Teen 2018 Newsletter

Hello Southwest Family!

I cannot believe just how fast the year has flown! We’re already heading into the fall season, with the end of summer comes the school year! I will be returning to Coloma High School as a 10th grader also known as, a sophomore! I am looking forward to the upcoming school year to make new memories with my friends!

This summer has been quite busy attending and hosting many amazing events and parades, for example Lions Leo Camp, a Live Butterfly Release, Coloma Glad Peach Festival Parade, and much more! I have also been going around to Lions Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs and Exchange Clubs of Southwest Michigan speaking to them about my platform of Alzheimer’s Awareness.

In July I had the opportunity to organize and host a fundraiser. I chose to hold a motorcycle ride which featured a ride on your motorcycle, a bake sale, lunch, fundraiser bracelets that read “Alzheimer’s Awareness” and a silent auction. I held my event at ABC Truck Repair in Coloma. With this fundraiser I was able to raise over $1000., for the Alzheimer’s Association. In August I had the opportunity of volunteering and participating in A Walk to End Alzheimer's at which I was able to present the purple flower meaning, which is, I have lost someone to Alzheimer's. I hosted my own team and presented the Alzheimer's Association with a check for over $3000., that I had raised throughout my year of service.

I’m excited in the anticipation for the upcoming months participating in many more events.  And the opportunity to experience these with my sister queens. Being able to go out and raise awareness and dollars for the Alzheimer's Association with lots of memories to be made is a dream come true! I would appreciate it greatly if you would consider making a difference and joining me in the fight against Alzheimer’s. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please contact the Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program office at: 269-429-4999, or visit our website at www.misssouthwestmichigan.org.

Love Always,

Ashley Lynn Little
Miss Southwest Michigan Teen 2018