Dear Southwest Family,
My year has come to an end. I can't believe it. I have had one of the hardest and greatest years of my life. I have met so many wonderful people and learned about so many more opportunities in Southwest Michigan.
I am working hard, speaking to local service clubs about my platform, "You Are Beautiful", and raising money for the National Eating Disorder Association. I also used NED Awareness Week to help spead awarness and to help those suffering in silence a place to find help.
We are rehearsing and getting prepared for the Southwest Michigan's Princess and Pre-Teen Pageant. I will also be saying farewell as Mrs. Southwest Michigan 2016. I have loved getting to represent my community and Southwest Michigan. Getting to see the smiles on the faces' of the little girls at events was amazing. I felt like a celebrity signing all of those headshots.
I have inherited six "daughter" queens that I will have a bond with for the rest of our lives. Also a relationships with their parents that will keep us bonded. This program has made me grow in ways I never expected. This is why I am always on the lookout for girls and young women who could benefit from this and bring more to the program.
As a final goodbye, I am your Mrs Southwest Michigan 2016.
Thank you and God Bless
Sarah Elizabeth Briley
Mrs. Southwest Michigan 2016