Crosswicks Rocks Out at Miss Amazing Music Fundraiser

By Ben Wolverton
January 19, 2019 – 11:43pm

Photo: Marisa Murphy/WBNC News

CROSSWICKS, NJ – It was a packed house at the Crosswicks Community House Saturday night as the New Jersey chapter of Miss Amazing held a music fundraising night. Proceeds from admission and a silent auction went towards the group’s Annual Event taking place in May of this year at Allentown High School.

Winners of the 2018 NJ Miss Amazing Event, which was held in Allentown, addressed the crowd, alongside State Director Kerry Bacsik. Rylie helped spread the message of not using words that bring people down, and Chloe said she can do anything she puts her mind to. Bacsik said the event went great and was impressed with the many talented musicians that came out.

2018 Winner Jaleesa Graham was interviewed on WBNC News earlier this month and said, “[NJ Miss Amazing] really helped me with my confidence. I was born with a limb difference. I was born missing the lower half of my right arm, so I haven’t always been as confident and had great self-esteem, so it really was a day of pampering me. I had hair and makeup.”

Popular area bands performed to the enthusiastic crowd Saturday, including The Union, The John Bushnell Band, and Audio Pilot.

In 2007, Miss Amazing Founder Jordan Somer held the first Miss Amazing Pageant in Omaha, Nebraska. It was a new program celebrating girls and women with disabilities. Just 12 years later, there are Miss Amazing programs in 34 states, including New Jersey.

The New Jersey chapter will hold their Annual Event in May at Allentown High School where girls of different abilities can showcase their talent, free of charge.

Ben Wolverton can be reached at bwolverton@wbncnews.com