Greenville resident Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 today in Birmingham.

Millie McDonald, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016

Millie McDonald, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016

Ms. McDonald, age 81, is a resident of Crowne Health Care of Greenville. She was crowned by Miss Alabama Hayley Barber at the 33rd annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.

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:

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.

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2016 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant top five finalists, from left to right: 3rd runner-up Betty Yates, 1st runner-up Taressa Green, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 Millie McDonald, 2nd runner-up Edna Kilgo and 4th runner-up Maudie Hancock.