Little Miss Strawberry Queen 2008

ARIELLE CHRISTOPHER - 2008 Little Miss Strawberry

Introducing...Little Miss Strawberry Queen Arielle

 

I am very proud to present Arielle Christopher

2008 LITTLE MISS STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL QUEEN 

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Arielle has been very busy making appearances at many parades, charity functions and appearing on ABC Channel 7 News!!! 

CHICAGO, Illinois – Little Miss Strawberry Queen 2008 Arielle Christopher, age 10, of Streamwood, Illinois, appeared on the ABC7 Chicago News show that was broadcasted at the ABC7 Chicago State Street Studio, 190 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois, on March 27, 2009.

Miss Christopher appeared on the show to receive public recognition for winning her beauty title at the 2008 Long Grove Strawberry Festival, Long Grove, Illinois.  The television cameras were focused on Arielle as she received a royal welcome from ABC7 Morning News Co-Anchor Hosea Sanders.

“See, I know royalty,” said Hosea Sanders.  “Congratulations on your title and that’s the first of many.”

After the newscast, Arielle and her family were treated to a photo session with the entire ABC7 Chicago Morning News team.  Pictured (left to right) are: Lee Christopher, Arielle’s father; Hosea Sanders, ABC7 Morning News Co-Anchor; Cindy Christopher, Arielle’s mother; Brandon Christopher, Arielle’s brother; Arielle Christopher, Little Miss Strawberry Queen 2008; Roz Varon, ABC7 Morning News Traffic/Transportation Anchor (standing); Judy Hsu, ABC7 Morning News Co-Anchor (seated); and Tracy Butler, ABC7 Morning News Meteorologist.

The photo session was followed by a royal tour of the ABC7 Chicago State Street Studio hosted by Hosea Sanders.  Arielle was thrilled to be introduced to the entire news and production staff.  Earlier that morning, the news team also learned that Hosea Sanders and Lee Christopher were college alumni of Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Arielle has represented the Long Grove Strawberry Princess Pageant as its goodwill ambassador.  Miss Christopher’s platform is, “Promoting community spirit is a berry sweet thing to do.”

Little Miss Strawberry Queen 2008

Arielle L. Christopher

List of Appearances

 

June 21, 2008 – Crowned as first-ever Long Grove Strawberry Festival Little Miss Strawberry Queen. J

July 4, 2008 - 4th of July Parade, Hoffman Estates, IL. Parade car sponsored by Schaumburg Honda Automobiles, John Barrett, General Manager.

 July 5, 2008 - Palatine Jaycees' Independence Day Parade, Palatine, IL. Parade car sponsored by Schaumburg Honda Automobiles, John Barrett, General Manager.

July 5, 2008 – Visit to Long Grove merchants to deliver photos taken with Little Miss Strawberry Queen.

July 6, 2008 – Meet & Greet with David Lothspeich, Long Grove Village Manager.

 July 12, 2008 – Visit to Children‟s Miracle Network benefit held at Wal-Mart in Streamwood, IL.

July 12, 2008 – Photo-op with Robert Driver, Sales Manager, Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream, IL.

July 13, 2008 - Railroad Days Parade, West Chicago, IL. Parade car sponsored by Joe Cotton Ford, Paul Cotton, General Manager and Vice-President.

 July 25, 2008 – “Good Deeds Toy Drive” kick-off at Hollywood Video in Streamwood, toys will be donated to St. Alexius Pediatric Care Unit. Photo-op with Linda Novy, Store Director.

July 26, 2008 - Summer Celebration Parade, Streamwood, IL. Parade car sponsored by Joe Cotton Ford, Paul Cotton, General Manager and Vice-President. Photo-op with Congressman Peter Roskam, U.S. Representative of Illinois.

July 27, 2008 - Streamwood Summer Celebration, photo-ops with Ann Brady, Candidate for 13TH District Subcircuit Judge, Streamwood Mayor Billie Roth, and Hanover Township Supervisor Mike Kelly.

August 5, 2008 – Bartlett National Night Out, photo-op with Bartlett Village President Catherine Melchert and Miss Illinois 2008 Katie Lorenz.

