Junior Jessica Amaya didn’t win Miss Southeast, but made a lasting impression.
During the talent portion of the March 25 pageant, she delivered a dramatic monologue while holding a portrait of an injured Haitian man, speaking as his voice, praying and hoping for rescue after the Jan. 12 earthquake.
A sensitive, yet powerful performance.
Scarlett Davis is the new Miss Southeast. Her court includes Jessica Holt, Samantha Marvel and Dakota Schoettle.
Celeste Matthews won Miss Congeniality.
n Say it ain’t so! Susan Mitchell hit the Big 5-0! Cheers from husband Ed.
n Head custodian Ed “Mr. Ed” Nichols is retiring from Braden River Elementary School. Ruth’s “Honey Do List” awaits.
n Beverly Robinson is 39. Again. Cheers from daughters Sabrina and Shanna and son Bobby, back from his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
n Joan Del Vecchio is United Methodist Woman of the Year at Ellenton United Methodist Church.
n Ron and Sue Tessmer are wed 50 years. Cheers from daughter Lori.
n Ballard Elementary kindergartner Haley Simpson does a hilarious imitation of Elvis Presley.
n Speaking of an Elvis fan, John “Parrot Head” Horne joins guest bartenders Mary “Bambi” Forristall, Teresa “Trixie” Rawe and Will “Mojito Man” Robinson at Tropical Nights 2010 “Sunsets & Sandcastles” fundraiser, 6 p.m. April 10 at the Robinson Riverview Boulevard home.
Visit www.mealson wheelsplus.org for details.
n Kadian Webster is 3 on Easter Sunday. Cheers from parents LaShawnna Randall and Eddric Webster, grands Greg and Mary Randall, aunts Taccara, Tamika and Makayla, as well as cousins Andrew, Nijah and Jatorrin.
n Challenger Baseball, for any child with a disability ages 5 to 18 — or 21 if still in school — holds registration 3 p.m. Saturday at Norma Lloyd Park, 1020 24th St. E., Bradenton.
A barbecue and Easter Egg Hunt follows at 5 p.m.
Burgers, dogs and drinks will be provided, but folks are asked to bring a covered dish and basket for children to collect eggs.
Call Norma Lloyd at 747-4996. Or Sandy Camus at 744-0087.
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