Miss Wisconsin, Courtney Pelot, of Manitowoc was a special guest at the Taste of Shawano Monday. Pelot said the evening was full of fun and opportunities to meet many in the Shawano Community.
“I was able to sign a lot of autographs and pose for tons of photos” said Pelot. “We had tons of selfies.”
Pelot’s platform, Open Books, Open Opportunity promotes literacy in the communities.
“I travel all around the state giving access to reading materials for those who can’t afford it.” Miss Wisconsin said the goal is to get thousands of books into the hands of kids across the state.”
Pelot spent a few years of her life in the area. She will be making a visit to her old elementary school, Gillett Elementary to talk about her platform on Friday.