Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017-18
Madeline Hecker
Dobrý den všem! Hello all! My reign as Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017-2018 is flying by. It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been serving my country and culture as the national queen for 8 months. So far, I have visited five states and dozens of events, traveled thousands of miles, and I have met so any incredible people along the way. I am ecstatic that “Festival Season” has begun, and I have many events on my calendar. Among the many parades, festivals, and events that I will attend, I am most excited for The Prague Kolache Festival in my hometown of Prague, OK, Houby Days in Cedar Rapids, IA, The National Polka Festival in Ennis, TX, and The Sugar Creek Slavic Festival in Sugar Creek, MO. I am also very excited to travel to the Czech Republic and Slovakia this summer! I will be touring these beautiful countries from July 1-20. I am looking forward to eating delicious food, finding antiques, drinking in the culture, attending a few summer festivals, and hopefully hauling back a few kroje to add to my growing collection. I will of course be back in time for the Wilson Czech Festival in Wilson, KS, and Wilber Czech Days and the 32nd Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant the first weekend in August in Wilber, NE. I can’t wait to make many more wonderful memories and friendships in this next chapter of my reign. As always, Děkuji moc a Bůh ti žehnej! Thank you so much and God Bless You!

Madeline Heckerová – Slečna Česko-Slovenské Spojené státy 2017-2018
Madeline Hecker – Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017-2018