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BLOG: Giving Back to the Community at Any Age

One of our youngest Eagan Funfest Ambassadors discusses how she's making a difference in our Eagan community

Hi, my name is Cassidy Beyer, and I am 11 years old. This is my first blog, so I want to tell you a little bit about myself.  I am the youngest of five kids in my family. I have two brothers, Preston and Chase, and two sisters, Peyton and Chandler. I love to play volleyball and go skiing in the winter, and I love fishing and swimming in the summer. I play flute for the Dakota Hills Middle School band and am active in girl scouts and the DHMS math team. I love to travel and go to concerts with my sisters.

I have been an Eagan Funfest Ambassador for seven months, and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. My year with the Eagan July 4th Funfest Ambassador program started before I was crowned. I have always loved the Eagan July 4th Funfest, but it was so much more fun being an Ambassador candidate. We got to ride in the parade, compete against other cities’ royalty in the royal brain freeze (ice cream eating contest), ride the royal Ferris wheel, and sit in the VIP section for the awesome fireworks. From the beginning, I knew this was going to be a great year, and it has been an amazing 7 months so far!

While I knew I was going to love wearing the pretty dresses and sparkly crowns, there has been so many more great things I have loved about being an Eagan Funfest Ambassador. I like all the new friends I am making with royalty from other cities and sitting with them all in the “Sparkle Section” at coronations.  I especially enjoy all the community service projects I have helped out with. I have volunteered at many City of Eagan events, helped out at “Senior Prom” with the senior citizens living at Commons on Marice, packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child, rang bells to raise money for the Salvation Army and served meals at the Eagan food shelf for National Night Out. I am not much of a runner, but I even helped out with The Eagan Women of Today’s 5K run which helped raise money for Eagan charities like Dakota Woodlands.

I am having so much fun being an Eagan Funfest Ambassador that I don’t want this year to come to an end! I have learned so much this year—how to stand in front of a crowd and speak without getting too nervous, how to start a conversation with kids and adults that I have never met before, and that even a kid can make a difference when you are willing to volunteer your time to help someone else out. Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope you learned a little more about the awesome Eagan Funfest Ambassador program.

 

Cassidy Beyer
Eagan Funfest Ambassador
2012-2013

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Cory Hilden February 26, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Cassidy, Wonderful listing of great service events, you can see your smile in your words ; ) Cory

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