The St. Michael Royalty have been busy this holiday season, spreading cheer in both the St. Michael community and throughout the Twin Cities.
Miss St. Michael and the other members of the St. Michael Royal Court volunteered at several community events including the St. Michael Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, the St. Michael Fire Department’s Santa meet-and-greet, and the St. Michael Legion Auxiliary’s children’s Christmas party.
They also hosted a Royal Christmas Event of their own at City Hall, where they invited 40–50 royalty and ambassadors from all over the state to enjoy a night of hot chocolate, cookies, music, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Guests at the event made homemade Christmas cards and notes, which were then delivered to the residents of The Legacy Senior Residence in St. Michael.
Royalty Program committee member Sarah Pichler Jaycox said, “The girls [in the program] have learned that through small deeds you can achieve big results. Something as simple as making cards can bring such joy to a local citizen who may not receive many or have many visitors.”
Miss St. Michael Megan Copeland said that visiting The Legacy has been a highlight for her in particular. “I have really enjoyed going to the nursing home to deliver Christmas cards, paint nails, decorate Christmas cookies, and several other things.”
In addition to making spirits bright within the St. Michael community, the royal court also spent much of their holiday season participating in service projects. The ladies rang bells for the Salvation Army, sorted toys at the Marine Corp Minnesota’s Toys for Tots warehouse, and attended the KS95 Clouds Choir for a Cause event at Mall of America.
“The St. Michael Royalty Program prides itself on making sure that the girls are actively giving back to the community, as well as acting as ambassadors,” said Jaycox. “Our court are the faces many other communities associate with our town. They are doing an amazing job representing our great community in such a positive light.”