After school on Friday,
Nov. 22, Kandis Johnston was found at the
Pinedale Ridley’s Family Market collecting
toys and bags of food for the community.
She also continued collecting donations
on Saturday. People could donate by placing
cash in her jar, bringing an unwrapped
toy or donating at the registers.
Johnston collected $340 cash that will be
used for bags of food donated to the local
Food Basket. She also collected more than
100 toys that will be donated thru Toys for
Tots in the community. With the help of
Connie Ridley matching her donations, the
contribution will be able to provide more
than 68 bags of food to families and many
children with toys on Christmas day.
Toy donations will continue to be collected
through Dec. 15 at the box at the
grocery store. Monetary donations can be
made at the registers.
Johnston is representing All American
Girl Youth Development Program as the
2019-2020 National Cover Girl. AAG
is a three-tier all-natural pageant system
throughout the United States, including
Prelim, State and National levels. Through
AAG young ladies learn leadership skills,
to be confident in themselves, public
speaking, interview skills and how to give
back to the community.
All title-holder girls are encouraged to
do 20 hours of community service. This
year Johnston has a goal of a 100 hours of
community service, and at 38 hours she is
well on her way.
Her year will go until August 2020 when
she travels to Las Vegas to give up her title
and crown the new Cover Girl. Last year as
the 2018 Little Miss Wyoming, she ended
the year with 86 hours of community service.
This included hours with the rest of
the Wyoming All American Girls remodeling
a house for a Home for the Holidays
project. This year’s big project is to bring
awareness to the effects that bullying can
have on children and adults alike. Johnston,
along with her state queen sisters, is
planning an event for the summer that will
help get the message out. To get involved
with this project or AAG you can contact
Wyoming All American Girl on Facebook
or Johnston on her personal page “Kandis