Demopolis resident Sylvia Holland was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2015 today in Birmingham.
Ms. Holland, age 87, is a resident of Woodhaven Manor in Demopolis. Ms. Holland is famous for the arts and crafts she makes at Woodhaven Manor. She has made donated more than 45 doll houses to residents and staff members. You’ll also find her participating in church services and offering assistance to her fellow nursing home residents. Ms. Holland and her husband, Earl, we married for 40 years. She has six children, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Holland will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.
The runners-up are (click a contestant’s name to read a story about her):
- 1st Runner-up: Ms. Troy Health & Rehab Center, Dorothy Gainey, Troy, Age 78
- 2nd Runner-up: Ms. Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center, Freddie Harkness, Centre, Age 65
- 3rd Runner up: Ms. El Reposo Nursing Facility, Elizabeth Penn, Florence, Age 77
- 4th Runner up: Ms. Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center, Lydia Guthrie, Hanceville, Age 79
The top 10 finalists, selected from the field of 62 contestants, had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.
Click here for more information about the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.