Volume LIVAugust 2007Number 3

Job's Daughters Pageant Produces a Triple-Crown Winner!



Where can you find the Grand Master surrounded by 13 beautiful young ladies? At the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, of course, where the 38th Annual Miss Job's Daughter Scholarship Pageant was held on Saturday, March 31. After a day of personal interviews, a written etiquette test, a written ritual test and a memorized oral presentation, these young ladies approached the stage with poise and confidence. No, they weren't judged on their swimsuits or their gowns, but simply on their appearance and confidence as young women. They competed to represent their home bethels, and to help raise funds for an important Job's Daughter Scholarship Fund.

The stage was filled with anticipation as the Master of Ceremonies, our own Bro. Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, announced the top five finalists. Each of these young ladies were asked to answer a very poignant question, and then Miss Lindsey Kissinger, retiring Miss Congeniality, announced that her successor for 2007-08, chosen by the pageant contestants, was Miss Kirsten Piatak, from Bethel #12 in Gettysburg.

After the final computation of all the scores, Miss Christy Blaisdell, the retiring Miss Job's Daughter, introduced the new Miss Job's Daughter for 2007-08: Miss Kirsten Piatak! Although a rare occurrence, this had happened once before where one young lady had been selected to serve as both Miss Job's Daughter and Miss Congeniality. But this time it was different, because it was realized by all those present that history in Job's Daughters had been made. Not only had Kirsten won both titles at this year's pageant, but she is currently serving the Commonwealth as the Grand Bethel Honored Queen of the Mary Etta Wright Grand Bethel. Job's Daughters had realized its own triple crown winner! Congratulations to Kirsten and all the 2007 Miss Job's Daughter Scholarship Pageant Contestants!

First CHIP Event in Blair County

The first CHIP event in District 20 was held May 19 at the Family Fun Blast, a community event sponsored by the Tyrone Rotary, Communities That Care and the Tyrone Hospital. Brethren from Portage Lodge No. 220 and Juniata Lodge No. 282, both of Hollidaysburg, co-sponsored the event that "CHIP'd" 66 children.

District CHIP Chairman Bro. Jay Reilly acquired a camera and supplies. Training was accomplished through the support of Bro. Kirk Thomas, CHIP Chairman of District 30 in Westmoreland County.

The members of the CHIP team were very happy with the results of their first event, and look forward to many more.
Photo: Bro. Scott Pacifico, Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg, assists in fingerprinting a child.

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