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Benton House crowns new queen
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Benton House of Covington assisted living has a special community tradition that gives senior residents the opportunity to sparkle, smile and shine in the spotlight. Saturday, May 19 marked the third annual Ms. Benton House pageant at the assisted living community that is home to around sixty seniors in Covington. Director of Activities Betty Britt coordinated this event. Britt said seven lovely seniors all over the age of seventy-five answered questions from three local judges on topics like the best advice for young mothers and the contestants modeled sparkly gowns. The 2012 Contestants include residents:

• Barbara Stokes
• Inez Bowen
• Jean Fields
• Jessie Wade
• June Sullivan
• Mary Crudup
• Naomi Binder

Britt said, "Residents and volunteers both look forward to this event. Moby in the Morning from 106.1 WNGC agreed to be our Master of Ceremonies and residents always look forward to music from Bobby Don Bloodworth and his Go-Pher Broke Band."

Naomi Binder was crowned the 2012 Ms. Benton House and she wore a lovely light purple floor length gown with rhinestone jewelry. Binder says she borrowed her pageant dress from a friend and she thinks the dress brought her good luck. Master of Ceremonies Moby shares he has been volunteering at Benton House of Covington yearly pageants because he realizes the importance of caring for older generations and he values the time spent each year with the Benton House residents. Moby said, "There's something extra amazing about the 2012 Ms. Benton House. Naomi Binder has a classic movie star quality." For more information on Benton House of Covington activities and events please call the senior living community at (770) 788-6660.

Benton House of Covington is a senior living community located at 7155 Dearing Road. The single story design offers a variety of senior apartment home styles and includes an exclusive memory care neighborhood with an innovative design and beautiful enclosed courtyard. Benton House is owned and operated by Alpharetta based Principal Senior Living Group. Valuing choice and dignity Principal Senior Living Group has been serving seniors since 1997. Partners Dave Winters and Kyle Diekmann have over 50 years combined experience developing and managing senior living communities with superior standards. Please visit for a full list of locations and services.