It was a gloomy and cloudy day but luckily no rain falling. The float parade started from the town ground field near the construction site of the new rugby stadium. All the beauty contestants could not wipe the smiles from their face as their floats headed towards the Lawson Tama Stadium.The crowds came out into the streets, lining up the on both sides of the roads cheering, shouting and clapping as each of the floats from the beauty pageants come passing by. As they were passing by the contestants were waving and the representatives from the seven sports were throwing sweats to the crowds as they were cheering.
At Lawson Tama, each of the beauty pageant contestant's floats was being judged. There was also a brief presentation by each of the contestants on the sports that they represent.
Eventually the winner of the Miss Charity 2009 went to Miss Rugby Sevens, Miss Susie Lam, who hard raised $50,500.00, the highest out of all the contestants. She was crowned by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children's Affairs Mrs. Ethel Sigimanu and congratulated by the 2005 winner of the Beauty Pageant Queen, Ms. Yolanda McSasai.
Money raised will go towards the Children's ward at Number Nine, while some will go towards the Solomon Islands contingent to the Mini Games in the Cook Islands.
Miss Charity is but one of several categories that may well determines the overall winner. Tonight will be the actual crowning night, to be held at the Gold Club. The list of contestants are:
Miss Golf - Miss Vivian Palua,
Miss Weight Lifting - Miss Linda Tito,
Miss Rugby 7's - Miss Susie Lam,
Miss Table Tennis - Miss Rabobo Toma,
Miss Lawn Tennis- Miss Emma White,
Miss Athletics- Miss Sueling Jayn Nuia
Miss Triathlon - Miss Millicent Barty