 August 5, 2008 – Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Send-Off Party, Emily Travis, Oak Park, IL. Photo-op.

August 6, 2008 – Meet & Greet with Illinois State Senator Michael Noland in his Elgin, Illinois office.

August 6, 2008 – Miracle Treat Day Kick-off, 103.5 KISS-FM Remote Broadcast in Chicago at Dairy Queen, photo-op with Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund and Miss Illinois 2008 Katie Lorenz.

August 7, 2008 – Meet & Greet with Illinois State Representative Fred Crespo in Streamwood, Illinois office.

 August 16, 2008 – Hanover Park 50th Anniversary Parade, Hanover Park, IL. Participant in first-ever parade held. Photo-op with Hanover Park Village President (mayor) Rodney S. Craig and 2008 Miss Illinois National Miss ANTSO, Chrissy Sitarski.

 August 16, 2008 – Photo-op with Paul Cotton, General Manager and Vice President of Joe Cotton Ford.

August 25, 2008 – Meet & Greet, Steuben Elementary School K-3rd, Kankakee, Lisa Cullens, Principal.

 September 5, 2008 – Good Deeds Toy Drive presentation; delivered over 100 donations to Katie Hammerberg, Certified Child Life Specialist, at the St. Alexius Pediatric Care Unit, Hoffman Estates, IL.

 September 6, 2008 – Septemberfest Parade, Bloomingdale, IL. Parade car sponsored by Joe Cotton Ford, Paul Cotton, General Manager and Vice President.

 September 6, 2008 – Barrington‟s 5th Annual Family Freedom Festival; photo-ops with military personnel and participant in Freedom Walk to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States seven years ago and to honor the nation's veterans, past and present.

September 7, 2008 – Winfield Good Old Days 40th Anniversary Celebration, photo-op with Miss Illinois USA 2008, Shanon Lersch.

October 4, 2008 – Long Grove Apple Festival Beauty Pageant Contest. Photo-op.

October, 6, 2008 – Resolution ceremony held at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, IL. House Resolution No. 1507 was adopted by State of Illinois, 95TH General Assembly on

September 10, 2008. Lenard Henderson, 44th District Director for State Representative Fred Crespo, presented the resolution.

October 12, 2008 – 27th Annual Cortland Community Festival and Parade, Cortland, IL. Parade participant.

 November 8, 2008 – Received honorary title of Pre-Teen Miss Cook County at the Americas Beautiful Star Northern Illinois Preliminary Pageant held in Rockford, Illinois.

November 29, 2008 – Electric Christmas Parade, St. Charles, IL. Parade participant.

December 2, 2008 – Meet & Greet, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chairman, Charles Box, Chicago, IL.

December 8, 2008 – Meet & Greet at Friendship Village, Schaumburg, IL. Hand out Christmas cards.

December 13, 2008 – Miss Illinois Katie Lorenz„s Miss America Send-Off Party, Lake in the Hills, IL.

February 7, 2009 – Long Grove Confectionery Company, Buffalo Grove, IL. Chocolate factory tour.

 February 12, 2009 – The Moorings of Arlington Hts., Arlington Hts., IL. Hand out Valentine‟s Day cards.

February 13, 2009 – Delivered Valentine‟s Day cards to Streamwood Deputy Chief Jim Gremo, Village President (mayor) Billie Roth, and photo-op with Streamwood Assistant Financial Director, Mary Johnson.

 February 19, 2009 – Best Buddies Illinois Benefit, Kiehl‟s Store, Chicago, IL. Photo-op with Ashley Bond, Miss Illinois USA 2009 and Stacie Juris, Miss Illinois Teen USA 2009.

March 7, 2009 – St. Patrick‟s Day Parade, St. Charles, IL. Parade participant.

March 7, 2009 – Meet & Greet, Bill Wennington, former Chicago Bulls center, now Chicago Bulls Radio Color Sports Analyst, Real Time Sports Bar, St. Charles, IL. Photo-op.

 March 8, 2009 – Northern National Blue Jean Queen, Natural Blue Jean Pageant, Elmhurst, IL. Helped with crowning ceremony.

