Excelsior, Minnesota (PressExposure) April 18, 2009 -- The City of Excelsior will have a new Mrs. Excelsior representing it in the 2010 Mrs. Minnesota International Pageant.. Susie Overvold will receive her crown and banner at a crowning ceremony at Maynard's on May 8th at 10:30am.
Former Mrs. Excelsior Natalie Hagemo will be passing the crown to Overvold along with Excelsior Mayor Nick Ruehl who will present her banner.
"Susie Overvold will be a great representative for Excelsior at next years 2010 Mrs. Minnesota pageant. She shares my passion for Excelsior and is eager to be of service to her community", says Hagemo.
The Mrs. International Pageant showcases the many accomplishments of Minnesota's married women. Heavy emphasis is put on a participant's platform, which is a cause she works on and promotes during her year as a titleholder.
Overvold is partnering with the National non-profit organization D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R.E. organization was founded in 1983, and continues to work with law enforcement, educators and volunteers to give kids the skills they need to avoid not just drug abuse, but also involvement in gangs and violence.
"Part of what makes D.A.R.E. successful is the use of positive role models and educating our youth so that they become empowered to make correct choices." Says Overvold. "I couldn't be more proud to represent a city I love and to use my title to promote a cause that is very near and dear to my heart."
Overvold has first had experience with what drug abuse can do to a child. Her stepson has struggled with addiction and has recently undergone treatment which Overvold was key in facilitating. "Feeling the pain of watching my son deteriorate because of drugs is what drives me to do what I can within our community to prevent this from happening to another family".
The public is welcome to attend the crowning of our next Mrs. Excelsior on the patio at Maynard's restaurant on Friday May 8th at 10:30am. Mrs. Excelsior is available for speaking engagements to share her personal story, and also to share the solution and what we can do as a community to help our youth. Contact Susie Overvold at 612-819-0778.