Sandi Sorenson and Becki Boyd enjoyed the meal at the 1880 Grill but they enjoyed the fashion show more as Boyd was one of the models and was having the time of her life. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant held their annual fashion show fundraising event at Conestoga Golf Course’s 1880 Grill on Saturday April 1 where a packed house enjoyed entertainment, raffles and the wonderful fashions provided by many of the local boutiques and shops. Entertainment was provided by Ms. Senior Mesquite 2016 Jean Hardman and the band ‘Strings-n-Things.’ Current Ms. Senior Nevada Terri MacTaggart was present for the occasion.

The annual pageant fashion show is the fundraiser of the year for Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant contestants and the proceeds are given to various non-profit organizations and arts groups in Mesquite who use the donations to improve their individual programs but this year Ms. Senior Mesquite may keep some of those funds.

The former and present pageant contestants modeled fashions, wigs and accessories from local vendors such as Steven’s Boutique and Stage stores.

There was a table full of door prizes were provided by local groups, vendors and individuals which were given away to attendees throughout the event and silent auction items that kept the crowd checking and resigning the clipboards.

The 2017 Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant won’t be held this year due to not having enough contestants. Ms. Senior Mesquite will also not be represented in the 2017 Ms. Senior Nevada Pageant which is usually held in August.

For more information on the Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant please contact Mary Nelson at 702-994-0041, Merri Erickson at 702-346-2344 or Geni Barton at 435-669-5224.