Oak View Crowns Pageant Winners

By Sondra Murphy

The Oak View Community Center glimmered and shimmered Saturday during the 2009 Pageant of Excellence. The 13 contestants who participated in this year’s event provided the glamour, which was accented by instrumental music by Marc and Sandi, a formal meal by personal chef Sean Donwen and wit and wisdom from mistress of ceremonies Sharon Carr.  Carr, new to the valley, charmed the crowd by explaining how a haircut at pageant director Kim Armstrong’s salon turned into a mistress of ceremonies gig. “Your daughters reflect this community,” said Carr. “They have integrity, compassion and enthusiasm. They are leaders. They embraced me and welcomed me and I consider them my girls now.” Meagan Rose performed three crowd-pleasing a cappella songs, including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” after Boy Scout Troop No. 503 and Brownie Troop No. 385 presented the colors. Besides family and friends, special mentors to the contestants attended the pageant to

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