By Dawn Krebs
VERO BEACH -- In front of a packed auditorium, Betsy Ross Horn was crowned the Regency Park Ms. Senior Florida 2013 on March 23.
The pageant took place at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Though the pageant was held in Vero Beach, the contestants are from all over the state, including Melbourne, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Bradenton, Cocoa, St. Augustine and Palm City.
Ms. Horn's talent shown during the pageant when she sung "I Got Lost in His Arms."
"All the contestants are ladies of elegance and all are winners," said Hedi Headley, state pageant director and host of 'Your Second 50 Years" radio show.
Ms. Horn's court consists of Jeanne Larranaga, from Bradenton, as first runner up; Lindsey Smith, from St. Augustine, as second runner up; Terry Johnson, from Vero Beach, as third runner up; and Barbara Wong, of Melbourne, as fourth runner-up.
All the contestants will receive various prizes and gifts, and Ms. Horn will attend the national competition taking place in October at the Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
The presenting sponsor of the event is Regency Park, the independent senior living community in Vero Beach.
The other sponsors included Hometown News, 97.1 Ocean FM, Senior Life Magazine, Minute man Press, Aloha Home Care and Artistic Florist.