Tuesday, August 19, 2014

· Junior Miss Chokecherry

What an exciting morning! Many of Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast guests and countless of those who visit Smiling Bear Espresso Bar can attest to the luscious juicy sweet flavor of our original Wild Chokecherry Latte . . . 

But this morning we were especially thrilled to offer a complimentary iced W.C.L. to AbriOnna Wetzel, a delightful 14-year old long-haired gal with some interesting titles. She and her amiable father, Leland Wetzel, stopped into the espresso bar at the same time as our other guests, so, over coffee, some serious visiting spontaneously erupted, that is to say . . . seriously lighthearted! 

After chatting a bit, AbriOnna confided to me that to eat chokecherries straight off the bush, not so good, but when sweetened up, like in the latte, well, just saying it brought a big smile to her bright face. 

AbriOnna was Junior Miss Chokecherry 2013, Williston, North Dakota. She also won the title of Miss Oil Country's Outstanding Teen 2014, Tioga, North Dakota. 


Though AbriOnna is a talented pianist, her platform is Literacy: Opening worlds with words. Good for her, and good for all whom she influences! Several of her slogans include . . .

Literacy leads to success.

Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their book yet.

I choose to read not because I have no life but because I choose to live many.

Literacy makes you independent.

Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast
bed and breakfast hospitality inn
hill city - central black hills national forest - south dakota
convenient lodging location near
mount rushmore - 1880 train - custer state park
- wind cave national park - jewel cave national monument
- crazy horse memorial - black elk wilderness
- mountain lakes - harney peak - norbeck scenic byway
- george s. mickelson trail - the centennial trail
- historic downtown hill city - antiques