Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Miss USA dates, Send-off Info and More!

Hey Everyone! Can you believe we are almost half way through March! I am shocked at how quickly time has gotten away from me. I am 7 1/2 weeks away from departing for Vegas and 9 1/2 weeks away from knowing who our next Miss USA will be! These are exciting times and there is a lot going on. Besides preparing for Miss USA and attending various appearances, I would like to invite you all to some of my events that I am involved with :) The one thing everyone can do to support me is vote ! :) That information will be in the Miss USA portion of this email near the bottom!

To warn you this is long, so skim if needed :)

Starting with this weekend, my good friend Chris has put together a Corn Husker Bean Bag Tournament. So if you have a mean bean bag toss than this is the event for you! It is this Saturday March 13th from 12pm-5pm in Winter Park inside of the Wing House Plaza Parking Lot located at 227 South Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792. It is $5 a person to compete and it is a double elimination challenge. I will be there signing autographs and taking pictures as well as assisting with the tournament. A portion of the proceeds will go toward my quest to become Miss USA :) There will also be a car wash in which those proceeds go directly to the Vietnam Brotherhood (which will then go to either the Central Florida Children's Home or the Veterans Nursing Home). If you are available, come on out and bring the family! There will be food, drinks, and a ton of fun!

Saturday March 20th Climb for the Cure in St. Augustine Fl. As many of you know, I am climbing all 30 lighthouse in Fl to raise awareness and funds for Susan G Komen. Last weekend, I along with 10 titleholders completed my 3d climb and collected over $550 at Ponce Inlet in Daytona Beach. On March 20th, I am traveling up to St Augustine for their 18th Annual Lighthouse Festival
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - On Saturday, March 20, join thousands at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s 18th Annual Lighthouse Festival for a celebration of community and maritime history. Admission to the tower, museum and grounds is free from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The maritime museum will be filled with children’s games and maritime crafts, pony rides, live entertainment, and refreshments. Please remember that for their safety, children need to be 44” tall in order to climb the tower, and an adult must accompany children under 12. As is part of the annual tradition, the Junior Service League of St. Augustine’s 5K Run/Walk will be held during Festival. The 5K Run begins at 4:30 p.m. and the Fun Run will begin shortly after. Both races will start and finish in front of the lawn of the Keepers’ house. The Lighthouse & Museum’s maritime festival will feature hands-on activities for children including the opportunity to buy, build and sail their own model boat. Radio Disney AM 600 and the Disney Fun Squad Cast, returns for the fifth consecutive year, and will broadcast live from 11 am – 1 pm; and local entertainers will perform throughout the day.

Last year over 4000 people were in attendance. If you can make it, come on by and help me climb for the cure. To date I have raised over $1700 and climbed three lighthouses. My goal is to reach $10,000 by the 30th lighthouse! Visit my website at to make a donation or to see where and when my next climb will be :) I will try to update it as often as possible!

The St Augustine Lighthouse address is below

81 Lighthouse AvenueSt Augustine, FL 32080-4650(904) 829-0745

I am very excited about my new partnership with Sonny's BBQ. We have come together for a common cause, Give Kids The World. Read below from their press release.

Sonny’s Franchise Company, the parent company of Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q (Sonny’s), is excited to announce charity nights to benefit Give Kids The World (GKTW), featuring Miss Florida USA 2010, Megan Clementi.

Megan Clementi and Sonny’s will host two charity nights, whereby a portion of the sales, between 5pm and 9pm will be donated to Give Kids the World. Dates and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, March 23rd Sonny’s at 310 S. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32825 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, March 29th Sonny’s at 7460 Dover Garden Lane, Oviedo, FL 32765 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

All sales whether it is dining in or to-go count toward Give Kids The World. Between these two nights I hope we can do a lot of good for GKTW. As many of you know I have been volunteering their since 1997 first with Keep Flippin and then on my own starting in 2004. Give Kids holds a special place in my heart.

For anyone who loves Sweet Tomatoes Restaurants, they are selling $2 bags of cookies the entire month of March in which 100% of the sale goes to GKTW. So if you prefer cookies to BBQ then that is another option for you.

