Originally from Oklahoma, Majel Redick and her husband Roger have been residents of Sulphur Springs for many years. Having participated in the pageant previously, she returns this year.
Asked how she got the given name ‘Majel’, she replied that she was named for a Sioux woman who was a neighbor of her family.
She was raised in Ripley, Oklahoma along the Cimarron River. One or two of her characters in her novels “Whimsy” and “From the Porch” reveal that same influence of small town life.
She composes poetry and short stories as a form of self-expression. She enjoys the camaraderie among the pageant contestants. And even at our age we are still learning and growing and stretching when we allow ourselves new experiences.
Plan to attend the pageant and support the contestants whose participation is changing the face of aging in our community. It is set for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6 pm in the Banquet Hall of the Hopkins County Civic Center. Admission is free. For details contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-2661.