Greenville resident Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 today in Birmingham.
A music teacher for 45 years, Ms. McDonald often hears from her former students through her Facebook page. She brought her keyboard to the nursing home and gives voice lessons to employees. Ms. McDonald is a member of the Resident Council and uses her outgoing personality to encourage other residents to get involved. She has three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. McDonald 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:
- 1st Runner-up: Ms. Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center, Terassa Green, Birmingham, Age 60
- 2nd Runner-up: Ms. Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center, Edna Kilgo, Hanceville, Age 76
- 3rd Runner up: Ms. Florence Nursing & Rehab Center, Betty Yates, Florence, Age 69
- 4th Runner up: Ms. Henry County Health & Rehab, Maudie Hancock, Abbeville, Age 94
The top 10 finalists, selected from the field of 54 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 individually recognized during the pageant.
Click here for more information about the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.