23rd Annual Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant Celebrating the Age of Elegance

Photo Opportunity on July 1

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services will be hosting the 23rd Annual Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Selena Auditorium, located at 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard. Contestants will participate in four events: interview, evening gown, talent presentation, and present a statement that conveys her “philosophy of life.” 

The 2018 Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant’s contestants are Carolyn Dorsey, Oralia Kerner, Susan Luna, Cindy Payne, Charla Piper, and Juanita Saenz from Corpus Christi; Dee Dee Bernal, from Beeville, TX. The contestant ages range from 62 to 72.

The goal of the pageant is to motivate and encourage senior women to utilize their full potential and to share a positive outlook on life with others. The pageant is based on the belief that ‘Seniors are the foundation of America. It is upon their knowledge, experience, and resources that the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society.’       

The local winner will represent the Coastal Bend in a state pageant, and the statewide winner will compete for the national title. The reigning Ms. Coastal Bend Senior is Mae Kelley. Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant is a non-profit organization and depends on the support of the community. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available via Ticket Master or City Hall – Senior Community Services Office.

For more information about the pageant and tickets, please call (361) 826-3150.   

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3132 at least 48 hours in advance. 

23rd Annual

Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant


July 1, 2018

Pageant Emcees – Leticia Mondragon, Community Engagement Representative, GenCure

                                 John Thomas Kobos, KIII TV News First Edition Anchor

* Presentation of Colors

* Pledge of Allegiance led by Ms. Hortencia Cisnero-Meurer, Ms. Texas Senior 1995

* Special Dance Presentation by Contestants & Former Queens

* “Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Day” Proclamation presented by Rudy Garza, Council Member

* Introduction of Contestants                 

* Evening Gown Presentation & Philosophy of Life

* Talent Competition - Two Contestants

* Introduction of Judges

* Talent Competition - Three Contestants

* Introduction of Founder, Special Guests, & Sponsors

* Talent Competition - Two Contestants

* Introduction of Pageant Committee

* Farewell Talent Presentation by Mae Kelley, Ms. Coastal Bend Senior 2017

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Intermission ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*  Special Entertainment  

*  Parade of Contestants

* Creed Presentation & Final Walk – Mae Kelley, Ms. Coastal Bend Senior 2017

* Awards Presentation

Ms. Congeniality

Third Runner Up

Second Runner Up

First Runner Up

Crowning of Ms. Coastal Bend 2018

Reception Immediately Following in Lobby