Miss California Spirit Queen adopts Robs Bench

Baylee Jean Anderson, 8, HeartShine’s Miss California Spirit Queen 2020, has adopted Robs Bench, placed on the sidewalk along Robs Way in honor of fallen Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath.

Susanville’s Baylee Jean Anderson, 8, Miss California Spirit Queen, has a new project — keeping Robs Bench and the surrounding area clean. Photo submitted

“I’m the co-director of HeartShine, and this amazing young lady has held various titles with our inner-beauty/community service based pageant system for four years,” said Danna Mack-Barnes. “Last February in Sacramento, she took home the very high honor of Miss California Spirit Queen. She never fails to make a difference whenever and wherever she can.”

The self-motivated Anderson has taken on the task of maintaining Robs Bench — despite the pandemic and social distancing requirements.

“This titleholder shines in her compassion and love of caring for her community,” Mack-Barnes said.