The Arkansas Senior America Pageant is coming to Hot Springs Village for the first time in its 31-year history. The 2019 Pageant, presented by Designs Group Consulting, takes place on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Coronado Center. Professional entertainer, Ken Goodman, will host the pageant that is open to all Arkansas women over 60 who are citizens of the U.S., have resided in Arkansas for at least 6 months, and are not former state queens.
“I believe that Hot Springs Village is the perfect venue to showcase and pay tribute to the senior women in our state who make valuable contributions to our communities,” says Patricia Genovese, Pageant Administrator. This is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies dignity, maturity, and inner beauty of all senior Americans. The pageant philosophy is based on the premise that seniors are the foundation of America and our most valuable treasure. It is upon their knowledge, experience, and resources that younger generations have the opportunity to build a better society.
Contestants are judged in 4 categories: TALENT: Sing, dance, storytelling, art, needlecraft, fashion design, photography, music, theatre, comedy, poetry, or another talent to share in 2 minutes and 45 seconds; PRIVATE INTERVIEW with a panel of independent and qualified judges; EVENING GOWN: Show your poise and beauty; and PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE: Your principles of life in 35 seconds.
The winner will be crowned Ms. Arkansas Senior America 2019, and she will represent Arkansas at the National Finals October 20-25, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Known as Arkansas’s Leading Man, Ken has performed on stages across the region, has been a featured soloist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and has entertained audiences with his one-man shows and as Master of Ceremonies, among other things. Joy Dewing, CSA, National/Broadway Casting Director, states “I can say with confidence that Ken is as good as they come.” Currently, Mr. Goodman appears as El Gallo in The Fantasticks and as Cox in Box and Cox, both running at The Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.
Ken is a Founding Member and is on the Board of Directors of The Entertainment Foundation, a not-for-profit organization providing professional entertainment to our nation’s veterans, senior adults, and the underserved.
Ken has been married to college sweetheart Stephanie for 27 years, and they enjoy their 3 kids and 2 grandchildren.
Arkansas Senior America LLC
207 Sherri St, Hot Springs, AR 71901