Dreams Made True

An organization dedicated to improving the lives of Iowa girls with special needs.

About Dreams Made True, Inc.

Dreams Made True, Inc. was founded in 2010 by David and Dayna Teske after being inspired by their daughter, Daleney Marie Teske.

They took her initials, DMT, and created Dreams Made True, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of girls with special needs, ages 5-25, and providing their families the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other.

These young ladies will have the chance to unite and showcase their unique abilities through the beauty pageant format.

Eighth Annual Dreams Made True Pageant

July 14-15, 2017

The Eighth Annual Dreams Made True Pageant will be held on July 14-15, 2017, at the Carroll High School Auditorium in Carroll, Iowa.

The fun will begin on Friday, July 14, at 6:30 pm with check-in at the auditorium. We will have social time with snacks, giving the girls and their parents a chance to meet each other and their assigned buddies. We will also have a short rehearsal on Friday night.

Saturday morning, July 15, the girls will participate in a private interview session with a panel of judges. While their daughters are busy interviewing, parents may participate in technology forums, listen to inspirational speakers, and network with other parents going through similar issues. A pizza party along with special entertainment to amaze the girls will follow around noon. After lunch each contestant will have a hair and makeup session in preparation for the pageant itself. The pageant competition begins at 3:00 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Lindee Link, singing her own hit Fairytale, which has become the Dreams Made True theme song as its lyrics describe how we want to make the girls feel.

In the first round of competition, each girl will be introduced on stage wearing her pageant t-shirt and denim bottoms. The second round of competition will feature a casual wear outfit that showcases the unique personality of each special girl. The final round will bring each girl across that stage in her beautiful evening gown. Crowns, sashes, and trophies will be awarded in each of the four age groups: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, and 20-25. All competitors will receive a participation medal. A celebration supper will be held following the pageant. Join us for a magical night of Dreams Made True for all!


If you are an Iowa girl with special needs, you can be part of the Dreams Made True, Inc. Pageant. Registration is preferred by June 1, 2017, along with the $50.00 registration fee. This fee covers all pageant events, meals, a t-shirt for the contestant, and two adult tickets to the main event! Registrations received after June 1 are not guaranteed a t-shirt or recognition in the program.

Contestant Registration

Click here to pay the $50.00 registration fee or to become a partner with Dreams Made True, Inc. We welcome all partners who value the lives of our Iowa girls with special needs and want to help us make them feel honored and special for at least one weekend a year! Dreams Made True, Inc., is a non-profit organization, and ALL proceeds go to making this special weekend a dream made true for these girls! Gifts are tax deductible.

Because of what we try to accomplish here at Dreams Made True, Inc., we also have a large need for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering during the pageant, please fill out this form, and you will become a part of the Dreams Made True, Inc. Pageant.
Please note: By filling out this form, you are committing to being a part of the Pageant, and will be expected to attend.

Volunteer Registration

If you have any more questions or would like more information about the registration process, please email register@dreams-made-true.org.

2016 Winners

Miss Dreams Made True Cassy Jones
Miss 1st Runner Up Cynthia Jennings
Teen Miss Dreams Made True Marissa Christensen
Teen Miss 1st Runner Up Faith Hockenberry
Junior Miss Dreams Made True Isabella Van Gorp
Junior Miss 1st Runner Up Sheyanne Ackerson
Little Miss Dreams Made True Khloe Smith
Little Miss 1st Runner Up Audrey Page
Peoples' Choice Award Abby Heinrichs
Miss Congeniality Olivia Siepker
Best Formal Wear Christina Lampe
Best Casual Wear Kristine Cowlham
Best Interview Destiny Rogers
Photo Shoot Kristine Cowlham
Mom's Pedicure Kimberly Ackerson
ICubs Tickets Christina Lampe
Adventureland Tickets Marissa Christensen
Judges' Choices Tara Schramm
Olivia Siepker
Paris Mulder
Kaylee King
Miss Photogenic Audrey Page
Spirit of DMT Award Melinda Pallone


Contact Dreams Made True

Feel free to email us with any questions or if you would like more information.