Pinson woman wins Ms. Senior Alabama
By Gary Lloyd
A 62-year-old Pinson woman has claimed the title of Ms. Senior Alabama 2013.
Donna McGuffie entered the pageant as Ms. Senior Heart of Dixie and competed against eight other preliminary winners from around the state.
The 27th annual Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant was held in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. McGuffie will now compete in the Ms. Senior America Pageant to be held Oct. 24 at Resorts Casino and Hotel on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J.
McGuffie is a vocalist and sang “Hurt” by Timi Yuro at the competition. McGuffie and her husband, Ron, have four children and eight grandchildren. McGuffie has volunteered with the American Red Cross, The Care Group and has been involved in other community service organizations. She is a trained aesthetician and has also been in marketing and sales.
A scholarship will be presented by the Ms. Sr. Alabama Board of Directors to a deserving young lady who is a high school senior from the area of the new Ms. Senior Alabama. The criteria for the scholarship includes academic standing, school activity, community service, need and an essay about a senior adult woman who has been a significant role model for the young lady. Information will be furnished to high schools located in Jefferson County in the spring of 2014. This year’s scholarship went to Laurel Tolbert, of Shelby County, the home county of Niva Dorough, Ms. Sr. Alabama 2012
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