Makeia’s Travels

Miss Ability Pageant

Re-post @wvaffqueen – I finished my first semester of law school and immediately went right back to my favorite job! – What a humbling experience it was to attend the 2018/2019 Miss Ability Pageant! These girls were absolutely amazing and I was in awe the entire night. Thank you to Cindy Sanders for giving me the opportunity to emcee last nights pageant. I’m very proud that the final pageant I’ll emcee as the #wvaffqueen was one that I will never, ever forget. Another big thank you to SteppIngStones for making this entire pageant possible! My heart is extremely full this morning.  #wvaff

State Fair of West Virginia

This may have been my favorite day from the entire week! This is truly what the State Fair of West Virginia is all about. It was such an honor to aid our Governor, our Commissioner of Agriculture and many other distinguished guests in recognizing such hardworking individuals that will undoubtedly teach future generations the importance of a good work ethic, the agriculture industry, and taking pride in our beautiful State. Just another reason why I love being the #wvaffqueen! #wvaff

State Fair of West Virginia

When I was crowned my first words were “This isn’t happening!” — I found myself saying that to myself numerous times during my days at the @statefairwv! I love this state and I love being the #wvaffqueen #wvaff

Monongalia County Fair Pageant

I had a wonderful time attending the Monongalia County Fair pageant for the first time! Thank you for all the kind words and hospitality! Congratulations to @alex_shaffer2 on a successful reign and congratulations to the new Miss Monongalia County Fair! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

WV Poultry Pageant

I had such a wonderful weekend in Moorefield attending the WV Poultry Pageant! Thank you for making me feel so welcome! Congratulations to so many new titleholders we gained over the weekend! It’s always a great weekend being the #wvaffqueen! #wvaff
Thanks to @oliveriosboutique for being the best! I loved this fun gown!

Pocahontas Pioneer Days Festival

Re-post @wvaffqueenI had so much fun yesterday attending the Pocahontas Pioneer Days Festival and judging the youth parade! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Durbin Days Heritage Festival Pageant

I had a great time at the Durbin Days Heritage Festival Pageant! Congratulations to all the new titleholders! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Ripley 4th of July Celebration

“My patriotic heart beats red, white & blue..” & today my heart is so full! I had the best time attending the Ripley 4th of July Celebration! To see so many patriotic floats, tributes and supportive community members out today was amazing. Even the extremely HOT weather could not drive those with so much love for their country away!
I am proud to have had so many options on where to visit today. Knowing there are so many festivals in our great state celebrating our country and those who defend it makes me extra proud and humble to be a West Virginian.
Big thank you to Kim Wigal for driving me through the parade and truly treating me like a Queen all day! Also, a big thank you to @_kelseyhill_ and Sonya for always taking care of me and to Gavin Ward for being an awesome WVAFF President and attending with me! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

WV Roadkill Festival Pageant

I had a wonderful time this weekend at the WV Roadkill Festival Pageant! Congratulations to Autumn Carter on her F&F win and to all of the new titleholders! Be sure to come to Pocahontas County this fall and enjoy some Roadkill! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Alderson 4th of July

I was very honored to attend & be a part of the Alderson 4th of July Celebration pageant! Your production was absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to @__karsynjean__ on her big win! She is #wvaff bound! #wvaffqueen

WV Strawberry Festival

West Virginia Strawberry Festival Parade! It was such a nice surprise to run into our Commissioner of Agriculture! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

WV Interstate Fair Pageant

Re-post from @wvaffqueen – It’s always great to return to my WV Interstate Fair family! I had a very busy weekend, from spending my day at the WV Strawberry Festival (pictures to follow) to spending my evening at the WV Interstate Fair pageant! Hard to believe in 2015 I was competing on that same stage and captured this title. Congratulations to @lexiiibland; you’re going to have an amazing year! Of course my beautiful gown is from the best sponsor EVER @oliveriosboutique! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Rhododendron Festival Pageant

Thank you to Betty Burns for a wonderful Sunday spent at the beautiful Black Knight Country Club for the 2018 Rhododendron Festival Pageant! It was a beautiful day for WV pageantry! Congratulations to the the 2018 royalty! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Ohio River Festival Pageant

I had the best time yesterday at the Ohio River Festival pageant! Congratulations to @sophiadelong; I am so excited I get to be a part of your first WVAFF experience! Thank you to @hroush6 @etayl0r @michaelandrewrader for making me feel so welcome! #wvaff #wvaffqueen.

Huge S/O to @oliveriosboutique for being the BEST sponsor and making sure my outfits are always fabulous!

Also a huge thank you to @hroush6 for my new favorite shirt! I am reminded every day just how proud I am to wear “West Virginia” across my chest and represent our beautiful state. Our home truly is almost heaven

Wild and Wonderful Arts & Crafts Pageant and Queen’s Pageant Workshop

Re-post from : @wvaffqueen Another busy weekend being Queen! On Saturday I was able to attend the WVAFF Director’s workshop with my Mother and spend the day working on ways to make our pageants bigger and better every year! I was thrilled I was able to see some of the most hardworking, dedicated faces in WV pageantry!.
On Sunday I traveled to Ripley to attend the first Wild and Wonderful Arts & Crafts Pageant and crown their very first Queen! Congratulations to @nicole.sherrard and to all the other beautiful ladies! Thank you @mrc10101983 for everything; I had a great day!.
Find this fun cocktail at @oliveriosboutique! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Logan – Queen’s Coronation Ceremony

