Miss America

 

 

Miss Arkansas Foundation Hall of Fame Award Nominations Due May 30, 2014.  The Hall of Fame Award is to honor a former contestants who has EVER competed in any Local or State Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. Look at the description for details.   If a woman won the Miss Arkansas title she is not eligible.  The objective is to promote the Miss Arkansas system; to recognize the high caliber and quality of women that have competed in the Miss Arkansas system; and, to present two awards annually to former contestants that have demonstrated excellence in any (or a combination) of the areas of: community service, academia, professional achievement, personal strength or focus on the family. 

 


June 15th-21st 2014

To be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center

June 15 Arrival; Preliminary: June 18 Wednesday; June 19 Thursday; June 20 Friday; Crowning June 21 Saturday

 


MISS ARKANSAS BRUNCH

May 18, 2014

 Pleasant Valley Country Club,

 #1 Pleasant Valley Drive,

Little Rock, Arkansas

 

 BRUNCH 10:45 a.m.

MISS ARKANSAS BRUNCH INFORMATION

 

MISS ARKANSAS BRUNCH - RESERVATION FORM

 

 

Dear Miss Arkansas Patron,

We are beginning preparations for an exciting year at the Miss Arkansas Pageant and one of those important pieces of a successful year is YOU! This year, our state has been honored to have an outstanding representative in Amy Crain. Amy has done an amazing job as Miss Arkansas, traveling to schools, civic groups, churches and many other events throughout our state. She was honored to be named a Top 15 semi-finalist at the Miss America Pageant, continuing a strong tradition of our exceptional representation on the national stage.

You are helping to build the scholarship base and secure a deeper commitment to the education of women in Arkansas. The Miss Arkansas Pageant exists to provide scholarship and opportunity to those incredible young women who participate in our program.

Patron sponsorships this year are remaining at $250 and provide patrons with two season tickets, a complimentary program book, and recognition in the program book. Patron tickets will be assigned on a "first come, first served basis." Your form will be date stamped upon receipt and we will seat according to the date received. So, please return your form as quickly as possible. If you need to purchase any additional tickets not covered in this order you may contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 beginning June 1, 2014. You may also go to online to order at www.ticketmaster.com .

IMPORTANT: All patron tickets will be mailed to the address on the order form after they are assigned. All sponsor tickets will be hand delivered or held for pick up in the Miss Arkansas Pageant office at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce prior to pageant week. Pageant week the Miss Arkansas Office will be located in the Hot Springs Convention Center.

We look forward to your continued support of the Miss Arkansas Pageant by your patron sponsorship. Please complete the accompanying form and return by the deadline of April 15, 2014. We know you will enjoy this year’s show and the anticipation of which outstanding young woman will be the next Miss Arkansas!

Thank you for your continued support,

Jessie Ward Bennett

Executive Director

Miss Arkansas Pageant

Don't Forget! Please support the Miss Arkansas Pageant by purchasing your Patron sponsorship tickets by April 15, 2014. Remember to return the enclosed form with your check made payable to Miss Arkansas Pageant or credit card information.

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December 14, 2013 

The Miss Arkansas Pageant is proud to announce a new partnership.  Understanding the overall purpose of organization as a scholarship opportunity for girls to further their education, the Miss Arkansas pageant will ease the expenses of the contestants by providing each contestant with a competition swimsuit, to be worn at the state pageant this summer.  Swimsuit designer and manufacturer Jamye Shaw began designing pageant swimwear in 2001.  With a background in pageantry, Shaw understands the basic construction and detail needed that go into producing the winning swimwear look for contestants across the country.

This opportunity is provided by a generous sponsorship from Robin & Don Houseworth, Laine Berry of The Royal We and the Miss Arkansas Pageant.  Laine Berry of The Royal We in Conway and Jamye Shaw are also providing for this exceptional partnership by facilitating the opportunity for each contestant to benefit from this sponsorship, bringing these award winning swimsuits to the Miss Arkansas stage in June.  

Each contestant will have the opportunity to choose from three swimsuits, in two color options.  There will be (2) two piece options and (1) one piece option in either black or turquoise.  Swimsuits may be altered to properly fit the body, however construction of the swimsuit CAN NOT be altered.  Additionally the adding of beading, appliqués, or other materials not originally included with the swimsuit, will NOT be permitted.

Each local director will be responsible for contacting Laine Berry with their state contestant’s needed size, style, and color, within TWO WEEKS of their local crowning.  Any local preliminary having already crowned their state contestant will need to contact The Royal We within the next TWO WEEKS.  For information regarding the sizes of each piece of the suit, should be directed to Laine at The Royal We 501-327-1555.

