Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pageant Press: Miss Ohio helps promote food drive...

Miss Ohio helps promote food drive at dealership

MANSFIELD -- Miss Ohio Roberta Camp came to Mansfield on Tuesday to kick off the Make A Difference Day Food Drive scheduled Friday and Saturday throughout Richland County.

The drive will help restock seven food pantries in Richland County. Camp, of Grove City, said she wanted to help out the food drive in the home of the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program. At Graham Auto Mall, Camp signed autographs and spread the word about the need for donations.

She also visited students at Malabar Middle, Plymouth-Shiloh Middle and Mansfield Senior High schools to remind students to bring in items. Students will orchestrate drives today, Thursday and Friday.

Camp, who spends much of her time visiting Ohio schools, spreads the message of character education.... "I talk with students about the importance of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship," she said, noting this week is National Character Counts Week....

On Monday, she will leave on a Miss America fundraising cruise with 24 other contestants.

"The first week of November, I'll be gone 10 days filming in Hollywood," she said of the Miss America reality show taping. "You won't see me until Thanksgiving."

A vocalist, she has been busy rehearsing her song for the talent presentation at Miss America. She has chosen "Open Arms" by Journey.

"I got my new interview suit in the mail Monday," she said. She's counting down the days until the competition.

"I'm excited, but when I envision standing on the Miss America stage, I get a little nervous," she said.

Tuesday night she headed back to Grove City to begin packing. Since winning Miss Ohio in June on the Renaissance Theatre stage, Camp has put more than 12,000 miles on her car.

"That was four months and five days ago," she said.

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