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Ms. Rockwall Pageant celebrates beauty inside and out

A gently crinkled smile that hints at a life filled with laughter, a crown of graying hair that says you’ve seen a few things in your many years…  there is an unmistakable beauty and grace that can only come with age. And while our inaugural Ms. Rockwall pageant had plenty of glamour and glitz, those elements paled in comparison to the pure joy that filled the room as the beautiful seniors from Royse City Nursing Home, Brookdale of Rockwall, Broadmoor Nursing Home, Liberty Heights Independent Living, and Autumn Leaves walked across that stage with confidence and style!

While contestants worked on hair and makeup backstage beforehand, guests enjoyed delicious food prepared by Autumn Leaves Chef, Tushuna Byrd, as jazz crooner, Brad Ackland, entertained the crowd with toe-tapping tunes from Bing Crosby to Frank Sinatra. After lunch, Executive Director Karen Qualls introduced each of our contestants who made a grand entrance, waving to a cheering sea of friends and family. The judges had a tough decision, but after tabulating all the scores, they were ready to announce the winners!

  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of our inaugural Ms. Rockwall Pageant, Ms. Ima Walls from Brookdale Rockwall!

  • Our first and second runners-up were Ms. Sally Celadona and Ms. Sylvia Pittman, both residents of Royse City Nursing Home.

Congratulations to our winners and to all the incredible contestants and be sure to check out the photos at the end of this post!

This was a wonderful opportunity for the very best in Rockwall senior living to join forces and create a truly special experience for our beloved residents. None of it would have been possible without the generosity of our Rockwall community who helped us turn a small idea into an afternoon we won’t soon forget. Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, neighbors, vendors, and community team members for your time, energy, and kind donations!

We’d especially like to thank the following friends for their instrumental support of the Ms. Rockwall Pageant:

Rockwall Chamber of Commerce
Encompass Home Health
Hospice Plus – Terrell
Pathway Hospice
Garland Behavioral Health
Rockwall Meals on Wheels
Faith Hospice – Dallas
Resthaven Funeral Home – Rockwall

And to our Judges:

Leslie Brewer, Rockwall Fire Department
Dr. Tony Bui, Visiting Physicians Network
Megan Riddle, Rockwall Meals on Wheels

And finally, an extra special thank you to our outstanding Autumn Leaves of Rockwall staff for their hard work in planning this wonderful event!

We appreciate each of you who joined us, and we’ll see you again next year!