Ten young women competed May 10 in the 2014 Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove Business Scholarship Pageant at Cary-Grove High School. Contestants crowned for the title won $1,000 scholarships from the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.
Congratulations to Miss Cary 2014 Kelly Cunningham and Miss Fox River Grove Magalie Baker. Congratulations also to Miss Cary first runner-up Rachel Ehlers, Miss Cary second runner-up Brianna Galvin, Miss Fox River Grove first runner-up, Melanie Perkins, and Miss Fox River Grove second runner-up Kendall Teufel. All the contestants did a fantastic job and it was a wonderful evening.
The Pageant Committee was comprised of Lisa Raupp of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pageant Director; Ellen McAlpine of envoy Mortgage Corp.; Kelly Miller of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell; Rebekah Chisholm of Melaleuca the Wellness Company; and Deanna Behm-Liss of Three Oaks Assisted Living.
A special thank you to pageant and contestant sponsors: Sage Products Inc., Leo Pontano Professional Painting Inc., The Goddard School, Cary Grove Performing Arts Centre, True Value Manufacturing, Frisch & Barrett Insurance Agency, Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic, Brunch Café, Build A Comp, and Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium. And lastly, thanks to prize donors: Cary Physical Therapy, Anytime Fitness, Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Merle Norman, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cary Country Club, CVS, Cary Park District, Alpine Accessories, Raue Center for the Arts, Shaklee 180, WashWerks Detail Center, and Cary Grove Dental.
The process leading up to the Miss Cary/FRG Pageant is designed to provide the contestants with valuable communication and speaking skills, and knowledge about local business. They are formally introduced to the business community and area leaders, get involved in community service, and are trained in speaking and presentation skills. The evening of the pageant the contestants participate in an evening gown competition, an interview session and give a live presentation on their business sponsor. Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove as well as runners up receive scholarship money.
The Miss Fox River Grove Pageant was started in 1955 and the Miss Cary Pageant began in 1963.