Snyder honors Waynesburg teen who was crowned Miss Rain Day 2018

Loren Schroyer is the winner of this year’s pageant

HARRISBURG, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today honored Loren Schroyer, who was crowned Miss Rain Day 2018 over the summer.

Schroyer, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Margaret Bell Miller Middle School, is the daughter of Joel and Courtney Schroyer of Waynesburg. She was one of six participants who competed for the crown.

“It was my pleasure to welcome Loren and her parents to the Capitol in order to recognize her accomplishment of being crowned Miss Rain Day 2018,” Snyder said. “The Miss Rain Day Pageant is a wonderful way for young women in Greene County to participate in community service projects and other activities, and I look forward to seeing all that Loren accomplishes during her reign.”

Schroyer was the top interviewer, in addition to tying for top talent. She also led in the Rain Maker, Pageantry Spirit, and Bryn Patton Smile Award categories. At age 7, Schroyer served as the pageant’s crown bearer. She hopes to give back through Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society of Greene County and Toys for Tots.

The Miss Rain Day Pageant is open to young women ages 14-18 who reside in Greene County and it is held yearly the weekend before Rain Day, which is July 29. The event dates back to the 1950s, and was held sporadically until 1979 when the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce began sponsoring the pageant. It later became a scholarship pageant, and in 1989 the Chamber of Commerce took it over. In 2003, the chamber created a non-profit entity, the Rain Day Scholarship Inc., whose purpose was to plan and execute the pageant, according to the Miss Rain Day Pageant website.

All of the pageant contestants are presented with a savings bond just for participating, along with gifts from the Rain Day committee. Schroyer succeeds 2017 Miss Rain Day Eden Rogers.