2nd Annual “Very Special Miss Louisiana” for Young Ladies with Special Needs

TARC of Hammond is sponsoring the second “Very Special Miss Louisiana” pageant on Dec. 5-6, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge  (4728 Constitution Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808).

The event will serve as a fundraiser for TARC. The pageant is only open to young ladies ages 0 months to 23 years with an intellectual disability, a cognitive delay, or a development disability.

“The Very Special Miss Louisiana pageant will be an experience of a lifetime,” states Robin Abrams, TARC Board Member and Pageant Director. “We want to make girls and young ladies with special needs dreams come true. This competition puts its contestants on a memorable path; it will leave you with a memories and friendships that will last a life time.”

The pageant will consist of nine age categories. There will be a queen, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd alternates chosen in each age group. In addition, there will be specialty awards for Fashion, Prettiest Eyes and Prettiest Hair. For an additional fee, contestants may also enter a photo for consideration in the Photogenic category. To ensure every contestant has the very best pageant experience, hair and makeup artists will be on-hand to help each girl look and feel their best.

Every contestant will receive a tiara and a Very Special Miss Louisiana t-shirt for participating in the event.

Special Guest and musician Jamie Lynn Spears will be at the Meet and Greet CANDY LAND PARTY on Dec. 5. Contestants are welcome to dress in a candy-inspired costume.

You can register for the pageant now – Entry forms can be found onlineAll entry forms must be postmarked no later than November 23, 2015.

For more information or questions, please visit the Very Special Miss Louisiana Facebook page, the Event page, or contact Robin Abrams at robintabrams@gmail.com or by phone at (985) 507-1985.

TARC has been a part of the community of Hammond and the Florida Parishes of Louisiana for many, many years.  The mission of TARC is to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to realize their full potential, and to become self-directed and contributing citizens. Currently TARC provides Early Intervention Services, Community Supports and Services; including Supported Independent Living, and Durable Medical Equipment.  


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