The partnership between Jamye Shaw, The Royal We, Robin Houseworth and the Miss Arkansas pageant is one we are thrilled to announce and hope each contestant appreciates the sponsorship as well! 

Jessie Bennett

Executive Director
Miss Arkansas Pageant



The Miss Arkansas Pageant is proud to announce that our long time partners graciously are providing the Miss Arkansas Class 2014 with rehearsal wear during the state pageant. "The Miss Arkansas t-shirt & bag sponsors are confirmed! A big thank you goes to Bella's Gifts, Citgo, Jane White/Megan Farmer, Mountain Valley Water, Oaklawn, The Royal We, and You've Got The Look Photography! Also, thank you to Stephanie Throckmorton-Duty with Clarisonic for providing t-shirts, as well as gifts for our judges!" Maegan Inzer, Miss Arkansas T-Shirt Coordinator shared. Understanding the overall purpose of the organization as a scholarship opportunity for girls to further their education, the Miss Arkansas pageant through these generous sponsorships, will again help ease the expenses of the contestants", Miss Arkansas Executive Director Jessie Ward Bennett stated.  "Our contestants are blessed once again with generous sponsors who alleviate the stress of having to pick out wardrobe for the rehearsal days during Miss Arkansas. Miss Arkansas is blessed with amazing sponsors!"  shared Maegan, a former Miss Arkansas Contestant and now volunteer. Thank you for being the Project coordinator.

 



 

 

 


The ACH-CITGO EVENT April 18, 2014.  7 Contestants and Miss Arkansas Amy Crain visited ACH.  The contestants shared stories of their visit in the Class Facebook Group.  Here they are:
 Thank you all for who you are and these women especially for helping with this event. In case you wondered why these ladies were picked: Miss Arkansas works with various events during the year like the CITGO MDA Christmas event, The Clinton Library reading event and others that Miss Arkansas Organization puts out a call to the class for help. This year the participants at these special optional events names were put in the hat and a drawing occurred. These ladies names were drawn from the hat and were invited to participate with Amy at this event. Thank you ladies for your time, drive time, and participation with Amy at today's event. We will have events next year also so watch for the event volunteer call.
Did you hear what happened to Lydia Beth McCormick when leaving the Arkansas Children's Hospital? I am sure many more have stories from today. "As we are leaving Arkansas children's hospital today, a father comes up to Lydia McCormick, she's wearing her crown, and says....Would you please visit my daughter? She is 6 yrs old. We lost our son last week and she is ill due to her grieving for her brother. How blessed we are and what an honor for Lydia to visit this precious child." Thank you Amy Brooke Crain and Lydia McCormick. Bethany Anne Bell, Claudia Raffo, Sarah Clayton, Makenzie Moore, Logan Moore, and Bailey Moses for representing the 2014 Miss Arkansas Class and yourself today.
 
 Logan Moore shared "I have declared nursing and want to specialize in pediatrics and from the visit today I realized that I would love to work at ACH" You will be an amazing nurse Logan. Your ED Dr. Jim Collins shared that Amy and the other 7 were there by 8:30. Like movie stars a lady comes down to say the filming will be slightly delayed so you all got to visit. Welcome to the movie world. Your all MOVIE STARS in our book!
Claudia Raffo shared: I got to go with Lydia to the little girls room...it was very special! My mom came down with me and we spent the night in a hotel. She was the one who took the picture when she dropped me off! Remember we always have some one special behind us. They may be our ride, our appearance chaperone, our ED, but always thank them cause they help make events special. Thanks Claudia for today. Glad your mom gets to share your Miss Arkansas Journey. Mom's are special
 Bethany Anne Bell shared "I had an amazing experience at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. I found a mutual interest with one of the patients, a 14 yr. old boy named Christian, who said he played the piano. There was one next to the playroom so the two of us went and played duets of Mary Had a Little Lamb and I even taught him the beginning of Twinkle Twinkle and "Let it Go". He promised me he would keep practicing when he had the chance. As usual, I am humbled and thrilled to be apart of an organization that facilitates these kinds of opportunities." Thank you Bethany for giving you time to this Miss Arkansas event your have an amazing talent and sharing makes someone else feel so much better. Good Job.

Jessie Ward Bennett shared with the class: " Thank each of you ladies for giving back to such an amazing place! We are proud of every one of you. Spending any time at ACH will give a perspective of the things in life that truly are important! Thank you!"


 

The Miss Arkansas Pageant will be June 15-21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Arrival June 15; Preliminary Nights Wed, Thurs, Friday and Crowning Saturday, June 21:  The new Miss Arkansas Press Conference Sunday, June 22,2014 and begins her new year. This information can be found on www.missarkansas.org/news. This information is for sharing with MA Friends and interested parties and has been sent to you as a State Volunteer as FYI! The contestants will be in the Austin! 

