Powerful moment before taking the stage; Grandpa Jim was with us

January 11, 2013 0 Comments

Megan performs a lyrical dance to Journey’s “Faithfully” during Thursday night’s preliminary competition.

What a great performance by Megan last night. Her lyrical dance was beautiful and elegant. She danced to the song “Faithfully” by Journey.

One of the most touching moments of the evening was at the meet-and-greet after the pageant. Megan came out and had tears in her eyes. She said that before she went on stage she got on her knees and prayed and talked to our Grandpa Jim. Grandpa passed away in February of last year. Megan said that the feeling she had while on stage last night was like nothing she’s felt before. No doubt in my mind that Grandpa was with us last night.

Megan is in very good spirits. Now the wait until Saturday night. The pageant will kick off with a pre-show at 7 p.m. (central time). The actual pageant will begin at 8 p.m., and the top 15 will be announced shortly after the show begins.

The support from back home is pouring in. I’ve heard from many restaurants who are having “Miss America” parties on Saturday, offering specials and having TVs so that customers can watch the pageant. How awesome!

Fingers crossed for Saturday! Team Illinois!

- Mallory Ervin

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