King resident runner up in MS North Carolina Senior America Pageant.

Pictured, from left, are Shirley Jones-Byrd, 2nd runner up (Thomasville), Susan Tillman, 1st runner up (King), Polly King, Ms NC Senior America 2015 (Foxfire), and Rebecca Handley, 3rd runner up (Grimesland).

On Saturday, June 6, Susan Tillman, of King, was chossen as first runner up in the MS North Carolina Senior America Pageant. During the pageant 10 beautiful and talented senior ladies from the state of North Carolina competed fore the title.

Polly King from Foxfire was honored with the title and crown of “Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2015” and will represent North Carolina in­­­­­­­­­ Atlantic City, NJ. She and other state Queens will compete for the National title of Ms. Senior America 2015-16.

Shirley Jones-Byrd, of Thomasville, was second runner up and Rebecca Handley, of Grimesland, was third runner-up.

Hostesses were Directors, Beverly A. Wetherbie, Ms Virginia Senior America 2005, Judy Kelley, Ms North Carolina Senior America 2000 and Sarah Daffron, Ms North Carolina Senior America 2010. Entertainment was provided by “The Sophisticated Ladies”.

An attendance of over 150 were at the event in Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Proceeds from the door admissions will be used to sponsor Polly King, Ms. NC Senior America 2015 at the National Pageant in Atlantic City.

The North Carolina Senior America Pageant is a non-profit organization which seeks to enhance the image of women who have reached the “Age of Elegance”, 60 years or better. The Pageant honors the gracious woman who best exemplifies dignity, maturity, and inner beauty. For further information on becoming a candidate or sponsor for the Senior America 2016 Pageant call State Co-Directors Bev Wetherbie 910-944-8171, Judy Kelley 910-328-3671, Sarah Daffron 336-549-7249 or visit Senior America’s websites and

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