Daughter Follows in Mother’s Footsteps

Frann Brooks Griffin Chosen as Ms. North Carolina Senior America

By Sarah Daffron

On Saturday, April 28, the Ms. North Carolina Senior America Pageant was the center of excitement for 14 beautiful and talented senior ladies from the state of North Carolina. Frann Brooks Griffin from Winston Salem was honored with the title and crown of Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2018. She will represent North Carolina in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and compete for the national title of Ms. Senior America 2018-19 during the week of October 14 – 19. Frann follows in her mother’s footsteps as Frann’s mother, Sarah Brooks, who is 90 years old, holds the title of Ms. NC Senior America 1998.

Marilyn Pergerson of Greensboro was chosen as 1st runner up; Patsy Aldred of Durham was 2nd runner up; and Margie Flowers from Whiteville was 3rd runner-up.

Hostesses were directors, Beverly A. Wetherbie, Ms. Virginia Senior America 2005; Judy Kelley, Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2000; and Sarah Daffron, Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2010. Greg Barnes from ABC11 News was Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Carolyn Slade Harden, Ms. Senior America 2017, who is from New Jersey.

Over 200 people were at the event in Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Proceeds from the door admissions will be used to sponsor Frann Brooks Griffin at the National Pageant in Atlantic City.

The North Carolina Senior America Pageant is a non-profit organization which seeks to enhance the image of women who have reached the “Age of Elegance,” 60 years or better. The Pageant honors the gracious woman who best exemplifies dignity, maturity, and inner beauty. For further information on becoming a candidate or sponsor for the Senior America 2019 Pageant, call State Co-Directors Bev Wetherbie at 910-944-8171, Judy Kelley at 910-328-3671, Sarah Daffron at 336-549-7249, or visit Senior America’s websites SeniorAmerica.org and NCSeniorAmerica.com.


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