Thursday, August 30, 2007

Best of Luck to Ohio Women at National Pageants This Week!

Right now Erica Gelhaus is in Hoopeston, Illinois at the National Sweetheart Pageant. She qualified for this national, but unofficial, pageant by placing First Runner-up this summer at Miss Ohio as Miss Lake Festival. People always comment about how Sweetheart’s a “pageant in the middle of a corn field” but since Erica is from my home county of Mercer, I’m positive that’s no big deal for her! [Right: Erica and Roberta at Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen pageant.]

She will compete in preliminaries this Friday and Saturday, with the finals on Sunday September 2. If you would like to send her some express mail well wishes, her address there is 920E Orange Hoopeston, IL 60942.
CLICK HERE for a prior blog entry that explains Sweetheart pageants.
Good luck Erica!

Also, Mrs. Ohio Christine Wright of Dayton is competing in Tucson, Arizona to become
Mrs. America. The event will culminate on September 5th with co-hosts Alan Thick and Omarosa Stallworth, a truly hilarious pair, if you ask me! It will air on the WE network on September 21. [Photo on the left by Paul Krajnyak.]

Mrs. America goes on to compete at Mrs. World; last year Mrs. America Diana Tucker won Mrs. World [right] and First Runner-up Marney Duckworth assumed the national title. Best of luck to Christine, who was Second Runner-up to Miss Ohio USA in 2000.
CLICK HERE to see her in some photos from Tucson.

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