WHAT’S UNDER THE CROWN?

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An Interview with Little, Junior, and Miss Silver Spurs

You’ve seen them at the Rodeo, donning spurs, sequins and smiles, but what else do the queens that represent the Silver Spurs do during their reign? We interviewed them to find out!

OWM: “First of all, what does a rodeo queen do?”

JMSS: “A rodeo queen is an ambassador to the sport of rodeo. She educates the public about the sport, the welfare of the livestock that perform, and represents her community.”

MSS: “What a lot of people don’t know is the community service we do.  We visit schools and attend fundraisers.  There is a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation that goes into every event we host or get invited to. Most importantly, we get to share our passion for rodeo, represent the Silver Spurs Riding Club and Rodeo, and encourage others to learn about our culture and attend our rodeo.”

LMSS: “A Rodeo queen is not just a pretty face, we are also cowgirls. We promote the sport of rodeo, always help when needed, and always have a smile while doing it!”

 

OWM: Judging by the many pictures and videos on the Miss Silver Spurs facebook page, you do a variety of events and appearances. What has been your favorite event so far?”

Madeline Munns, Miss Silver Spurs 2016

MSS: “I feel so blessed to carry the American Flag in the Silver Spurs Rodeo. It’s a unique experience to be holding such a beautiful flag in the middle of a circle of honorable war veterans on horses while the National Anthem is being played. That is one of my favorite opportunities because it reminds me of how lucky we are to live in such an incredible, free country, and it allows me to say thank you in a special way to all those who have fought for our country.”

JMSS: “My favorite appearance so far would be when I had the opportunity to go to Camp Thunderbird, along with some of the Osceola County firefighters, and visit with kids at the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp. I was able to get to know the kids personally, share with them about Rodeo, the western way of life, and my title.”

Junior Miss Silver Spurs-
Sarah Taylor

LMSS: “I love attending the Silver Spurs Rodeo, the Christmas parade, but my favorite event was modeling in the OWM Head 2 Toe Fashion Show.”

 

OWM: Wow! Sounds like you are busy girls and do great things in the community! What are some things you’ve learned this year?”

MSS: “I learned what a profound influence and inspiration I had the potential of being, so I’ve tried very hard to be a good role model.”

LMSS: “I learned how to do my own makeup… but always leave your eyebrow shaping for the professionals!”

JMSS: “I’ve learned to wear confidence like I wear my crown. If you’re confident in everything you do, you’re only setting yourself up for more success.”

 

The Miss Silver Spurs Pageant program, an Osceola County tradition since 1960, is open to all girls ages 9-11 (Little Miss) 12-14 (Jr. Miss) and 15-21 (Miss). Applications for the June 1, 2017 pageant must be postmarked by February 27th. For more information and to download the application, go to SilverSpursRodeo.com or