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Miss Virginia gets to know the community

By Nadia Singh, nsingh@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 14 2013 08:37:07 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2013 12:26:46 AM EDT

Desiree Williams was the special guest at the Park-Oak Grove Retirement Community's annual Ice Cream Social.

Roanoke, Va. -

The new Miss Virginia shared some cool treats with residents in Roanoke today.

The Park-Oak Grove Retirement Community held its annual Ice Cream Social this afternoon with Desiree Williams.

Guests got to meet the newly crowned Miss Virginia and enjoy hearing her play the piano. They also got an autographed picture from her.

Residents enjoyed making their own sundaes and Miss Virginia got a chance to mingle with the community.

"Not often do people get an opportunity to meet with the person that's representing their state, Williams told Your Hometown News Leader. "I think it's very important to make that personal connection so people feel like their invested and also it's great to have the support of them."

Guests also got to tour the facility's private apartments and enjoy an art exhibit with original works by The League of Roanoke Artists.