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Photos of former pageant winners from last 37 years to be on permanent display

July 23, 2013
  • From left, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman; picture framer Bill Davis and granddaughter; Hagerstown City Councilman Don Munson; Julianna Albowicz, representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski; Sonny Holdings, representative from the office of U.S. Rep. John Delaney; Benito Vattelana, president of The Maryland Theatre; Hagerstown Mayor David Gysberts; Sherry Rush, executive director of The Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant; Miss Maryland 2012 Johanna Guy; Tom Riford, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Photography By Dale's Dale Swope; Maryland Theatre Facilities Chairman Ron Bowers; and Photography By Dale's Mary Pat Kelley cut the ribbon on the new Miss Maryland Photo Gallery at The Maryland Theatre.
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A grand opening of the Miss Maryland Photo Gallery at The Maryland Theatre was held June 19.

The photo gallery showcases the Miss Maryland winners for the last 37 years.

The photos were donated by Mary Pat Kelly and Dale Swope of Dale’s Photography.

The framing was provided by the following: Bill Davis of Long Meadows Rotary, Barb Jacob, William G. Porter Foundation, Hamilton Family Foundation, Maccaferri Inc. and Ron Bowers. 

This year marked the 42nd year that Hagerstown has hosted The Miss Maryland Pageant as well as the 78th anniversary of the pageant.

The Maryland Theatre is now the permanent home of the Miss Maryland Photo Gallery.

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