BIRMINGHAM – Ms. Ann Trucks was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2019 during the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, July 29. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2019 Tiara Pennington, who was co-host of the event.

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2019 Ann Trucks

Ms. Trucks, age 76, is a resident of Woodland Village Rehab & Healthcare Center located in Cullman. Ms. Trucks is a member of the Resident Council at Woodland Village Rehab & Health Care Center. She serves as a resident activity volunteer which involves setting up activities and assisting other residents in participating. She was married for 56 years and has three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

“It’s important to let people know that nursing homes are a second home,” Trucks said after being crowned. “If you go into it smiling, you’re going to get so much out of it. I am so thankful God placed me where he did.”

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Trucks 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. Arlington Rehab & HealthCare Center, Eva McVay, Birmingham, Age 62 bio
  • 2nd Runner-up: Ms. Wiregrass Rehab Center & Nursing Home, Gwen Haney, Geneva, Age 80 bio
  • 3rd Runner up: Ms. The Oaks on Parkwood, Tracy Moore, Bessemer, Age 61 bio
  • 4th Runner up: Ms. Falkville Health Care Center, Carolyn Daniels, Falkville, Age 71 bio

The top 10 finalists, selected from the field of 50 contestants, had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

Media Note: pictures, broadcast quality HD video and biographies of each finalist are available at https://anha.org/pageant.

Note to media: broadcast quality HD video, b-roll/SOTs is available at https://vimeo.com/348731893.