The spotlight was on seven senior females last Saturday night as they vied for the title of Ms. Senior Christ Church.
The event, which was hosted by the Christ Church Parish Independence Committee, took place at the Christ Church Foundation School, and came under high praises from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley.
Minister Lashley lauded the Committee for leading the way in executing a pageant of this kind. “I don’t believe it has ever happened in the history of the Parish Independence Committees. And of course it is wonderful to bring about that synergy between our senior persons… and the younger ones. It is that marriage that will help to spur the continuous development of this very important programme,” he pointed out.
Chairperson of the Committee, Andrea Grazette, stated that the participants represented the essence of empowerment which women strive to attain.
“Our contestants are talented, beautiful and intelligent ladies that we are very proud of…. The decision to enter the pageant means undertaking the task of becoming a role model within their respective communities,” she noted.
While alluding to the sacrifices which the participants made to be a part of the activity, Ms. Grazette gave the assurance that the end result would be lasting.
“The Ms. Senior Christ Church Pageant is not just a beauty pageant but an opportunity for our ladies to become leaders within our community. The experience and exposure gained from this journey is invaluable and will impact the ladies positively for a lifetime,” she maintained.
At the end of the evening Ms. Atlantic Shores, Mary Cottrell emerged victorious, while Ms. Kingsland, Eudine Chase-Trotman was first runner up and Ms. Warners Park, Letitia St. John was second runner up.