Misty Gibson Candidate for 2016 United Way Mardi Gras Queen
Continuing with our series of featuring this year’s candidates for King and Queen for the annual United Way of Calvert Mardi Gras fundraiser, I am happy to introduce you to a young lady that describes herself “as an ole country girl”! Misty Gibson and her family came to Calvert from Prince Georges County in 1992. One of their reasons for the move was to pursue their love of farming. Farm land up north was very expensive even back then. She enjoyed being around animals. It was this love that led her to doing volunteer work here in the County.
One of Misty’s first efforts was helping out at the Humane Society and assisting them with the caring and adoption of their animals. She enjoyed this activity, but as she grew up she became involved in many other pursuits. She took classes to become a Day Care provider and really found this work with helping others very satisfying and rewarding. Misty has worked as a medical assistant and rode with the Calvert County medic unit as an aid. She then became involved with a car dealership and worked in their finance department. She even tried her hand as a car sales person. And, she also has worked as an “Internet Manager”. I am impressed with how well rounded her life’s experiences have been up to this point as she has tried her hand at many varied kinds of work already in her young life.
Currently, she works in her family business “Tint Works Plus” in Prince Frederick. They perform work for all the local dealerships here in Southern Maryland. They also do many different custom automotive installs as well. She indicates there is no limit to what they will do when it comes to automotive customizing. Hmmm, I wonder what they can do with my 2010 Prius to make it look less like a “cricket”!?!
I asked Misty how was she to become interested in this United Way fundraiser and take on this campaign to compete for Mardi Gras Queen? She says a Board member with United Way of Calvert approached her and told her she would be great for this challenge. She confided that she really had no idea of what she was getting into, but always the adventurer, she agreed to take this new challenge on. She states she has been volunteering to help in many various ways and this was just another in a series of opportunities she decided to pursue. Additionally, when I asked her with all of the charities throughout the County, why did she chose United Way? She immediately responded with the fact that donations to this organization are supporting many different activities throughout the area and felt her efforts would go far to help so many more needy people. Misty, I am with you and these reasons are why United Way is one of my favorite local fund raisers. Director Kelly Chambers and her staff have been doing an absolutely awesome job going back many years! They are a great group of folks with a pretty big task before them year after year!
Misty has a great team of family and friends supporting her! Her supporters know her “make up” and her willingness to jump in where needed. Her biggest fans are her immediate family. Her husband Ritchie has been at her side for 18 years. He has lived in Calvert his entire life. Their children, Trevor and Allyssa, are right at her side and give her the confidence she needs to run a successful campaign for Queen. Misty plans to hold the following fundraisers to win this competition:
January 1st “Polar Bear Plunge” at Stoney’s Broomes Island (https://www.calvertbeacon.com/polar-bear-plunge-benefitted-united-way/)
January 16th Scavenger Hunt
January 30th Texas Hold’em at the Elks Lodge Prince Frederick
February 6th Bull and Shrimp Roast
Also for you hunters out there, you can vote for Misty by purchasing raffle tickets for the United Way of Calvert County Sportsman’s Raffle for $10 a piece or 3 for $20 to win one of the following:
* A Glock Model 42 380 Handgun
* Thompson Center Optima 50 cal. Black Powder Rifle
* ½ Day Fishing Charter for 6
There will be three drawings held on February 20th [you do not need to be present to win]. Prizes will be awarded one at a time with winner’s choice of remaining prizes. And note, winners must meet all applicable laws and regulations.
Additionally, Misty has teamed up with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to provide a “Women’s Self Defense Class”. These classes are for anyone that wants to learn a no non-sense approach to self-defense. The class is free, she will however be taking donations for United Way of Calvert. They will be conducted at the Island Creek Training Facility at the corner of Broomes Island and Hance Roads. Seating is limited so please RSVP by calling Lt. David Payne at 443-624-3442. [David was last year’s Mardi Gras King].
Misty asks for your support in helping her meet her goals which are the caring and feeding of our less fortunate citizens who truly need her and all of our attention in this matter. She says you can “like and follow me on Facebook at Vote Misty Gibson Mardi Gras Queen 2016”. To learn how you can help Misty, go to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Misty I wish you all the best in the coming year. I am rooting for you and hoping you will surpass even the goals you have set for yourself and your team! You are a special person to take on this rewarding role. Good luck! Do well! Work hard and you will achieve your objectives. Your friend, Spiggy
Dave Spigler resides in Lusby and has been a resident of Calvert County since 1979. He has been recognized many times for his years of community service. He received the “Calvert You Are Beautiful Award” for 2013 and recognized by the Knights of Columbus as the “Maryland Citizen of the Year” in 2011. He was a member of the HOGETTES, the Washington Redskins “Biggest Fans” for 22 years. If you know of an unsung citizen of Calvert County, please contact Dave at email@example.com.