2015 Ms Massachusetts Senior America Pageant

An enthusiastic group of residents traveled to Holyoke to cheer on JoAnn McNaughton as she competed in the 2015 Ms Massachusetts Senior America Pageant. JoAnn is pictured with three residents at East Village Place—Dick Samolis, Bill Kelleher, and Bob McMahon—who visited the pageant to support JoAnn. Each contestant showcased their “signature walk” during the show and later shared their personal mission statement. JoAnn said that she hopes “To be happy, loving, caring, and then go shopping” which charmed over the crowd. She was also “dressed to the nines” in a black, floor-length gown with jewel detailing. Later on in the pageant, contestants were tasked with completing the talent portion. For this portion, JoAnn gave a heartfelt speech about suicide prevention. In addition, she shared a personal story related to the topic that emotionally touched many members of the audience. We are so proud of JoAnn and how well she represented the East Village Place community. She even took home the coveted “Philosophy of Life” award for her wonderful mantra and her overall positive attitude.

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