   March 9, 2009 – Selected first-ever Miss Kankakee River Valley Princess 2009. Mentor Jeniece Fleming

 March 14, 2009 – Rosie O‟hare‟s Dundee St. Patrick‟s Day Parade, E. Dundee, IL. Photo-op with Illinois Senator Michael Noland. Car sponsor - Al Piemonte Dundee Chevrolet, John Vestuto, General Manager.

March 14, 2009 – Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo, Lake Zurich, IL. Photo-op with Lake Zurich Village President (mayor) John Tolomei.

 March 15, 2009 – St. Patrick‟s Day Celebration, Paddy‟s On The Square, Long Grove, IL. Photo-op with the McNulty Irish School of Dance troupe.

 March 27, 2009 – ABC7 Chicago Morning News, Meet & Greet, ABC7 State Street Studio, Chicago, IL. Photo-op with Hosea Sanders, ABC7 Morning News Co-Anchor; Roz Varon, ABC7 Morning News Traffic/Transportation Anchor; Judy Hsu, ABC7 Morning News Co-Anchor; and Tracy Butler, ABC7 Morning News Meteorologist. Toured ABC7 State Street Studio.

March 29, 2009 – Sunburst Star Search Contest Pageant. Gurnee Mills, Gurnee, IL. Photo-op with the Sunburst pageant winners and Sunburst royal court.

March 31, 2009 – Arielle meets Jeniece Fleming, Miss Kankakee River Valley 2008, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  Arielle was selected 3/9/09 as first-ever Miss Kankakee River Valley Princess.  Arielle will attend the Miss Illinois State Pageant in June 2009.

 April 8, 2009 – The Devonshire, Brookdale Senior Living, Hoffman Estates, IL.  Photo-op with Diane Kearney, Lifestyle Director.  Greeted the residents and handed out Easter greeting cards.

 April 11, 2009 – 2009 Easter Parade, Antioch, IL.  Parade car sponsored by Kunes Country Ford, Lincoln, Mercury of Antioch, Butch Torkelson, Operations Manager.  Photo-op with Antioch Mayor Dorothy A. Larson, Antioch Mayor-Elect Larry Hanson, Miss Antioch 2008 Melissa Zeman, Miss Lake County 2008 Erin Baynes, Miss Vernon Hills 2008 Alex Cole, and Miss Northern Suburbs 2009 Sherrie Gearheart.

 April 13, 2009 – Appearance at Governor Pat Quinn’s public Q&A, Harper College, Palatine, IL.  Photo-op with Gov. Pat Quinn, IL State Rep. 44TH Dist. Fred Crespo, and IL State Rep. 66TH Dist. Mark L. Walker.

 April 18, 2009 – First-ever Tartan Day Parade, Hoffman Estates, IL.  Parade car sponsored by Schaumburg Audi.  Photo-op with James Iverson, Sales Manager. 

 April 18, 2009 – “Celebration of Nations” to celebrate 50TH  Anniversary of Hoffman Estates, Village Hall of Hoffman Estates, IL.  Photo-op with Hoffman Estates Mayor William D. McLeod.

May 2, 2009 – 10th Annual Long Grove Chocolate Fest, Long Grove, IL.  Photo-op with merchants.

 May 24, 2009–“Congress @ Your Corner” public Q&A event, photo-op with Congresswoman Melissa Bean IL-8th District. Jewel-Osco Store, Hoffman Estates, IL.

May 25, 2009 – Itasca Park District Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, Itasca, IL.  Parade participant.

 May 30, 2009 – Paint The Town Pink Breast Cancer Benefit, Long Grove, IL.  Photo-op appearance.

 May 30, 2009 – Breast Cancer Network of Strength Fundraiser, Long Grove, IL.  Solicited sponsors to display donation boxes.

 May 31, 2009 – Breast Cancer Network of Strength Fundraiser, Long Grove, IL.  Collected donations and solicited new sponsors.

 May 31, 2009 – Poplar Creek Library Grand Re-Opening, Streamwood, IL.  Photo-op for Streamwood Examiner Newspaper. 

