The end of one tradition and the beginning of a new one

by | Aug 23, 2023

Miss Nackawic makes way for Miss Nackawic-Millville

Six talented and accomplished young women from the Nackawic area faced off in the Nackawic Arena on Aug. 18 to see who would become the first Miss Nackawic-Millville.

This year’s Festival on the Bend theme was Back to the 80s, with the music and decorations taking inspiration from that.

The show began with a short introduction to the pageant by Master of Ceremonies Maridel Farrell, wearing a vintage dress from the 80s. Her introduction was followed by Miss Nackawic 2022, Charisma Farrell, singing O Canada.

The contestants then launched into a musical number set to various hits from the 1980s, such as The Summer of 69 and Jessie’s Girl, with choreography directed by Janic Theriault.

The Mayor of Nackawic-Millville, Tim Fox, then spoke, congratulating contestants on their accomplishments and wishing them luck.

Judges for the event were Sandra Messer, Dave Lawrence, and Tanya Cloutier.

Contestants were marked on their performance during the pageant and their ability to answer questions that judges posed during one-on-one sessions earlier in the week.  

Contestants participated in a casual wear fashion segment before Charisma Farrell’s last speech as the final Miss Nackawic. An evening wear segment and question period followed her speech.

When asked what it meant to be a modern woman, Emma Rosa-May Spavold said, “You have to be confident in yourself and be true to yourself.”

Judges decided who the winners would be while Steve Knox entertained the crowded arena.

Gracie Irene Myshrall was crowned the first Miss Nackawic-Millville and was awarded the Joyce Gordon Memorial Award.

Emma Rosa-May Spavold was crowned 1st Princess, and Abbigayle Lee-Anne Cullins was named 2nd Princess.

Faith Julia Shaw was crowned Miss Congeniality and won Best Poster, while Charlotte Ava Wilcox was Miss Autobiography. Winners received gifts donated by businesses in the community as prizes.

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