Re-post from : @wvaffqueen Yesterday was my very first trip to Logan, WV…and it definitely will NOT be my last! I was so humbled to be invited as a special guest, along with Congressman Evan Jenkins, to their Queen’s Coronation Ceremony! I had the honor of crowning many beautiful girls and making their reign official! I cannot thank the Mayor, Amber Viars or Anna Butcher enough! Thank you for welcoming my Father and I into Logan and truly giving us the royal treatment! I am so happy I was able to be a part of such an awesome evening! Thank you again! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

WV Strawberry Festival Pageant

Re-post from : @wvaffqueen Wow! What a beautiful day to be in Buckhannon watching the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Pageant! Thank you to their board for the wonderful hospitality and allowing me to be a part of the production! I was happy to see so many familiar faces and spend the day with them! More pictures with the winners to follow! #wvaff #wvaffqueen .
This might have been my favorite gown so far! @oliveriosboutique, thank you!!

WV Spring Mountain Festival Pageant

Re-post from : @wvaffqueen Another busy pageant weekend! I had such a wonderful time yesterday spent in Petersburg emceeing the Spring Mountain Festival Pageant! Congratulations to all the new titleholders! Today I am headed to the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Pageant! Come out and watch!
Dressed by the amazing team at @oliveriosboutique! #wvaff #wvaffqueen
jalynwesternThank you for coming! It was an honor meeting you Looking forward to the year ahead!
wvaffqueen@jalynwestern Thank you! Congratulations again, you have a great year ahead of you! I look forward to seeing you in Charleston!

WV Black Walnut Festival Pageant

Re-post from : @wvaffqueen What a busy Easter weekend I have had! My wonderful Mother and I had the opportunity to spend the holiday exploring the city of Spencer and cheering on some of the finest ladies in the state at the WV Black Walnut Festival Pageant! Congratulations to all the contestants and especially to @lexx_lee_ (Lexi Webb) on her big win last night! Also, congratulations to Gavin Ward on officially taking over as the WVAFF President! I am excited for the year ahead!
Dressed again by @oliveriosboutique! Thank you again for your fabulous sponsorship! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

WV Timber and Wood Pageant

Re-post from : @wvaffqueen It was a lovely evening at the WV Timber and Wood Pageant! I’m so happy I was able to join @jacob.g.hill at his very last event as the WVAFF President and visit with many pageant friends! Congratulations to all the new titleholders and to @mirandark101 on a successful reign!
Huge S/O to @oliveriosboutique for their amazing sponsorship! My dress last night was a hit! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

Barboursville Proclamation

Re-post : @wvaffqueen – I am having trouble finding the words to express what an unforgettable evening I had yesterday in Barboursville! I was able to enjoy a delicious meal at Main Street on Central, courtesy of Mayor Tatum and Owner Mark Cross. Following that I was able attend a City Council meeting for the Village of Barboursville which included a Proclamation Ceremony in my honor. As if the evening wasn’t amazing enough already, Mayor Tatum arranged for me to meet Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams! I cannot thank Mayor Tatum, Barboursville Pageant Director Beverly Mills or the heroic Woody Williams for this once in a lifetime experience. This has meant so much to me and is something I will never, ever forget. I was so proud to represent Barboursville at the state level and make history this year with our very first win! After this experience I am even prouder to be representing our great state and the selfless individuals behind it. #wvaff #wvaffqueen

WV 3 Rivers Festival Pageant

Re-post : @wvaffqueen – I had such a great evening at the West Virginia Three Rivers Pageant! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful production! Congratulations to the new titleholders! #wvaff #wvaffqueen

National Pancake Day

Re-post : @wvaffqueen – I had such a wonderful time last night at IHOP for National Pancake Day; Pancakes with a purpose! Every stack served helped raise money for local children’s hospitals and health organizations. I definitely ate too many delicious pancakes, but I had some great company! Thank you to everyone that joined us last night and thanks to those who donated! @lexx_lee_ @kristofer8604 “Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make change” – Barbara Mikulski #wvaffqueen #wvaff

 WV Chocolate Festival Pageant

Re-post : @wvaffqueen – Wow, what a busy, fun-filled weekend I had! I had such an amazing time attending the WV Chocolate Festival pageant and visiting Ripley for the very first time! Congratulations to the new winners! I have a feeling you are going to have a GREAT year!

On Sunday I traveled to Bridgeport and had the opportunity to model for @oliveriosboutique in the spring bridal show! I had such a good time playing dress up! My wardrobe for the entire weekend can be found at Oliverios, so go check them out! Thank you so much for your sponsorship and continued support! #wvaff

WV Sweetheart Festival Pageant

: @wvaffqueen First pageant of the year as the 2018 #wvaffqueen! Thank you Gary Beamer for the wonderful hospitality today at the WV Sweetheart Festival Pageant! Congratulations to all the new titleholders! #wvaffqueen

Valentine’s Day at WVU

An incredible Valentine’s Day spent at @wvumedicinechildrens! I had such a fun time visiting and making crafts with these kids! Thank you to those who volunteered today and donated to the hospital! My heart is especially full this Valentine’s Day!

Tourism Day at the Capitol

I had such a great time attending “Tourism Day” at the State Capitol! I was able to meet so many wonderful people and learn more about our hidden treasures here in West Virginia! I am very excited to promote these great opportunities offered at many Fairs and Festivals throughout my reign! #WVAFF #WVAFFQueen #Charleston #Tourism