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Seeking Contestants for Ms. Mature Irving Pageant

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. June 22, 2017

Join the Heritage Senior Center in its celebration of ageless beauty! Registration for the 2017 Ms. Mature Irving Pageant is open now through 5 p.m. July 10 for women ages 60 and older. 

The 35th Annual Ms. Mature Irving pageant, which celebrates the beauty, personality and energy of senior women, will take place 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Irving Arts Center. Weekly rehearsals will be held 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning July 14 at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. 

To learn more about the Ms. Mature Irving pageant, contact Pat Davenport at (972) 721-2496.

Meet 2016 Ms. Mature Irving

About the Pageant

This program is sponsored by the Heritage Senior Center of the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. The Ms. Mature Irving Pageant strives to showcase the talents of senior citizens. It is our goal to demonstrate the worth of the senior citizen to the community, and to choose someone "young at heart" to represent the City of Irving at official functions.

This is a beauty contest held every autumn in which the beauty of the spirit is celebrated. The pageant is multi-ethnic, and city wide. You can register through any of the city recreation centers throughout the city. Ms. Mature Irving is a pageant for women age 60 and older. The pageant consists of three categories: personality, talent, and evening wear. We have always enjoyed terrific community support from city officials, area merchants, and civic groups.

The event's goal is to create greater awareness of the worth of Irving's senior women, and also to promote a positive image of our seniors. We would be honored to have ladies from organizations all over the City of Irving, to participate in this year’s pageant. There will be some work, but rest assured that there is also fun.

If you would like to know more about the pageant or about the Heritage Senior Center, please contact Pat Davenport, at (972) 721-2496 or by email.

The Pageant's History

Linda Spencer and Cindy Jones founded the Ms. Mature Irving Pageant in 1982. The first pageant was held at the senior center. Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Bill Thompson served as the emcee. The idea caught on and a great institution was born! In 1983, the pageant moved to the Buena Vista Theater, now known as the Theater In The Commons, and was held there for the next six years. When the Irving Arts Center opened in 1990, the Carpenter Theater became the home to the Ms. Mature Irving Pageant. 

Many exciting things have happened during the run of the pageant. In 1990, the Ms. Mature Irving had the privilege of using the Ms. America Pageant stage set. The largest part of the set involved a huge staircase, which our ladies navigated beautifully. One contestant, Vivian Martin-Kleinwachter, was performing a roller-skating routine as her talent. She descended the stairs on her roller skates! At the 1992 pageant, a young girl singer from the Johnny High Music Revue performed. Her name was Leanne Rimes.


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