Thank you for visiting our home on the web. I would love to tell you more about what AmeriFest stands for and how it came about. My journey as a director began 21 years ago in Eastern Kentucky, my birthplace. As a child I always loved the glam and sparkle of anything girly or fun. Pageants literally changed my life and my attitude, having been a terribly shy child. My first pageant I entered is so memorable to me because the obstacles I overcame. I couldn't even speak in front of a classroom, the thought of public speaking made me burst into tears, I was very quiet and shy, and had ZERO confidence. What pageants can do for a young lady or little guy is truly amazing - and that's where our tag line "motto" comes in. Talking with my community service director, Deanna Cox, one afternoon we wanted to tell the world that Festival pageants and our pageant families are..... well 'MORE THAN JUST" It's More Than Just encompasses so much. It's more than a crown, more than a title, more than a sash, it's a REAL chance to make a difference. To set an example to those younger than you, to teach these little girls the importance of serving and giving back. Truth be known the younger ones are teaching all of us what a true giving heart is. Annually these titleholders raise thousands of dollars, and literally over 100,000 items and donations for shelters, pantry's, cancer centers, Dream Factory, and so many more. This doesn't even include the service hours put in.. To say I'm humbled and honored to be a part of this mission, a mission I believe God has touched, is an understatement. After 18 years I learn more every year, meet amazing families, grow as a person and a Christian, and most importantly as a Woman and a Mom. We can all lift each other up and deliver a positive message to others... and maybe just maybe for a moment others can see God shine through what we do. So if you want to learn more or join our pageant family, please reach out. We would love to talk with you and spread the love !
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Kentucky State Festival Executive Director
Ameri-Fest U.S. National Executive Director
Pageant Proud Founder and Director