SRS Crisafulli is a fan of the Miss Montana Scholarship Program. Glendive Montana is the home of the SRS Crisafulli factory as well as the Miss Montana and Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Programs. The Town of Glendive hosts a parade followed by three nights of competition ending with the crowning ceremony.
Wikipedia hosts some interesting and entertaining historical Miss Montana facts. The first competition took place in 1939. Ten years later, in 1949, after Miss Montana Carol Fraser's
"horse nearly fell into the orchestra pit, the use of live animals was banned from Miss America talent presentations." In 1970, Miss Montana Jane Opp "took over title after original winner Kathy Huppe resigned due to pageant officials asking her to stop speaking out against the Vietnam War."
Today MissMontana.com describes the program as "the Miss Montana Scholarship Program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities to young women to promote their voices in culture, politics, and the community."
Meet this year's Miss Montana and Miss Montana's Oustanding Teen winners:
|Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen Moira Flynn Shea From Helena. Miss Shea's platform is skin cancer prevention and education. Photo Credit: missmontana.com|
Once again, the contestants made our day last Monday by stopping by the SRS Crisafulli factory for a photo shoot. There were 7 Miss Montana and 11 Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen Contestants. The day was a little windy and a bit chilly but these hardy Montana gals made the annual event a fun success!
Here are some parade day photos:
Watch amateur staff video excerpts of the photo shoot.