Catwalkers wanted for Seniors pageant

Entrants will hit the catwalk in a bid to be crowned Mr/Mrs/Miss Tairawhiti Senior.

Entrants will hit the catwalk in a bid to be crowned Mr/Mrs/Miss Tairawhiti Senior.

AFTERNOON OF FUN GUARANTEED: Nona Aston will MC a beauty pageant with a difference at the Cosmopolitan Club this Friday afternoon from 1.30pm. All entrants for the inaugural Mr/Mrs/Miss Tairawhiti Senior must be aged 65 years or over. It will be a fun afternoon out and is free to enter and watch. Picture by Paul Rickard

A BEAUTY pageant not to be missed is to be staged at the Cossie Club on Friday.

Dressed in either leisure, evening wear or sunsmart, entrants will hit the catwalk in a bid to be crowned Mr/Mrs/Miss Tairawhiti Senior.

Prospective competitors must be aged 65 and over and it is free to enter.

Tairawhiti Positive Ageing Trust trustee Judy Livingston encourages seniors to enter the event, which starts at 1.30pm at the Cosmopolitan Club.

“It is all about having fun and enjoying an afternoon out,” she said.

Ms Livingston said so far 10 women had entered but only one man. They would love to see more and entries will be taken on the day.

Further entries welcome

“The trust would welcome more entries and it would make for a much more fun day out.

“So come on, anyone who feels like strutting their stuff for a good cause, come dressed in your preferred choice of clothes, leisure, evening wear or sunsmart, so no need to get changed.

“There is nothing like getting dressed up and being seen by other people.

“Even if one does not win, the act of participation itself gives pleasure to fellow contestants and the audience members.”

Ms Livingston said it was also a chance for those 65-years-plus to network and maybe even make new friends.

This little local event might not seem like much but gaining a title of Mr/Mrs or Miss Tairawhiti Senior would mean something to those that gain them, she said.

“Finally, the main reason to enter is that somebody has to win, and your chance of winning is as good as anyone else’s.

“As the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it. If you don’t enter, your chance of winning is zero.

“So have a go and see what happens. It could be your lucky day.”

A BEAUTY pageant not to be missed is to be staged at the Cossie Club on Friday.

Dressed in either leisure, evening wear or sunsmart, entrants will hit the catwalk in a bid to be crowned Mr/Mrs/Miss Tairawhiti Senior.

Prospective competitors must be aged 65 and over and it is free to enter.

Tairawhiti Positive Ageing Trust trustee Judy Livingston encourages seniors to enter the event, which starts at 1.30pm at the Cosmopolitan Club.

“It is all about having fun and enjoying an afternoon out,” she said.

Ms Livingston said so far 10 women had entered but only one man. They would love to see more and entries will be taken on the day.

Further entries welcome

“The trust would welcome more entries and it would make for a much more fun day out.

“So come on, anyone who feels like strutting their stuff for a good cause, come dressed in your preferred choice of clothes, leisure, evening wear or sunsmart, so no need to get changed.

“There is nothing like getting dressed up and being seen by other people.

“Even if one does not win, the act of participation itself gives pleasure to fellow contestants and the audience members.”

Ms Livingston said it was also a chance for those 65-years-plus to network and maybe even make new friends.

This little local event might not seem like much but gaining a title of Mr/Mrs or Miss Tairawhiti Senior would mean something to those that gain them, she said.

“Finally, the main reason to enter is that somebody has to win, and your chance of winning is as good as anyone else’s.

“As the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it. If you don’t enter, your chance of winning is zero.

“So have a go and see what happens. It could be your lucky day.”

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