The Pageant began with "This Is My Country/God Bless America", sung in duet by Dr. Sandra Greco/MS SENIOR AMERICA 2003, and Diane Beebe/MS NEW JERSEY 2014, followed by a Military Honor Guard who led the Pledge of Allegiance. There were a variety of performances which included: Jim Craine, Atlantic City's Singing Lifeguard, who sang and entertained the audience with impromptu comedic remarks. Rene Sese, Mr. Mature 2016, sang the Tony Bennett hit song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco". The GRANDE DAMES CHORUS, under the direction of Josephine Araniti, MSNJSA 2007, delighted the audience in a medley of songs from famous Broadway composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the JERSEY GIRLS ROCK danced to the tune of "Happy" .
Kudos to Director Johanne Santori and her husband Adeo for producing another successful PAGEANT. Everyone in the Organization are most grateful and appreciative. We applaud them for their tireless efforts to bring so many elements together, that resulted into a world class event.