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Congratulations MacKenzie Herlihy - 2018 Valley Ms.
2018 Mount Washington Valley Ms. Crowned
Nearly $7500.00 was raised for local non-profits by the 12 women who competed in the 2018 Mount Washington Valley Ms. Pageant on Sunday, March 11th. Presented by Mount Washington Valley Promotions, the collaborative fund-raising event was hosted by M&D Playhouse, in North Conway. Each woman was scored in Interview, Runway and Public Speaking by a panel of judges. In addition, each was asked to collect funds for her chosen non-profit, those figures also factoring into the final score.
At the end of the pageantry, MacKenzie Herlihy, representing the MWV Teen Scholarship Program, was crowned 2018 Valley Ms. and received a check for $500.00 for the scholarship fund in addition to the funds she raised in her Ca$h Can. June Waltz represented Carroll County RSVP, claiming the Runner-up position. The top fund-raiser was Vanessa Jones, on behalf of the Bartlett Recreation Department. The other contestants were Sandra Abbott- representing Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society, LeeAnna Bushey - representing Conway Area Humane Society, Holly Fougere - representing Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County, Amanda Knudsen - representing Connect A Pet New England, Janette Kondrat - representing Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Melanie Perkins - representing M&D Playhouse, Nora Pilař - representing Believe In Books Literacy Foundation, Cindy Prouty - representing Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum, and Janice Spinney - representing Mount Washington Valley Supports Recovery.
Reigning Mount Washington Valley Mr., Nate Sawyer, served as emcee of the event, with 2016 Mount Washington Valley Ms., Amy-Nicole Smullen, passing the crown to the new queen. Entertainment was provided by the Kennett Dance Team, Willow Carter and Inspire Dance Company. Local businesses donated “swag” items for all of the participants so everyone who participated, and their causes, were winners in the end.
Event organizer and Valley Promotions Executive Director, Lisa DuFault, was pleased with the collaboration. “Not only did these ladies represent their chosen organizations well”, she stated, “they truly helped one another before and during the event, making new friends and wonderful connections”.
Valley Promotions PO Box 44 Bartlett, NH 03812 (603)374-6241