I had so much fun at this event supporting the Children's Miracle Network and Gillette Children's Hospital! It was a great opportunity for me to get to know some of the Miss Minnesota contestants with whom I will be spending time next week. Miss Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila was there in addition to Miss North Metro Bethany Beniek, Miss Frazee Emily Kallis, Miss West Metro Samantha Phillippi, Miss South Central Elizabeth Scipioni, and Miss Brainerd Lakes Mary Petersen. We signed autographs, took photos and started our long walk around Lake Como, which gave us a chance to chat and learn more about each other. I have no doubt that Miss Minnesota week is going to be a blast! It was a beautiful day, just perfect for the hundreds of people who attended to support CMN. Moreover, the event was extremely successful! Over $11,000 was raised for this charity! Thank you so much to Gillette Children's Hospital for inviting us to the walkathon!