This happy lady is one of the artists in the Alzheimer's Memories in the Making art program at a Care Community in Colorado Springs. When I visited last week I found out that they had taken her down to the State Fair in Pueblo to participate in the Silver Queen Pageant - an event that has been going on for 37 years! All contestants had to exhibit a talent and hers was her art. In this photo she is holding up one of her paintings in progress.
Here she is with her trophy. She told me with a smile that she thought they gave all the ladies one but they also got to enjoy a delicious lunch and she had a wonderful day. The whole story really touched my heart - what a lovely way to celebrate these Silver Queens!