Thursday, September 25, 2014


When reporting the news it is always wise to "check the facts" beforehand.  Unfortunately, this was not the case regarding MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2014, Diane DeSalvo Beebe, and her impressive itinerary.  Therefore, a correction needs to be made.  In the preceding article, it was reported that Diane had already met with the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 The meeting was actually earlier this evening in the Chamber Room of the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Chairman Andrew Koontz read the Proclamation of Achievement to QUEEN Diane, as the other members looked on.

Another photo for the pleasure of the "paparazzi" at the completion of the ceremony.

This reporter apologizes for causing any confusion to the family and friends, of QUEEN Diane, who support her by physically attending these events, or reading about them on this blog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Since winning the title of MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2014, Diane DeSalvo Beebe has been busy traveling throughout the Garden State, promoting the positive aspects of aging.  She and her "Queens Court" have been featured performers in  NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB SHOWCASES, and in  parades.  Also included in her itinerary are solo appearances in trade shows and radio and TV interviews.

Recently Diane met with Andrew Koontz, Chairman, Mercer County Freeholders, who presented her with a written Proclamation of Achievement.  She has also received a written Proclamation from both Houses of the New Jersey State Legislature. 

Yesterday, she was invited to Hopewell Township Town Hall, and was honored by Mayor Vanessa Sandom and members of the Town Council at their monthly meeting.   The event was covered by local TV and newspaper.

 Diane DeSalvo Beebe, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2014 and Mayor Vanessa Sandom, smiled for the papparazzi.  Mayor Sandom then read the Proclamation of Achievement Award,  congratulated the Hopewell Township resident, and wished her good luck in the upcoming MS SENIOR AMERICA NATIONAL PAGEANT 2014. 

Afterwards, Diane spoke about her experiences as "QUEEN" thus far, and of her excitement as she looked forward representing her Town, County and State in the MS SENIOR AMERICA NATIONAL PAGEANT 2014. She invited everyone to "bring your banners and come on down to cheer me along".  All in attendance expressed their appreciation with cheers and warm applause.

Pageant week is Sunday, October 26th through Friday, 31st.  Diane and the other State Queens arrive on Sunday, at Resorts.  The week will have events for the public to attend which are: 1st and 2nd Preliminary Pageants, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Final Pageant on Thursday.  Starting time for all 3 Pageants is 1:00 PM in the Superstar Theater.  For ticket information/purchase go to the Senior America website:  

Saturday, September 20, 2014


AtlantiCare Health System held their annual Senior Health Fair on Thursday, September 18th, at the Hammonton Canoe Club.   "It takes more than medicine to build a healthier community", is their motto. Around 200 Seniors attended the annual Fall event.  Doctors were on hand and spoke on issues concerning Seniors.  A complimentary luncheon was served in the banquest hall overlooking beautiful Hammonton Lake, followed by a NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB SHOWCASE.   The show contained a variety of performances ranging from grand opera, to pop and jazz tunes, and comedy and dance routines.  This year, the show was enhanced by the enthusiasm of an elderly gentleman who sat in the front row.  He became the "object of affection" for several of the ladies' performances.  It was done in good taste and everyone had a good time.

Diane DeSalvo Beebe/MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2014, flanked on both sides by the elegant ladies of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, outside of the Canoe Club, along the banks of  Hammonton Lake.

The finale of New Jersey Cameo Showcase at the Hammonton Canoe Club was met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation as the ladies took their final bow. 

AtlantiCare is a sponsor of the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT.  The pageant organization is very thankful for their ongoing support, and is proud to entertain at such a worthy event.