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St. Petersburg woman wins top pageant prize

The Miss Wheelchair Florida Pageant was held May 23-25 at the Tampa Hilton Metrocenter. The winners were: Miss Wheelchair Florida, Teresa Kusmierczyk of St. Petersburg; Miss Potential, a tie between Liz Woodard of Fort Lauderdale and Tammy Stevens of Jacksonville; 2nd runner-up, Elizabeth Whetmore of Fort Pierce; 1st runner-up, Miss Congeniality and Miss Achievement, Jeannie Peeper of Casselberry; and Miss Talent, Queenie Archer of Davie.

Any woman over the age of 21, who is a Florida resident and has been disabled for at least a year and uses a wheelchair 100 percent of the time may enter the pageant.

For information on next year's event, call Nelda Helmbrecht in St. Petersburg at 393-1874.

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