Monday, August 29, 2016

Preliminary Show


Gown by ASHLEYlauren

"Pine Tree" costume created by L & T Couture
Headpiece created by Queen of Hats

Interview Day

Interview Day!  This phase counts for 50% of the contestants total scores.  Jessica wore a beautiful ASHLEYlauren dress for her interviews.

Jessica's support starting arriving in Las Vegas to cheer her on!  Her husband Anson, Mrs. Maine America State Director Debra Pronovost, and Mrs. Maine America 1991 Mary Maloney.

The host of the Mrs. America Final Show is the fabulous Florence Henderson, aka "Mrs. Brady".  Jessica presented her with a Sea Bag donated by Land's End Gift Shop

Rehearsal/Seigels Dinner

"It's a Melvin Thing"

A dinner was hosted by David and Jackie Seigel, founders of the Victoria's Voice Foundation (in memory of their daughter).  The contestants each presented them with gifts from their states, as well as a check for $50,000 which was raised through fundraisers each contestant held to benefit the Foundation.

Gown by ASHLEYlauren

Jessica with David and Jackie Seigel

Jessica with Mrs. America 2015 and Mrs. World 2015

Dinner Party/State Gifts

The Contestants were invited to The Marmel's suite for a dinner party.

A tradition at Mrs. America is the State Delegates each brings gifts representing their states for everyone.  Jessica gave gift bags with Maine "Bumpah" Stickers from Land's End Gift Shop, Coconut and Almond Buko Chips from Cornerstone Food Company, and Coin Purses from Sea Crow Company.

More Mrs. America Fun!

The first day of rehearsals included meeting the legendary Mrs. America Choreographers Frit and Frat.  That evening, the contestants were treated to a wonderful dinner at Benihana.

Dress by ASHLEYlauren

A quick group selfie before dinner!

And She's Off To Mrs. America!

Jessica departed for the Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas on August 20th. Once there, she met her roommate Mrs. New Hampshire America Amber Lilystrom, along with the other State Delegates.  The first day consisted of checking into the hotel and getting settled, receiving her swimsuit, opening number dress, and sashes, and attending the Welcome Dinner that evening.

Gown by ASHLEYlauren

All 52 Contestants with David and Elaine Marmel

Local Titleholder Appearances

Mrs. Limerick 2017 Victoria Cram McLean and her son participated in the Paw for a Cause 5k, held at LL Bean.  This event benefits the Coastal Maine Humane Society.
Mrs. Waterville 2017 Heidi Wheeler (far left) volunteered at the 1st Annual Facing Maine Summer Fundraiser. Facing Maine is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and advocating for individuals and families in Maine who are affected by a facial condition.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Contestant Workshop

Our 1st Contestant Workshop of the 2017 pageant season was held on July 31st.  State Director Debra Pronovost and Contestant Coordinator Christie Cantara met 5 of the 11 current contestants:
Mrs. Chelsea Renee Rogers, Mrs. Windham Betsy Benish, Mrs. Portland Misty Coolidge, Mrs. Buxton Michele Boudreau, and Mrs. Waterville Heidi Wheeler.

Limerick Fire & Rescue

Mrs. Limerick 2017 Victoria Cram McLean is a member of the Auxiliary for Limerick Fire and Rescue and volunteered selling 50/50 raffle tickets.

5k Trot for Autism

The 5k Trot for Autism was held in Lewiston and our ladies were there volunteering for the event.  Mrs. Maine America 2016 Jessica Snowdeal, along with Mrs. Winterport 2017 Brittany Oettinger and Mrs. Limerick 2017 Victoria Cram McLean.

Maine Sea Goddess Pageant

Mrs. Spruce Head 2017 Rebecca Thompson is serving as a Judge for the Maine Sea Goddess Pageant.  She and the Contestants were able to tour the Rockland Coast Guard Station, Atwoods Lobster and the Maine Lighthouse Museum.  The judging takes place over several days, with the winner being selected at the Coronation on August 3rd.

Carabito Corporation

Carabito Corporation and Hairbenders Salon have helped create a beautiful look for Jessica with DiBiase Hair Extentions.  

Friendship Sloop Days

Jessica, along with her family and new puppy, were guests at the Friendship Sloop Days Annual Homecoming and Regatta.  Jessica had the opportunity to speak and hand out awards.