Marybeth Phillips became Miss Mayo in 1972. It was a huge surprise, but it has influenced her involvement in Philly’s Irish community ever since. Now, as the Mayo Association of Philadelphia prepares to crown its 50th Miss Mayo, Phillips is trying trying to round up as many former Miss Mayos as possible.
Kathleen Paulson, the 2010 Miss Mayo, has danced for years without winning a competition. But her new title makes up for a lot.
The Mayos’ 2010 bash at the Irish Center was crowded … in short, a rousing success. It was a night that saw the crowning of the new Miss Mayo and honors for Sister James Anne Feerick.
Kaitlyn Linsner didn’t win, but the experience brought her closer to her Irish heritage all the same.
The 104th gathering of the Mayo Association of Philadelphia saw the crowning of a new Miss Mayo.