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International Pageant

July 21st and 22nd


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Illinois International®

Terri Karch

1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
It may sound clich, but Im most proud of my husband and children. Theyve been my light through dark times in my journey of recovery from depression. Their unfaltering faith in me gave me the courage to step outside my comfort zone and share my story of hope with others.

2.How would you describe your husband?
My husband would have to take this prize. He has been my hero since the day we met. During our 23 years of marriage, he has been my rock and foundation. He accepts me for who I am and supports me wearing any of my many hatsor crown!

3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
I have two boxes under my bed filled with mementos from my son and daughter. The box includes significant items like report cards and awards but it also holds treasures like hand-made cards and drawings that hold the most value for me.

4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
Terri actually IS my nickname since my birth name is Teresa but no one except my father ever called me Teresa. My best friend calls me TerriBelle; my grandfather called me TerrBear and my daughter calls me Momma Jomma - quite an eclectic range but I love each one!

5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
Aside from the fact that my daughter is named Summer, I look forward to that time of year more for the activities than the weather. Summertime is always filled with travel softball, 4th of July celebrations and an occasional trip to an amusement park to satisfy my roller coaster fix!

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