Perry earns 2014 Ms. TH&R crownPublished 9:52pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014
When the first runner up in the 2014 Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center Pageant was announced Thursday night, Faye Perry covered her face in excitement.
She knew at that moment she was the new Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center.
“Me? I can’t believe it,” Perry said, clapping her hands. “Me?”
During the interview portion of the pageant, the audience responded with applause and a few “amens,” when Perry answered the question as to what men could learn from women.
Without hesitation, Perry said, “Compassion, strength and wisdom.”
Perry is a native of Montgomery. She has two sons, two daughters and eight grandchildren.
She said she enjoys being a resident at TH&R and especially likes playing bingo and attending the social events, church services and music programs.
“Our queen was very surprised and very gracious,” said Jeanette Dawkins, TH&R activities director. “She will attend ribbon cuttings during her reign as Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center 2014. She will attend the National Nursing Home Pageant in Birmingham in July.”
Dawkins said Perry will also attend the homecoming and Christmas parades in the county and other community activities when possible.
First runner up in the 2014 Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center Pageant was Glenda Horn. She has two sons, one daughter and five grandchildren. She said she enjoys bingo, socials and reading.
Annette Copeland was second runner up. She has two sons and six grandchildren. She lives at TH&R with her husband. The Copelands are the reigning Valentine King and Queen at TH&R.
Dorothy Bullard was named third runner up in the pageant. She listed her favorite foods as frog legs and meat loaf. Where she gets frog legs, she didn’t say. Bullard enjoys the singings, church events and parties at the TH&R.
Mildred Manning, Linda Schultz and Ona Myrle Davis will attend Perry as members of her honor court.
Manning, who likes to be called Millie, enjoys the more active activities at the center, including ball toss, bowling and dice games. She also enjoys singing and the church services.
Schultz has one son and two grandchildren. She also enjoys bowling and ball toss and adds ring toss to her favorite things to do. Church services and socials also top her list.
Davis was born in Shellhorn. She likes to be called Me-Maw by her 14 grandchildren and others, too.
Her favorite things to do at TH&R are bingo, church services, singing and socials.
Bertha McLendon, a former Ms. TH&R was name Ms. Congeniality 2014. She is the mother of two sons and three daughters. She enjoys bingo and the social events. Bible study and church services are among her favorite activities.
Dawkins said she would like to thank everyone who came out to support the residents who participated in the pageant and all of those who had a part in making it a special night.
“Everything looked wonderful,” she said. “The pageant is a lot of hard work and I would like to thank the staff of TH&R for all their help in making the residents feel special and look so beautiful.”