Miss Jacksonville 2016 Amanda Hatcher performs at The Palms


Miss Jacksonville 2016 Amanda Hatcher performed at The Palms at Ponte Vedra Assisted Living and Memory Care June 20. Hatcher is good friends with 98-year-old Palms resident Wanda Everett. The two became fast friends about two years ago when Hatcher performed at another assisted living facility. Everett was impressed by Hatcher’s devotion to youth mentoring, and the two have remained close ever since. “She’s a very remarkable young lady and I feel blessed to have met her and become her friend,” Everett said. Next week, Miss Jacksonville will compete in the 81st annual Miss Florida Pageant, to be held June 28-July 2 in Lakeland, Florida. Hatcher was wearing the gown in which she’ll compete for the Miss Florida title. “Since they can’t come to Miss Florida,” Hatcher said of The Palms’ residents, “I’ll bring Miss Florida to them!”