There was plenty of room for everyone in the Exhibit Hall. It was a great place for a party with doors and windows facing each direction so it was cool and comfortable for everyone.
There was a great slide video set to music of Alyssa from her first days through graduation which included family members and friends and events that were important to her. It was such a nice thing for guests and a wonderful remembrance for Alyssa.
She is a very accomplished young lady as you can see from all the certificates, awards, and memorabilia displayed here. There were also two albums of photos: one from her life and one of her graduation and prom events. I have to add that her sister Natalie took all of her graduation and prom pictures and they were far better than most “professional” photos I have seen.
It was wonderful celebration for friends and family as well as a wonderful send off for Alyssa put together by her very proud family. Alyssa has known she wanted to be a veterinary since she was little and has already interned with a number of local vets. She was even on a television episode with famous Dr Pol. Now she is heading off to Iowa State for her degree in Animal Science leading towards being a Vet. This girl has worked in Vet offices and has been assisting with animal surgeries and autopsies since she was very young so she has a real head start in the field. Good luck Alyssa!
I also got a chance to see just a small part of the grounds at the Park/Fairgrounds where the kids have spent so many years showing for 4-H events. In addition to the Exhibit Halls and Horse Barns, they also have a small village set up, a butterfly garden, and a splash park. There is a lot more but it was all I could see because it is a very large place.
It was such a great day and I'm so glad I made the trip. My niece and Alyssa had no idea I was coming so they both burst into tears (the really good excited kind, lol) when they saw me at the door.