and an excited group of ladies got their contestant numbers, pageant gifts, and interview times.
At orientation with my friend and sister queen, Christine Boll and before interviews with our director -- the best state director in the International System -- Donna Beering, Mrs. Illinois International 2002!
Pictured below are the Mrs. contestants followiing orientation and a group photo before interviews began.
Mrs. Contestants: Terri Karch, Dena Porter, Jennifer Naida, Me, Holly Torbeck, Danielle Devito, and Kari Balck