Seven young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Louisa 2015 on Saturday, March 21. Each contestant will be judged on their interview prior to the pageant, stage presence and will answer an on-stage question.
The pageant will also feature a group dance choreographed and taught to the contestants by Heather Nelson, owner and instructor of Performing Arts 2000 in Louisa. Paul Jones and Tina Kalentzos of Richmond will serve as the master and mistress of ceremonies.
The young lady selected as Miss Louisa will represent the county at the 66th annual Dogwood Festival. During the festival, Miss Louisa will join princesses from Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, Nelson and Orange counties as they attend the week’s planned events. The grand parade will be held on Saturday, April 25 followed by the Queens’ Ball that evening where the new Dogwood Queen will be crowned.
The 57th annual Miss Louisa Pageant is sponsored by the General Federation of Womens’ Clubs (GFWC) Louisa Junior Woman’s Club. The Louisa Junior Woman’s Club is a non-profit organization that has served the community of Louisa since 1955.
Members volunteer their time to raise money to give back to the community through various organizations and projects. Aside from the Miss Louisa pageant, the Louisa Junior Woman’s Club annually awards scholarships to two female high school students, donates to the Louisa Center for Families, participates in Adopt-a-Highway and Adopt-a-Family, sends boxes to soldiers overseas and donates to the Parent Teacher Associations at each county school.
The Louisa Junior Woman’s Club is a member of the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Virginia Lee District Women’s Clubs. Anyone interested in donating to any projects, or the Louisa Junior Woman’s Club, may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday night’s pageant will be held at 6 p.m. at the Louisa Arts Center, located at 212 Fredericksburg Avenue. The doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is $5.