Women age 60 and older are reminded there are just four days left to register to compete in the Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant.
“I am still looking for contestants for the 2013 Ms. Hopkins County Pageant,” said Karon Weatherman, local pageant coordinator. “Friday, May 24, will be the deadline.”
So far, six women have signed up to participate in the June 1 event, with a seventh pending her return from an out-of-state trip.
Each contestant will compete in four categories: a judges interview, philosophy of life, dress and talent
Each will have an interview with the judges, in which they draw one of the prepared statements and answer the question on it. Some past questions have included: What would you do with $1 million? What makes you happy? If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go? What would you do if you had 30 minutes every day to do anything you want? If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money? If given a magic wand to wish for anything, what would you wish for? Their answer to this counts as the judges’ interview.
Each woman will write a 50-word blurb on their philosophy of life, which will be read by the master of ceremonies as the ladies are showing off their dresses to the judges. Dresses do not have to be formal but should be a nice, long dress or outfit — something suitable for church.
For the talent contest, contestants can do anything from reciting or reading a passage, a poem they’ve written, playing an instrument, dancing, singing or any other variety of talent or task which displays the lady’s strengths or special skills.
Although called a pageant, this event is about letting women age 60 or older shine and having fun doing it.
“I want the ladies to look at this not as a ‘beauty pageant’ but as a ‘recognition pageant.’ Ladies 60 and older have a lot to give to their community, and I want people to know that they are still out there stepping out of their comfort zones and making a difference in the world around them. They will have fun just getting out there and doing something different,” Weatherman explained.
To be eligible to compete, women must be 60 years old or older and live in Hopkins County. Call Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 no later than Friday, May 24.
The winner of the 4th Annual Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant will be automatically eligible to compete in the Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant Aug. 22-25 at South Fork Hotel in Plano. For more information about the state contest, go online to www.mstexaseniorclassicpageant.com.
The Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Church of the Nazarene, 1300 South League St.
All of the former county pageant winners will take part in the entertainment portion of the pageant.
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