Non profit and evangelical leader Barbara Patterson has been crowned Ms. Senior Jacksonville in the 14th year of the annual pageant. Hundreds of audience members cheered on the eight contestants at the UNF Herbert Center. The evening is a celebration of mature women in our community who are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone by making appearances, knowing their why, presenting their platforms through their story. Every year, the competitive pageant journey consists of interview retraining, networking, platform development, friend making, confidence rebuilding and learning something new and different. Throughout the year, the new queen will make appearance and inspire and empower women of all ages.