Catherine McCune proves that age is not an obstacle. She is 98 years old and the winner of the Ms. Eaglecrest pageant held Sept. 15.
All the ladies who participated in the annual pageant at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab are winners. The five who participated ranged in age from 73 to 98. They all have impressive lives.
Lorene Brown, for instance, was a teacher for 30 years. Evelyn Burton receive a proficiency award for program analyst/project manager efficiency in the army. Burton was first runner-up.
Rita Jaquet was the first woman to own and operate a real estate office in Wisconsin. Allie McBride was Sharp County Senior Citizen of the Year in 1996 and served on the board of NADC for seniors. McBride was second runner-up. McCune is 98 years old and is admired by all who meet her. She enjoys exercising, attending church, bingo and crafts.
John Teegarden escorted all the ladies onto the stage. Cindy Bragg was the emcee for the event. The judges were Millie Collins and Wanda Girtman. Mildred Webb served as pianist.
Many worked to make this event such a success, including the staff at Eaglecrest: Linda Hall, administrator; Ray Maggard, activity director; Tammy Luedemann, activity assistant; John Wallace; Becky Campos; Tammy Luedemann, activity assistant; John Wallace; Becky Campos; and Andy Bair.
McCune will attend the District 8 Queen Pageant Oct. 4 at Newton County Nursing Home.