My Central Florida Send-Off Party is April 2 from 7pm-11:30pm at the Bahia Shrine in Orlando Fl. We are going all out to make this a great event! With Miss USA just around the corner, we have decided to bring Miss USA to you! Therefore you will send me off to Vegas by assisting me with my on-stage question practice by filling out a question when you come through the door, see my evening wear (which very few have seen) and possibly witness the first Mr USA If you are not into that kind of stuff then there will be gambling tables for you to hint hint for all the boyfriends :) This is intended to be a fundraiser so there is a $10 cover at the door. The $10 entitles you to food (Sweet Tomatoes, plus other restaurants TBD), some 'Vegas money' to gamble, and a whole lot of fun. There will be a silent auction area where you will find Magic Memoriabilia, gift certificates to various restaurants, Limo services, jewelry, and much more. There is more information to come but you can count on this much for sure :) This is a family event so feel free to bring any kids. I plan to have some areas where titleholders will sit with kids while they color or play dress up so the parents can gamble and have fun :) Cash Bar Available

The Bahia Shrine is really easy to find. Exit Maitland Blvd exit 90 or 90B from I-4. Merge right onto Maitland Blvd. Left at Keller Rd, Rt on Pembrooke. It will be on the left hand side
2300 Pembrook DriveOrlando, FL 32810-2469(407) 660-8811
Please contact myself or Kim Antos at for more information.

My South Florida Send-Off Party will be Friday April 16th, the rest TBA. Contact Mary Lou or Grant Jr at for more information.

One more Lighthouse travel before Miss USA. The first ever Florida Lighthouse Challenge is coming to North Florida April 24th and 25th. This is very common up North, but the first time Florida is taking a crack at it. The state of Florida is challenging the community to climb the 4 lighthouses in the middle of the panhandle in a two day period. After each climb, you will receive a momento as a congratulations before traveling to the next lighthouse. I will be among the many who participate. Here is my schedule

Sat April 24th- St Marks from 11:30am-1pm, Crooked River from 2:15pm-3:45pm, St George from 4:30pm-5pm and then I am attending the Country Boil from 5:30pm-8pm
Sunday April 25th-Cape San Blas 10am-11am, Pensacola 3-4p

I will be climbing, signing autographs, taking pictures, and collecting donations for Susan G Komen. I do not make it to the Panhandle often, so this should be pretty neat.

And the moment we are all waiting for......................................
Miss USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Headshots are up and the vote has started. Please visit and vote for Florida! You will have to Log in to vote. It is very simple and you will not get any emails from MUO as long as you uncheck the little boxes. You can vote once a day per email address. So if you have more than one, which most of us do, use all the email addresses you can :)
TELECAST. The 2010 MISS USA Pageant will be held live at 4:00pm local time (7:00pm ET) at Planet Hollywood’s Theater of the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE. The arrival date for all contestants competing in the 2010 MISS USA Pageant is Monday, May 3, 2010. The departure day is Monday, May 17, 2010. When making flight arrangements, please book flights to and departing from McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PRESENTATION SHOW. The Presentation Show will be held at 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 12 at Planet Hollywood’s Theater of the Performing Arts.

HOST HOTEL. We are pleased to confirm the 2010 MISS USA Pageant Contestant Host Hotel and special discounts for you and your contestants’ friends and families attending the 2010 MISS USA Pageant in Las Vegas:

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The special friends and family rates are as follows:

$89.00 Sunday through Thursday

$149.00 Friday and Saturday

Currently you may make reservations on line by utilizing the link below or by going to

Or by calling directly 1-877-344-9474

The Group reference code for booking reservations is AMISUSA.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT. We are also pleased to announce that Enterprise Rent-a-Car is offering special discounted rates for Friends & Family attending the 2010 MISS USA Pageant. See the attached information for further details.

Well that is a lot of info.......I promise I am done! This is the most exciting time of my life and I am so glad all of you are able to experience it with me :) Talk soon!

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