Miss Teen Rodeo Montana Rebecca Stroh Gala: Rope Your Dreams Event Is This Weekend
May 1, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, the Blaine County Fairgrounds Commercial Building will play host to the "Rope Your Dreams," Rebecca Stroh Gala. Everyone is invited to this Miss Teen Rodeo Montana Coronation Gala and Fundraising Event which will begin at 5:00 p.m.
The event promises food, fun, and laughter for the entire family. Until 7:00 p.m., a dinner will be served, with a menu featuring pulled pork, cheesy fries, cole slaw, baked beans, and cake. Beverages will include lemonade, ice tea, and coffee. In addition, the Chinook Eagles Club will provide a bar with other drinks available for purchase. According to Rebecca's mother, Lisa Stroh, "to go" plates will be available, as well, so that people can take food to the elderly or to those who can't attend the gala.
Following the meal, a live auction will occur with Auctioneer Kevin Elias. There will also be a silent auction, raffles, and games for the children held throughout the evening. One of the raffle items will be a 6.5 Creedmore rifle made by Thompson Center.
"Auction items are coming in every day, and Rebecca is so appreciative of the generosity of the community members and businesses," Stroh's mother said. "All items are appreciated, small and large!" she added.
Some of the "big ticket items" for the auction will include a Treager Pellet Barbecue Grill, donated by CHS Big Sky; a television console/fireplace from Valley Furniture; a one-week stay in Petersburg, Alaska, which is located in southeast Alaska on Mitkoff Island; and two guns: a .22 caliber Henry rifle and a 12-gauge over-and-under shotgun.
Money raised at the Gala will help defray costs of travel and wardrobe needs as Stroh attends rodeos, speaks at schools, and represents Montana at the Silver Spurs' Miss Teen Rodeo Event in Florida this summer.
Any individual or business wishing to donate items for the auction or to purchase a ticket in advance-to save time from standing in line-should call Lisa Stroh at 406-945-1573. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the evening of the event.
"I won't be giving any kind of speech or talk on May 4," Stroh said. The Gala is a get-together where I will be greeting people, visiting, and mingling."
"We want this to be a community family celebration! Come visit your friends!" her mother added.
Stroh chose "Rope Your Dreams" as her platform theme for the coming year. "Rope Your Dreams is about staying unique and doing what you want regardless of what other people might say or do," Stroh said.
The theme matches her pageant platform, where she used a quote from A.A. Milne's character Winnie the Pooh to describe herself: "The things that make me different are the things that make me." After all, what could be more unique than being a Sugarbeeter, a two-time Monkey on a Rope champion, and a female wrestler?
Stroh is a fifth generation Montana farmer/rancher from Harlem who is currently a sophomore at Chinook High School, Home of the Sugarbeeters. In addition to being a member of the Science Olympiad team, the Student Council, and the Honor Roll, Stroh is also active in sports such as rodeo, track, volleyball, and wrestling. Additionally, she participates in 4-H, FFA, and Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Her involvement in these roles and organizations enables her not only to learn and compete but to educate others about the Western way of life and the role agriculture plays in everyone's life. Her mission during her reign as queen, will be to promote agriculture, rodeo, and the Western way of life.
In late May, Stroh will travel to Florida for the Teen Queen Trip. She will fly in to Orlando International Airport on Tuesday, May 28 and fly out on Sunday, June 2. While in "the Sunshine State," Stroh will attend the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee where she will run flags with other queens. Her itinerary will also include a trip to a theme park, air boating on Florida lakes, gator wrestling at Gatorland, and time at the beach.
"I'm looking forward to meeting the queens from other states," Stroh said. "The trip sounds fun and exciting."
In addition to rodeo queens from across the United States, Teen Weekend will feature Miss Silver Spurs Queens and local Queens from Central Florida.