Miss Arkansas Pageant Hotel Options
 
The following are a list of hotels in Hot Springs that have reserved blocks of rooms for all Miss Arkansas Pageant family and friends.  Reservations are requested within 30 days of the Miss Arkansas Pageant June 15th -21th at the Hot Springs Convention Center.  Thank you for sharing this experience with us!  Please also thank our hotels for generously offering packages for our supporters. 
 
The Arlington Hotel and Spa: Cut off date May 4
Location: 0.6 miles from the Convention Center
     239 Central Avenue
                     Hot Springs, AR 71901
Single Occupancy Rate:  *$85
Double Occupancy Rate: *95
Junior Suites, Mineral Water Rooms and Parlor I Bedroom Suites available
For all rooms there is a $15 charge for each additional person in the room
Parking: Self parking is complimentary. Valet parking is $15 per day.
(Parking is a separate fee from the room rate and taxes)
Website address-http://www.arlingtonhotel.com/
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. on day of arrival
Check-out: 11 a.m. on day of departure
Reservations: 501-609-2566
(Tell them that you are with the Miss Arkansas Pageant Group to get the above rates)
 
The Austin Hotel: Official Host Hotel: Cut off date May 14
Location: Next door to the Convention Center
     305 Malvern Avenue
                     Hot Springs, AR 71901
Rate of *$95 for all pageant groups
Parking: Self-parking is complimentary. Valet is $5 per day.
(Parking is a separate fee from the room rate and taxes)
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. on arrival day
Check-out: 11 a.m. on departure day
Reservations: (877) 623-6697
(Tell them that you are with the Miss Arkansas Pageant Group to get the above rates)
 
Embassy Suites:
Location:  Next door to the Convention Center
                      400 Convention Blvd.
                      Hot Springs, AR 71901
Single Occupancy Rate: *$127 (For 7 nights)
Double Occupancy Rate: *$132 (For 5-6 nights)
Triple Occupancy Rate: *$147 (For 3-4 nights)
Quad Occupancy Rate: *$157
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT SINGLE *$175
Parking: Self parking is complimentary. Valet parking is available for $12 per day (Parking is a separate fee from the room rate and taxes.)
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. on day of arrival
Check-out: Noon on day of departure
Reservations: 501-321-4430
(Tell them that you are with the Miss Arkansas Pageant Group to get the above rates)
*ALL ROOM RATES LISTED DO NOT INCLUDE TAX

 



The Runway Summer Edition


Open Letter to Scholarship Award Recipients:
Congratulations on winning scholarships at the recent Miss Arkansas Pageant! For additional rules, regulations, and information, refer to your copy of the 2013 State Scholarship Rules and Regulations, and the 2013 Scholarship Rider Notification you were given at the contestant workshop. The signed originals of these documents are on file with our office.
In order to claim scholarship winnings, you must provide the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation, Inc. with the proper documentation so that funds can be paid directly to your school, or to a lender if you choose to have your award paid to a student loan. Reimbursement for text books can only be approved with original text book receipts for the current term. Reimbursement for musical instruments or laptops as a requirement for specific coursework must meet all requirements itemized in the 2013 State Scholarship Rules and Regulations.
Payment to your school--Required documentation:
1. A current invoice/statement from the school showing: current enrollment and attending classes (payment cannot be paid for previous coursework or pre-enrolled classes); dollar amount of current tuition/fees/books/etc; student ID number or account number; mailing address of the school where payment should be mailed.
2. A signed statement from your local director stating that you have exhausted all scholarship winnings from your local pageant.
3. A signed, written request from you asking that your scholarship winnings be paid to the school. Include your current mailing address so that a copy of the check can be sent to you for your records.
Payment to a subsidized student loan lender for current or previous coursework--Required documentation:
1. A copy of the student loan promissory note signed by you (guarantor, if any, not required) showing loan account number, and mailing address of the lender where payment should be made.
2. A copy of your transcript showing the coursework was completed for which the student loan was obtained.
3. A signed statement from your local director stating that you have exhausted all scholarship winnings from your local pageant.
4. A signed, written request from you asking that your scholarship winnings be paid to the lender. Include your current mailing address so that a copy of the check can be sent to you for your records.
All required items must be submitted at one time. If partial items are submitted, they will be returned to you for completion and re-submission.
Requests should be mailed to:
Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
c/o Baxter Sharp, Treasurer
PO Box 552
Brinkley, AR 72021
Please allow two weeks for processing of each request.



Tentative Dates set for Miss Arkansas Pageant
( Dates are from pre arrival to Miss Arkansas Orientation )

Contestants Meeting - May 18, 2014 / Foundation Golf Tournament May 19, 2014

June 15 - 21, 2014
July 12 - 18, 2015