2019 PaSRBA


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MolliLyn Petro

Who loves PaSRBA?? This girl, right here...that’s who!! Hi! My name is MolliLyn, but you can call me Molli. I am absolutely over-the-moon thrilled to have the great privilege to be PaSRBA Royalty again as your 2020 Duchess. I take this job so very seriously. Please, if there is any way I can help you with anything in rabbits or cavies or youth activities, just ask. My family and I attend many rabbit shows. I enjoy assisting at shows with necessary little tasks, or behind the judging tables, to make the show run more smoothly. I also am more than willing to help guide new breeders in the world of rabbit shows. That’s what I am here for, of course! I raise Himalayans, Holland Lops, and Jersey Woolys. I also have an American cavy that lives in my house. I enjoy serving as an ambassador to the general public for the rabbit commodity.If you don’t know me yet, let me tell you that I am quite diverse! I am a civil war re-enactor, including dancing at the ball in a pretty dress and also carrying the General’s flag dressed as a boy...all on the same day sometimes. If you ever go to a reenactment, please come say hi. So many good friendships have started by talking about a rabbit.


When I’m not at school or doing barn chores, I am working hard at the studio or stage. I’m a dancer and take classes in tap, ballroom, and ballet (just started pointe!). I enjoy being a teaching assistant at my dance school, teaching acro and ballet to younger children. I also am an equestrian vaulter, which is gymnastics and dance on the back of a moving horse. This summer I traveled to Saint Louis, Missouri to compete at the American Vaulting Association National Championships. What an adventure!


I am in the 8th grade at Southern Columbia Middle School where I am a distinguished honor student and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. As President of the Junior High Student Council, I was able to lead a drive to collect a TON of boxes of necessary items for needy homeless veterans. I am thankful for veterans because we live in this great country and can choose to pursue a hobby like raising rabbits if we want to.


2020 is going to be an absolutely epic year for those of us in PaSRBA. With the National ARBA Convention in Harrisburg, PA, all eyes are on us. I am confident that we will be able to organize, work together, and put on a show that breeders are accustomed to from us. If you can, volunteer to help. Whether it’s a little job you can do from home, organizational things, or setting up the facility, any help is appreciated. The great people in this organization always get the job done! All the years of raising rabbits has taught me that you have to work hard at things if you want to have success! Also, remember that this is a wonderful opportunity to invite your neighbors, friends, lawmakers and representatives to come see what the world of rabbit showing looks like. This is a valuable opportunity to grow the hobby into the future. Pennsylvania will host an AMAZING National Convention.....& I will see you there!!