The Marshall County Historical Society is taking a trip down memory lane as they revisit the era of the Miss Plymouth pageant, which ran from 1958 to 1987. The 42nd annual Marshall County Historical Society Dinner will feature several of the former Miss Plymouths who will make a personal appearance and reunite for the first time in years, including Tommye Lou (Glaze) Beavers, the 1958 and 1960 Miss Plymouth, Miss Indiana, and 4th runner-up in the Miss America Pageant.
Mindy Langdon, community relations representative for the Historical Society, said Glaze will make a presentation and reminisce about her experience as the first Miss Plymouth and her other accomplishments in pageants as well.
“Her talk is called ‘Titles and Tiaras,’ and she’s also going to be joined by some former Miss Plymouths – we have like 10 other former Miss Plymouths that are coming for a panel discussion and a trip down memory lane, so to speak, as well as Nicole Rash, she is the 2007 Miss Ball State and then she went on to Miss Indiana and she was first runner-up to the Miss America pageant, and she is a local gal from Plymouth,” said Langdon.
Langdon explained that after Glaze’s featured talk, the former Miss Plymouths will have a panel discussion and recap some of their most memorable pageant moments as well as offer pageant tips and secrets and swap stories of their experiences. Langdon said the Historical Society will also hold a short meeting, and several surprises are planned for the event. There’s a possibility of a piano accompaniment with some of the former Miss Plymouths, some special guests joining them such as planners and promoters from pageants gone by, and other features as well.
“It should be a lot of fun. We’re hoping for just a lot of laughs, and a little history and some stories from the girls. So it should be a fun evening!” Langdon expressed.
Tickets for the dinner are $25 for Historical Society members or $30 for nonmembers. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the featured speaker. For tickets, contact the museum by calling (574) 936-2306. The ticket purchase deadline is Friday, May 17.