To the editor:

To Baker City: My year as Miss Oregon has ended, but as I look back on that year, one of the big highlights was the time I spent in Baker City. I will always be grateful to your hospitality and for the chance to be a part of such a special place. Special thanks to Susan Schlipf and her family and the Bridgeway House East for a wonderful event, MayDay for the delightful tea party I attended and the Baker City firefighters for the fun breakfast they served my family and I.

And a special thanks to everyone involved in the Hells Canyon Motorcycle rally. Thank you to everyone I met! I look forward to my next visit. I wish all of you a very happy New Year!

Donilee McGinnis

Miss Oregon, 2006