Hardman sets her sights on the Nevada title

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Jean Hardman, Ms. Senior Mesquite 2016, center, is preparing for the Ms. Senior Nevada competition set for Aug. 24 at the South Pointe Casino in Las Vegas. With her are Mesquite Showgirls Jean Watkins, left, Geni Barton, Linda Gault, and Merri Erickson. File photo.

Jean Hardman, Ms. Senior Mesquite 2016, center, is preparing for the Ms. Senior Nevada competition set for Aug. 24 at the South Pointe Casino in Las Vegas. With her are Mesquite Showgirls Jean Watkins, left, Geni Barton, Linda Gault, and Merri Erickson. File photo.

Senior women from all over the state of Nevada will celebrate their ‘Age of Elegance’ on Wednesday, Aug. 24 when they take the stage at the South Pointe Casino in Las Vegas for the 30th anniversary of the Ms. Senior Nevada Competition. Tickets are available now. Representing Mesquite in the competition this year is Jean Hardman, Ms. Senior Mesquite 2016.

Hardman was crowned on April 2 at the Mesquite Community Theatre and has been busy with community activities such as the Mesquite Days Parade, presenting money to community non-profit organizations and entertaining the residents at the recent Colonial Property Management’s Christmas in July celebration at Highland Manor.

Outside the community Hardman has visited Nevada’s state capital, Carson City, with Ms. Senior Nevada title holders and has entertained at the Ms. Senior Nye County competition. Hardman also has a busy personal life which includes her husband and her music.

Hardman performs as first violin with the Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra, in a Celtic music group in Idaho where she lives in the summer and hosts a weekly jam session at Desert Skies RV park in Scenic, AZ. She is also involved with the group Strings-n-Things and performs regularly for functions and groups in Mesquite.

Since July 16 Hardman has steadily been preparing herself to compete for the title of Ms. Senior Nevada. With a hard-working group of board members, Queen Mothers, and family and friends to support her, Hardman will compete in several categories. Talent is 30 percent of their score, evening gown (stage presence and poise) 20 percent, philosophy of life 20 percent and judge’s individual interview 30 percent of their overall score.

All the performing along with her Ms. Senior Mesquite duties and competition is exciting and challenging for Hardman but she says her biggest battle to date is her fight with cancer. She calls herself “almost” a survivor. She has fought hard for the past two years and continues that fight. She’s certainly showing no signs of slowing down.

You can find more information on the Ms. Senior Nevada competition and the pageant history by visiting their website: http://msseniornevada.com/Ms_Senior_Nevada/History.html.

Ticket information for the Ms. Senior Nevada competition can obtained by calling 702-458-9899.

 

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