Friday, May 29, 2009

A Month from now Miss MD will be over!!

It's hard to believe that a month from now and Miss MD week will be over!
My Miss MD preparations are in full swing. Yesterday was filled with a visit to the seamstress and working on my dance. I am getting really excited. I have described it this way to a few people: it's too soon, but not soon enough! There is still a lot that needs to be done, but on the other hand I wish I was moving into the hotel tomorrow. Today's schedule consists of the gym, getting my hair trimmed and working on my dance later this evening. Of course, mixed in with everything are all my preparations for "Miss Washington County Zumbathon". I am more than excited about this event. I feel that it is going to be very successful with the help from everyone in the community. That day is not about me or the instructors, it is all about Children's Miracle Network! There are a lot of surprises in store, so I encourage everyone to come out. I am not going to give anything away on here! :-) Remember a $5 donation to have a marathon event of Zumba to benefit Children's Miracle Network--I truly don't know what gets better than that!

An update for those wondering: my Grandfather is doing much better! He is currently doing rehabilitation at Washington County Hospital. He is really enjoying the people there and the care he is receiving! He is truly a cat with 9 lives and we are so lucky that he was with the family when he had his stroke. It was a sign from God that he was meant to "be okay" in the long run!

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and continued support of myself and my family!
Remember, Audi (my little sister) is Miss Washington County's Outstanding Teen! Our family is so excited to have "real-life" sisters and "pageant" sisters all in one!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Today was a busy day getting things lined up for "Miss Washington County Zumbathon". I cannot believe it is 11 days away. For those of you who don't konw I am holding a marathon event of Zumba on Saturday, June 6th at Hager Hall (Clarion Hotel). It is from 10 am-2 pm. There will be different instructors from local fitness clubs taking turns leading the event. There will be a $5 donation at the door that will benefit Children's Miracle Network. I am sooo excited because not only are we raising money for CMN, but we are promoting my platform of Physical Fitness. There will be a fruit and smoothie bar at the event, along with vendors and door prizes. I hope everyone can come out for this great event!! We are still looking for sponsors so anyone that is interested, we would greatly appreciate any contribution.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all that have served and all that are still serving!!!

Yesterday wasn't a very eventful "pageant" day. I went to the baby shower for my future niece. It was a wonderful day with family and friends. I am very much looking forward to the birth of my new niece in about a month!

Last evening I was able to go to a Hagerstown Suns game. What is a better way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, then enjoying a hometown baseball game!? My nephew, Jacob, was standing by the fence getting "high-fives" from the players as they walked by. As number 10 approached, Jacob reached his hand out for the "high-five" and in return the player handed him his batting gloves and bat! Needless to say he was ecstatic!

I hope everyone enjoys their day with family and friends!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

29 Days till Miss Maryland Week Begins

Hello all! It is so hard to believe that I have less than a month before Miss Maryland Week begins. For a little background to those who don't know, this is my 5th year competing. I competed for 2 years as a teen and this will be my third year in the Miss competition. I am once again so proud to hold the title of Miss Washington County. I have lived here my entire life-born & raised! I wouldn't trade being able to represent this county for anything...

Today was the Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade. I was blessed to have a 2009 Ford Mustang to ride in, lent to me by Hagerstown Ford. It was about 90 degrees today, so needless to say it was quite warm sitting on the back of the car. I was able to have one of my princesses, Sara Farmer, ride with me today. I have been able to mentor her since my first year in the Miss pageant, which was in 2007. I have not only developed a great relationship with her, but with her entire family!

A small update on my life currently: I just finished my sophomore year at Shenandoah University. The nursing program is going very well and I love being able to work in the clinical setting! At this exact moment I am watching the Shenandoah University Baseball team play in the Division III World Series. I was not able to fly out to Appleton, Wisconsin to watch them play so I am left with my laptop & the online broadcast. Hey, it's better than nothing! I was able to travel to Salisbury, MD last week to see them play in the Regional Tournament.
On another note, my Grandfather has been hospitalized for the last 14 days. The day after I came home from SU, he had a stroke. We have to look at it positively, that he was with my family when it happened. He was in the right place at the right time. He began rehab today and we are very excited about this! He is starting to improve. Please keep him & my family in your prayers!
I am starting to get very excited about Miss Maryland. The gym visits have begun and will stay up through Miss MD week! Wardrobe selections are going well.

I look forward to keep you guys updated throughout the next 29 days!

Whitney Colombo
Miss Washington County

Miss Washington County at Sharpsburg Parade

Click Here for many photos and video clips of the parade!