Miss Symco logo to make a patch pocket. This should come in handy when I'm backstage handing out bobby pins, directing photographers, tallying scores and answering frantic, last minute cell phone calls.
The pin-up contest is a lot of work. When I was first approached about organizing this, my thought was, "Put some pretty girls on stage...the audience applauds for a winner...there you go!" It's not quite that simple. Our top twelve winners are featured in a calendar so immediately following the show, the girls have their photos taken on the grounds. And this year I've added a calendar signing with the 2012 girls, and a rehearsal with this year's thirty contestants. It's a lot prep; lining up contestants, sponsors, judges, photographers, an emcee, a band to play between the rounds and backstage volunteers. But I've made a lot of friends along the way, and everyone seems to have a great time!
So Peepshow, my '50 Ford Shoebox, is ready for the weekend. Hank and I drive separately. He tows the camper, and I'm loaded down with crinolines and shoes. She still doesn't have an interior, but I did have time (in between lambing and baling hay) to sew up a new seat cover. It's black and very boring, but will have to do until I can find upholstery to match those swanky pink sun visors I made.
Admittedly, a car is the best accessory ever!