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 Miss Virginia Family requests your prayers for the following:

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The Miss Virginia mourns the loss of one of our Forever Miss Virginia's.  Miss Lynchburg/Miss Virginia 1972, Donna Pillow Forehand passed away on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

 Dona Marie Pillow Forehand, 67, returned to her heavenly home on May 20, 2017. Her devotion to her family and a firm belief in the Lord supported her through her health struggles and ultimately gave her peace. Dona was born to the Rev. Charles Douglas and Mrs. Eleanor Smith Pillow, on September 29, 1949. She was immersed in the civic and Christian community. She served for many organizations including YWCA Board of Directors, Lynchburg Historical Foundation Board of Directors, Lynchburg College Alumni Board, President of the Junior League of Lynchburg, Lynchburg Symphony Board of Directors, James River Day School Board of Trustees, Chairman of the 9 Hole Golf Association Boonsboro Country Club, and an active member of Peakland United Methodist Church until her health began to fail, serving on their Administrative Board, teaching Sunday School and singing in the Chancel Choir. Dona was proud to have been Miss Lynchburg and Miss Virginia 1972 and a graduate of Lynchburg College, earning her degree in education. She taught briefly before marrying Mr. James Butler Forehand, Jr. and starting a family. She was most proud of her son, James Butler Forehand. III and daughter, Sarah Douglas Forehand and she shined as a mother and wife. She adored her grandchildren Brenna Marie Forehand (12) and Nolyn Robert Forehand (9) and relished the time she spent with them. Dona lit up the room wherever she went. Her exuberance, sense of humor and beauty was immediately recognized to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was dedicated to God and her family. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator. A celebration of life benediction was found among her saved processions and it is a perfect description of how she was loved and will be missed. Celebrating A Life: We will share and treasure that I carry in my heart. Her memory is safely kept within all the love she spent on me is held in sweet reserve, Every kiss and every touch and every precious grin. I'll miss the many things she did. Each one will be remembered gratefully. Though I will miss her through the years. I am comforted to know she's with her Lord, until we meet again and share eternity. Dona is survived by her, husband, Jimmy; her parents, Doug and Eleanor; her son, James and his wife, Kasey; daughter, Sarah; step-daughters, Linda Forehand and Karen Howard; her grandchildren, Brenna and Nolyn; her step-grandchildren, Max, Brandon and Ryan Howard; her brother, Rick Pillow and his wife, Amy; her nephew, Pastor Patrick Pillow; and niece Madeline Pillow. A celebration of Dona's life will be held at Peakland United Methodist on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. The Rev. John Vest of Peakland United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bill Burleigh of Court Street United Methodist Church and Pastor Patrick Pillow of Chester United Methodist Church will officiate the service. The family gratefully declines flowers and donations, but please hold us in your prayers and thoughts. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

 

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 Sunday, June 4, 2017

2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m.

Home of Don & Alvene Buckley

Miss Virginia 2016 Recital Photos by Julius Tolentino

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Don't miss your chance to make it to the Miss Virginia stage! April 3rd is the deadline.

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Results of local pageants:

 

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The 97th Miss America Competition will air LIVE, Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC!!

Competition Dates

Preliminary Competition: September 6, 7, and 8, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET
Final Night: September 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm ET, broadcast live on ABC

Competition Tickets

TICKETS ON SALE SOON VIA TICKETMASTER

 

Show Us Your Shoes Parade

The Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes Parade” will take place Saturday, September 9, 2017, rain or shine, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Step off is at 5:00 pm starting at New Jersey Avenue and ending at Albany Avenue. Limited seating available in front of Boardwalk Hall.

PURCHASE PARADE TICKETS SOON

Rolling chair rentals are also available during the parade:

Ocean Rolling Chairs
Contact: Stephanie
oceanrollingchairsac@yahoo.com
609-377-0526

Royal Rolling Chairs
abbie@parkplaceparking.net
609-347-7500

Atlantic City Boardwalk Rolling Chairs
609-816-4965
TheodoreAGarry@aol.com

 

After Party

2018 Miss America Official After-Party
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11:30 pm to 2:30 am
Location TBD

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THE MISS CHESTERFIELD PAGEANT POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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Dates have been added for the following pageants.  Pageant dates will be added periodically so check this post often:

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A new/revised Virginia Princess Application has been added to the Princess Program page.

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Miss Virginia 2016 - Michaela Sigmon, Miss Greater Richmond

Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen 2016 - Emily Allara, Miss Roanoke Valley

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4th RU: Miss Chesapeake, Olivia Shedd
3rd RU: Miss Chesterfield, Taylor Reynolds
2nd RU: Miss Piedmont Region, Lauren Mitchell
1st RU: Miss State Fair of VA, Harlie Dale

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All results and special scholarship awards from the 2016 Miss Virginia Pageant are posted here

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Friday Night Preliminary Winners:

Lifestyle and Fitness: Miss Chesterfield - Taylor Reynolds

Talent - Miss Arlington - Veronica Robertson

Special Awards: 

Caitlin Uze Legacy of Kindness Award - Miss Greater Richmond - Michaela Sigmon

Just Dance Roanoke Fit4Life Award - Miss State Fair of Virginia - Harlie Dale

Pageant of the Year - Miss Apple Blossom Festival; Bridget Aikens, Crystal Pullen, Linda Edwards

Executive Director of the Year - Jeanie Smith VandeLinde

 

 

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Miss Arlington - Veronica Robertson awarded the Lifestyle and Fitness Preliminary Award on Thursday night and Dorothy Kelly performed an acapella tap dance. Congratulations to the preliminary winners.

 

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Julius Tolentino has been busy so far this week and will continue to post his photos.  Please give him photo credit when using his photos, which are copyrighted.

2016 Miss Virginia Pageant Week Photos by Julius

 

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Video DVDs On Sale by Jacob Dellinger at Michael's Video. Visit their website for online ordering. A table will also be setup at the Berglund Center.

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Thank you for visiting the new Miss Virginia website, take a look around and check out our sponsors

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