Monday, January 26, 2009

Congratulations Miss WV!

I had a chance to visit with Miss West Virginia during the recent Miss America Pageant. Kayla Lynam looked so beautiful and represented the state well at the competition in Las Vegas.

Numerous clothing sponsors from across the mountain state donate gowns and cocktail dresses to the winner each year as part of the prize package to prepare her for the national pageant. If you're interested in donating to the scholarship program, please visit for more information.

I love shopping for cocktail dresses and have found numerous boutiques across the state with fabulous finds. Of course, we all know I love to shop at Elizabeth Michaels in Parkersburg. Leah Lasker Summers, Miss West Virginia 1991, tells me she's found some fabulous dresses at Coni and Franc in Morgantown for numerous cocktail parties.

Other sponsors who have helped wardrobe Kayla for her competition and year of service are The Bridal Suite, business/interview wear from Coni & Franc's, casual wear/rockin jeans from Vance's Blues, and swimwear from The Queen's Choice.

Pictured (above) are former Miss West Virginias Candy Reid, Leah Summers, and Kim Parrish along with Kayla.

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