 June 10, 2009 – Bowl-A-Fund-Day, Streamwood Bowl, Streamwood, IL.  Hosted fundraiser to benefit agencies that support child victims of sexual and physical abuse.  Supported by Miss Illinois International 2009 Christine Boll and Miss Northern Suburbs 2009 Sherrie Gearheart.

 June 12, 2009 – Photo shoot, Little Portraits Children and Family Portrait Studio, Long Grove, IL.  The official photographer for Little Miss Strawberry Festival Queen 2008.

 June 18-20, 2009 – 2009 Miss Illinois Pageant, St. Charles, IL.  Participant of non-competitive Miss Illinois Princess Program.  Photo-op with Miss America Organization Board Chairman, Sam Haskell, III.

June 25, 2009 – Little Miss Strawberry Queen's Awards Dinner & Send-off Party, Buona Restaurant, Hoffman Estates, IL.  Arielle received Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award.

 June 26-27, 2009 – Little Miss Strawberry Queen Meet & Greet, Long Grove Strawberry Festival, Long Grove, IL.

 June 28, 2009 – 2009 Long Grove Strawberry Festival Beauty Pageant and Strawberry Shortcake Baby Contest, Long Grove, IL.  Mayor Maria Rodriguez presents Arielle with certificate of recognition for service to Long Grove, IL.  

 

News Articles

July 2, 2008 – Nevada County Picayune newspaper article, “Christopher is „Berry‟ queen”, Prescott, Ark.

 

July 9, 2008 – The Examiner of Streamwood newspaper article and photo, “Local girl gets crowned”.

July 15, 2008 – Daily Herald newspaper article & photo, “Streamwood girl wins Strawberry Princess title”.

August 19, 2008 – Daily Herald newspaper photo cutline titled, “A princess‟ charity.”  

September 10, 2008 – The Examiner of Streamwood newspaper article and photo, “Local girl helps provide toys for medical center.”

September 10, 2008 – State of Illinois, House Journal, House of Representatives, 95TH General Assembly. House Resolution No. 1507 sponsored by State Representative Fred Crespo to congratulate Arielle Christopher for the Good Deeds Toy Drive is adopted.

 October 4, 2008 – Daily Herald newspaper photo cutline titled, “A berry good deed.”  

November 5, 2008 – The Examiner of Streamwood newspaper, “Resident recognized for her good deed.”

 November 6, 2008 – Hoffman Estates Review newspaper photo cutline titled, “Honored”.

November 15, 2008 – Daily Herald newspaper article and photo titled, “A good deed is rewarded”.

 December 3, 2008 – Nevada County Picayune , “Christopher honored for hosting toy drive”, Prescott, AR.

March 4, 2009 – The Examiner of Streamwood newspaper photo cutline titled, “Making an appearance.”

 March 20, 2009 – Daily Herald newspaper photo cutline titled, “Supporting a worthy cause”.

 April 22, 2009 – The Examiner of Streamwood newspaper photo cutline, “Strawberry queen meets seniors”.

 June 3, 2009 – Examiner of Streamwood newspaper article, “Residents get first look at new library”.

June 10, 2009 – Daily Herald newspaper article, “Golf, bowling, outings benefit local charities”.

June 17, 2009 – Daily Herald newspaper article, “Bowl-A-Fund-Day event benefits child victims of violence and abuse”.

June 17, 2009 – Examiner of Streamwood newspaper article, “Little Miss Strawberry attends local fundraiser”.

July 1, 2009 – Examiner of Streamwood newspaper article and photo, “Area girl recognized for volunteer service”.

July 8, 2009 – Nevada County Picayune, Prescott, AR.  “Christopher recognized”.

July 22, 2009 – Examiner of Streamwood newspaper article and photo, “Miss Strawberry Queen’s reign comes to completion”.

Radio Interview

June 8, 2009 - Moody Bible Institute Radio, WMBI 90.1FM, Prime Time Chicago with Steve Hiller, Guest interview with Lee Christopher for Bowl-A-Fund-Day in Streamwood.

 

Little Miss Strawberry Arielle Christopher

"Promoting Community Spirit Is A Berry Sweet Thing To Do”