I forgot, I had this information and meant to post it Saturday morning. The judges at Miss Maumee Valley and accompanying titles were:
Mr. Larry Hancock, father of former Miss Ohio, Robin Hancock.
Brenda Eber, an Indiana native and business owner specializing in interior walls, painting and design. She says she "has died and gone to heaven since fellow Hoosier Katie Stam became Miss America 2009."
Jill Parker, former contestant in Miss Michigan in the 2002.
Carrie Hutchman, former executive director for Miss Ohio.
Angie Rodriguez, a local director from Maryland.
Laura Bloomensaat, a local director from Michigan.
Richard Dean, an award winning choral director from Waterville.
As for that mud slinging, it's pretty nasty right now! That always happens when a pageant is large and competitive. Remember the days when that many women fought for one crown? Yikes!
I can not stress enough how critical it is for current contestants and parents to STAY OFF THE MESSAGE BOARD! Especially right now! Trust me, I know how hard that is and that the very mention of it peaks your interest, but please think about it logically! Nothing good comes from reading anonymous negativity.
I know how it is; you'd like to see something wonderful written about you... But even if that happens, someone will say you or your mom wrote it. If there's something bad, you might think you want to know, but the manner in which criticism is presented on message boards is almost always more damaging than constructive. Be honest with yourself; deep down, you probably know the things you need to improve. Remember, curiosity killed the cat!
Message boards are a truly fascinating case study; it is by definition a form of communication, wherein communication almost always fails! It's hilarious. Most of the time a discussion will become a matter of semantics instead of the issue at hand. Either the intent is misunderstood, it becomes an argument over grammar or it's simply someone trying to play a head game. Trying to defend yourself is pointless, so don't waste your time and energy.
If you are a current contestant or parent you need to surround yourself only with positivity. They say it takes ten compliments to counteract the affects of one criticism. If you want to help yourself, make a list of what you were pleased with, then contact a judge from the pageant or someone you trust who was in the audience to pinpoint areas to tweak. I promise you, if it's worth knowing, I will post it here. YOU DON'T NEED TO GO ON THE MESSAGE BOARD!
Oh, and if you're the asshole being so hateful... So sorry for you and your miserable life.