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Greene Resident Named Mrs. Maine International

Posted March 11, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
GINI HAINES

(March 11, 2014) Greene, ME. – Janet Desmarais, 44, of Greene, was crowned Mrs. Maine International last month and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2014 during the final competition to be held for the first time in its new home of Jacksonville, FL, July 22-28, 2014.

Desmarais is the proud wife of Bill and an active mother of two children Kristy and Brent and two stepchildren Will and Courtney. She serves as the operations manager for Merry Maids in Lewiston. She’s also an active community servant volunteering her time and talents to numerous local organizations. She is hoping to work closely with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America during this year, which will serve as her platform during her reign as Mrs. Maine International. Having lost her Aunt to Alzheimer disease, Desmarais is committed to raising money for research and support for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and their families.

“I watch first hand my daughter commit her time and love to a wonderful family currently trying to get through each day. I am hoping to help promote understanding, support and commitment so those who battle this disease, don’t feel so alone. It could be your love one, a friend, a family member, a neighbor who suffers in silent pain. I hope to reach out and show support and declare you are not alone.”

In addition to each contestant’s charitable platform, International Pageants, Inc. supports the National Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program through volunteer and financial support. The Go Red for Women movement is dedicated to fighting heart disease among women.

The Mrs. International Pageant is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates Miss International and Miss Teen International pageants. It is the only platform-based pageant system dedicated to highlighting women’s accomplishments through community support. Mrs. International showcases married women 21-to 56 years old and features three categories of competition, including interview, evening gown and fitness wear. For more information, visit www.mrsinternational.com. Find Janet on Facebook at mrsmaineinternational2014

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