Saturday, May 2, 2009

Miss Pomona Pageant is back!

Not many people know that the administrative assistant for the DPOA, Lorena Matarrita, is the former Miss Pomona 2004. There was no mention of this regal title in Lorena's resume'. As a matter of fact her celebrity was discovered months later over lunch with Mickey Gallivan, who chaired the pageant in 2004. Modesty is a strong virtue, a virtue that Lorena "modestly" possesses.

Now, the reason for mentioning Lorena's past is that she was very upset that the Miss Pomona Pageant was cancelled (much like Pomona's Christmas Parade) due to lack of funding and volunteers. Lorena is the catalyst that is responsible for bringing the pageant back. Because of Lorena's commitment to the community and her belief that the young ladies of Pomona deserve the opportunity to participate in the pageant, the DPOA has agreed to sponsor the Miss Pomona Pageant.

A steering committee has been formed to bring Miss Pomona back to the community. Not surprisingly Lorena was elected Chair of the committee. The goal of the committee is to crown the new Miss Pomona 2009 in October, and hopefully at the Fox.. although there has been no discussion with the Fox committee at this time. It's an exciting undertaking that the DPOA is very proud to underwrite.

As more information becomes available it will be posted on the DPOA web site and this blog.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Lorena!

May 3, 2009 at 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you Lorena!
can anyone join the pageant?

June 16, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be eligible to participate in the pageant, young ladies must be an unmarried Pomona resident, under the age of 21, and a junior or senior in a Pomona high school with a GPA of a 3.0 or better. There is no talent requirement, but she must be ready to demonstrate the she is involved in her community and ready to represent the Pomona community.

LoReNa :)

June 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what if she is in college but still fits all the other requirements, can she still run?

November 18, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

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