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McDonald wins Ms. Alabama Nursing Home pageant

Greenville’s Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home on Monday at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.  McDonald will now serve as a spokesperson for nursing home residents and the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA). (Courtesy photo)

Greenville’s Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home on Monday at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. McDonald will now serve as a spokesperson for nursing home residents and the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA). (Courtesy photo)

Greenville’s Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home on Monday.

McDonald, 81, was crowned at the pageant in Hoover.

She will now serve as a spokesperson for nursing home residents and the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA).

“I am grateful for this opportunity to be Ms. Alabama Nursing Home and I will do my very best to represent them well,” McDonald said.

Earlier this year, McDonald earned the title of Ms. Crowne Health Care of Greenville by being voted on by visitors, staff and residents.

McDonald and the other finalists were selected from a field of 53 contestants during preliminary judging in Montgomery. The contestants are evaluated on their outlook on life, personality, poise and involvement in their individual nursing homes.

McDonald said it was a wonderful experience.

“This experience included the entire nursing home,” she said. “The CNAs, the LPNs, the RNs and all of the staff. I felt like we were in it together. I felt like I had the backing of the whole facility. The staff came in and checked my dress, my shoes and approved of my outfits. They asked me what I would say for the interview questions. I felt like they were a part of the experience and therefore when I went in for the interview with the judges I was not nervous as I could have been and I knew I had the backing of the facility, so it just became fun.”