Magnolia Community Foundation ponders bringing back Miss Magnolia Pageant

It has been three years since the last Miss Magnolia Pageant was hosted by the Magnolia Area Chamber of Commerce, but the Magnolia Community Foundation is looking to bring it back in 2013.

"I get calls constantly about why we don't have one," said MCF president Deborah Rose Miller. "It's really a chance for our students to engage with the community and improve their public speaking skills and their confidence."

Early plans for reviving the pageant involve incorporating it into the Magnolia Hometown Christmas and Holiday Parade on the second weekend in December.

"The girls can participate in the parade, which helps the chamber by adding to that event," Miller said. "That's an example of what [MCF] wants to do—we want to partner with the nonprofits and work together for the benefit of all."

Incorporating a special People's Choice award is also a possibility, Miller said. Attendees at the Magnolia Hometown Christmas would get the chance to vote for their own winner at the Historic Magnolia Depot the day of the event. The Miss Magnolia Pageant would take place later that evening at Magnolia High School.

While many details still have to be decided, Miller said she wants to make sure the scholarship aspect is still a part of the pageant.

"There's so much involved with that pageant and it means so much to the students that us not having one leaves a void," she said. "We have to bring it back."

The last Miss Magnolia Pageant took place on Feb. 13, 2010, when Magnolia West High School Senior Carter Ingram was crowned Miss Magnolia.

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


MOST RECENT

The city of Tomball's public pool reopened June 2. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tomball pool opens for summer at 25% capacity

Are you ready to swim? The 2020 season spans June 2-Aug. 16.

The Montgomery County Hospital District is urging residents to come to the hospital for medical treatment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County sees 30% increase in out-of-hospital deaths, officials say

“We are hearing the same frightening story from our paramedics over and over again,” said James Campbell, MCHD Chief of EMS. “People refusing to go to the hospital because they are scared of COVID-19. So, this is our message to the community and our neighbors here in Montgomery County: It is safe to go to the hospital.”

The flyer with information on George Floyd's Houston-area services was released June 2. (Courtesy Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center)
JUST IN: George Floyd visitation, funeral scheduled for June 8-9 in Houston area

A public memorial will take place June 8 at The Fountain of Praise church from noon-6 p.m.

The June 2 march will culminate with a rally at the steps of Houston City Hall. (Courtesy city of Houston)
Houston city buildings, some METRO services planned to shut down ahead of June 2 march for George Floyd

Ahead of the June 2 march with members of George Floyd's family through downtown Houston, several city services are planning to shut down early in the afternoon.

With protests over the death of George Floyd expected to continue this week in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for social distancing, and use of sanitizer and masks among protesters. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 388 new cases, 3 deaths confirmed June 1

With protests over the death of George Floyd expected to continue this week in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for social distancing, and use of sanitizer and masks among protesters.

Tomball City Council members unanimously voted to appoint Jeffrey Bert as the city’s new chief of police June 1. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
BREAKING: Tomball City Council appoints Jeffrey Bert of Los Angeles Police Department as police chief

Bert currently serves as a commander with the Los Angeles Police Department and has more than 24 years of municipal law enforcement experience.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

The Woman’s Center at HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball opened April 20, touting two stories of women’s services. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Women’s health care services pop up in Tomball

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball is among several entities eyeing expanded women’s care throughout the Greater Tomball area to improve proximity to quality care, health care leaders said.

Montgomery County commissioners met June 1 for a special session in Conroe. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County commissioners greenlight $500 economic stimulus proposal

Application are due between July 1 and Aug. 1. Online and in-person application information will be posted when information becomes available.

See a ZIP-code breakdown of COVID-19 recoveries and active cases in Tomball and Magnolia. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: COVID-19 cases, recoveries by ZIP code in Tomball, Magnolia

See a ZIP code breakdown of COVID-19 recoveries and active cases in Tomball and Magnolia.

Montgomery County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases since May 29. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County COVID-19 recoveries increase June 1; 12 new cases reported since May 29

County health officials reported a total of 484 COVID-19 recoveries as of June 1, while 456 cases remain active.