Search begins for Ms. Coastal Bend 2018

Posted at 4:15 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 05:15:17-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services will be hosting the 23rd Annual Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant on Sunday, July 1, at 3:00 p.m. at the Selena Auditorium, 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard.

The Steering Committee of the Coastal Bend Senior Pageant has begun its search for the next Ms. Coastal Bend Senior. Ladies are invited to an informational session to learn more about the Senior Pageant at a Contestant Information Session on Wednesday, April 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Garden Senior Center, 5325 Greely Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

Senior ladies can meet new friends, achieve new levels of confidence and have a great time! Women age 60 or older who are residents of the following counties are invited to participate in the pageant: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio. The contestant application deadline is Friday, April 27.

The goal of the pageant is to motivate and encourage senior women to utilize their full potential and to share a positive outlook on life with others. The pageant is based on the belief that "Seniors are the foundation of America…It is upon their knowledge, experience and resources that the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society."

Contestants will participate in four events: interview, evening gown, talent, and present a statement that conveys her "philosophy of life." The local winner will represent the Coastal Bend area in the Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant, and the statewide winner will compete for the national title. Ms. Mae Kelley is the reigning Ms. Coastal Bend Senior 2017.

Interested individuals may pick up an application at City Hall, Senior Community Services office or download the application online and Contestant Guidelines at (click ‘SENIOR SERVICES’). For more information, call (361)826-3150.