September 6, 2012

Gundy Crowned Queen at Nursing Home Pageant

Elvis Gundy was crowned queen of the Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant.

Missouri is divided into seven districts by the Missouri Health Care Association. Each year member facilities hold a pageant if they choose to for their residents. This is where it all started for Elvis Gundy of Memphis.

Elvis was crowned Queen at the Scotland County Care Center Pageant held during National Nursing Home Week in 2011. She then traveled to Hannibal in May 2012 to compete in the District 6 Pageant held along with the Golden Age Games. After being crowned Queen of this Pageant, Elvis was then in the running for Missouri Health Care Association Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant.

MHCA then brings all Queens from each of the seven district Pageants together for this event. This event was held on August 27th at St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles.

The day started off with a luncheon with the other contestants, individual pictures, and interviews with the judges. Then it was time to be presented by Ms. Debra Barnes-Snodgrass, Miss America 1968, and to take the stage for more interviewing and questions from the emcee, Mr. Rob Dvorak. Elvis was escorted by Howard Cotner.

During the tallying of votes, entertainment was provided by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.

Elvis would soon find out that Beauty Is Ageless. Elvis was crowned Queen for the Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant and will represent Missouri Health Care Association. Her travels will include a trip to Jefferson City in March 2013 to the State Capitol Building.

Elvis was surrounded by her family that had made a special trip from Texas and Arizona for this special occasion. Also attending to cheer her on were Elvis's daughter, Linda Larson of Memphis, and son, George Gundy of Troy. Daisy Murphy, Administrator of Scotland County Care Center and Tammy Hammond, Activity Director of Scotland County Care Center, were also present.

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