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17-year- old Donna Marie Lewis cops first prize at the annual Fair

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MISS MONA HEIGHTS 1966, Donna Marie Lewis (Miss Colgate-Palmolive) flanked by her runners-up on Saturday December 3, 1966, shortly after she was crowned at the annual fair held at the Mona Heights Community Centre. At Left is second place winner Miss Eleanor Moyston, who wore the sash of (Miss Purity Bakery), and at right is Miss Yvette Walton ( Miss Serv-Well Stoves) who was third.

Donna Marie Lewis will be heading to Canada next year, claiming her prize of a trip to Expo 17. The student won the competition held at the annual Fair to become Miss Mona Heights.

Published Monday December 5, 1966

Commercial student is “Miss Mona Heights '66”

Miss Donna Marie Lewis, a 17-year-old commercial student, was crowned Miss Mona Heights 1966 on Saturday night at the annual fair held at Central Park.

The second prize went to Miss Eleanor Moyston who wore the sash of Miss Purity Products. The third prize winner was Miss Yvette Walton (Miss Serv-Well Stoves).

Miss Mona 1966 will receive as her main prize, a trip to Expo 17 which will be held In Montreal, Canada, next year donated by Martin's Travel Service. Miss Lewis is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ramsay Lewis of Hope View Avenue, Hope Pastures. She attended Immaculate Conception High School. Her statistics are 36-24-36 and she weighs 110lb. Her height is 5 feet 3 inches.

The second prize winner, Miss Moyston, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Douglas Moyston of Brown's Town, St Ann. She is 19 years old, five feet four inches tall and weighs 119lb. Her measurements are 34-23-37. Miss Moyston represented the parish of St Ann in this year's “Miss Jamaica” beauty contest. As her prize, she received £50 cash.

Miss Yvette Walton wore the sash of 'Miss Serv-Well Stoves'. She is the daughterof Mr and Mrs Isaac of Bougainvillea Avenue, Mona Heights. She is 18 years old and is a stenographer employed to Kingston Industrial Garage. Her statistics are 35-23-39. She also won the prize for the best complexion. Her prize was £25 cash.

Other special prizes were awarded to Miss Michele Mowatt (Miss Castile Beauty Soap) for baring the best legs. The prize for best personality was won by Miss Phylis Barker (Miss New Yorker while her sister Miss Sheila Barker (Miss Bandbox Cleaners) won the prize for the best hairdo. The prize for the best deportment was awarded to Miss Beverley Lynch (Miss KIG).

The girls first paraded bathing costumes and later in evening gowns.

Miss Lewis wore an empire line gown of white and silver lamć with a close-fitting bodice with silver sequins enhancing the scooped neckline. The skirt was slit at the back and she wore matching elbow-length gloves and silver shoes.

The second prize winner, Miss Moyston, wore a gown of gold lamć, with a close-fitting bodice and a plunging neckline in the back and front. The hemline was flared and heavily beaded. with in-sets of white nylon frills. She wore matching shoes and white elbow-length gloves.

Miss Walton wore a close-fitting white gown of sparkling bonded crepe, with sequin-studded straps attached to a circular band at the neck. The hemline was also studded with sequins. She wore matching white accessories.

The beauty contest was the highlight of the Fair which was opened by Mrs Patrick Pichi Sun, wife of the Chinese Ambassador. Attractions of the fair included a children's fancy dress parade, the arrival of Santa Claus, merry-go-round, ferris wheel, train rides and donkey rides. Chairman of the function was Mr Milton Weller, chairman of the Organising Committee.


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