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Patricia on trombone
These are among the things
that inspire 71 year old beauty queen, Ms. Senior Nebraska,
Patricia Starr, to pedal her bike 1,350 miles
Wahoo Nebraska to Atlantic City New Jersey
to compete in the 2008 Ms. Senior America Pageant. That and
the effort to raise funds for her hometown high school band.
--Yes, it is true, Patricia Eliason
Starr from Wahoo, Nebraska is again making headlines. She
was Miss Wahoo in 1957 and represented her home town in
the Miss America Pageant.
Now, more than a half century later
in 2008, she will make a "Journey of a Lifetime" as she
pedals her bicycle over 1,350 miles from her home in Wahoo
Nebraska to the Ms. Senior America Pageant being held in
Atlantic City, NJ on October 19-25 where, having in past
years been a contestant as Ms. Senior California and having
come in second runner up in the national contest, she will
once again try for the golden ring.
No stranger to
long distance cycling, she is truly an amazing woman who
in 2004 at the age of 67, pedaled 3,622 miles across the
continent from Astoria, Oregon to Portsmouth, New
established a $1,000 a year music scholarship at Santa
Barbara City College that will be awarded in perpetuity.
Gabriel says "She not only has the inner strength to
prevail over the many obstacles and adventures out on
the road, she has an hour glass figure that still makes
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In the fall of 2008,
Patricia Starr, who at age 67, rode her bike across America to raise
funds for a community college, will be "on the road again",
this time at age 71, to help out her home town high school band.
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The planned route
for this trip will follow the Old Lincoln Hi-way where
possible and this time she will be pedaling to raise
money for the Music Department at Wahoo's Public High
School. "Giving back is what it's all about", Ms. Starr
chronicling the adventures of her ride, "Angel
on My Handlebars" is being published.
Patricia is a musician, a concert
pianist, singer and trombonist. She
teaches and directs and currently plays
trombone in the Prime Time Band, an 80
piece Concert Band composed of musicians
over the age of 50. Her band, which she
has also directed, is part of a network
stretching across America that includes
almost 100 bands under the name of "New
Ms. Starr has also had the privilege of
performing with Sue Arko's
"Free Spirit Performers" for the past
several years and recently performed
with them in Nashville at the Grand Ole
Opry and Ryman Auditorium, as well as in
Laughlin, NV where she was crowned Queen
of Winter Break, and most recently in
Patricia is also a
member of the Cameo Cub of America for
entertainment, run by Sr. Queen of
America 04, Dorcas Preston "President".
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