Jeff Tackett acted as the show producer, and featured entertainer and helped coordinate judges for the optional categories – such as talent, casual wear, spokes model. Jeff’s wife, Sarah, served as an emcee throughout the weekend and also performed.
The Tacketts always perform a patriotic tribute to our veterans and active military. This year Jeff sang “American Soldier” and had two veterans in full uniform stand on stage with him. The crowd was touched and gave a standing ovation and cheers. The video of Jeff singing to the Soldiers is here: <iframe src=”https://www.facebook.com/
There are 5 age categories for girls, from ages 4 through 18. About 600 families attended the annual event, held at the Indianapolis Marriott, with winners in each age division advancing to the national competition in Los Angeles, CA over Thanksgiving.
Sarah commented “This is a very wholesome, family-oriented program that stresses inner beauty and little girls being little girls, young women being young women. The required areas of competition are interview, formal wear, and personal introduction on a stage. Also required is the community involvement/community service project where the girls donate a book, a stuffed animal or school supplies for local charities to give to those in need.”
The Tacketts have been involved with this program since its creation in 2002, with their friends Megan Alexander of Inside Edition and her husband Brian Cournoyer who are the state directors.
You can E-mail the Tacketts at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can find out more about the National American Miss Pageant at http://www.namiss.com .