From left to right: Third runner-up, Phyllis Chickett from MN. First runner-up, Ruth Gibson from ME. 2009 Queen - Toya Andrew from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Second runner-up, Connie Gabriel from MN. 4th runner-up and winner of the Flaming Glow award, Lynnette Schlager from Pahrump, Nevada.
The winners' court at this year's Senior Sweethearts pageant is shown above. From left to right are first runner-up Frances Christian, second runner-up Lynette Schlager, Marty Tuohy and his wife, Miss Senior Sweetheart winner Carol Tuohy, fourth runner-up Divina Alora-Jacome, and third runner-up Sharon Maloney.
Steve Aguiar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageants of American Inc, with 2005-2006 queen Virginia Freeman and Anita Raposa, 1st Queen of the Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageants in 1978
2011 Nostalgic Pageant
The Miss Senior Sweetheart Pageant of America presented a "nostalgic" version of the 1st Miss Senior Sweetheart Pageant held in 1978. The pageant was held in front of more than 1,000 excited audience made up of families and friends of 14 local greater Fall River contestants.
The pageant was held in memory of the very 1st queen, Anita Raposa and the administrative assistant to the president, Marion Gagnon.Both ladies, Anita Raposa 93 and Marion Gagnon 75 passed away after many years of seeing the pageant grow from a local show to an International event.