Nicholson crowned Ms. Senior Shelby County 2013
By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist
Cindy Nicholson of Chelsea was crowned Ms. Senior Shelby County 2013 on Saturday, April 6, at the Church at Chelsea Westover that meets in the Serve Pro facilities on U.S. 280.
Also crowned was Ms. Senior Heart of Dixie Donna McGuffie of Pinson. Heidi Manley was chosen Miss Congeniality by the contestants Tricia Hartsfield was 1st Alternate. Contestants are judged on interview (30 percent), talent (30 percent), philosophy of life (20 percent), and evening gown (20 percent).
Mayor Mark McLaughlin of Westover presented Edwina Chappell, Ms. Senior Alabama 2008 and the pageant director, and Niva Dorough, Ms. Senior Shelby County 2012 and Ms. Senior Alabama 2012, with proclamations praising their work as Ms. Senior Alabama’s representing Westover and Alabama.
Ms. Senior Alabama Brenda Emery (2010), Ms. Senior Alabama Sally Beth Vick (2009), Chappell and Dorough entertained at the pageant and Dianne Murphee, spoke of her experiences as Ms. Senior Alabama 2006. Karen Guice, Executive Director of the Ms. Senior Alabama Board of Directors, emceed the pageant. Guice was the emcee at the Ms. Senior America Pageant in 2012 in Atlantic City. Over 100 persons attended the pageant.
Nicholson and McGuffie will complete for the title of Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant in August, 2013.
Phoebe Donald Robinson is a community columnist and can be reached at email@example.com.