Sadly, the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT 2020 had to be cancelled earlier this month, as well as the ongoing activities of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The time honored Pageant which dates back to the 1970's, has given hundreds of ladies 60 and over, a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a crown and State title, just as their younger counterparts, and the chance go further to compete for a national title as well. For many ladies, participation in this Pageant has been a life altering experience, that has changed the way they view themselves, and how they plan to live out the rest of their lives. This year, the dreaded COVID-19 virus has robbed many of this chance.
During these hard times, 2 ladies have emerged, who have tried to keep the ladies together. As they were highlighted in the April issue, Norma McGhie/MSNJSA'95, and daughter Sherri/MSNJSA'15 deserve continued mention.
Another important happening was the meeting of the new board, on Tuesday, June 16th. The MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT has been re-established, and is now an official non-profit organization, with a slightly new name as: MS. NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA, INC.
Here's wishing all the fabulous "ladies of elegance" a safe and happy summer. If you have families nearby cherish every moment with them, even if you cannot physically embrace them. For those ladies living alone, try not to despair. Find ways to lift your spirit. Here's one suggestion: try reading/singing Norma's poem!