Wood to hit stage in Mrs. Montana Pageant

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Wood to hit stage in Mrs. Montana Pageant
Alicia Wood — Mrs. Conrad Montana
   This weekend, Saturday specifically, will be a big weekend for Alicia Wood and family.
   She might be coming back from Billings as the new Mrs. Montana. The 33rd annual pageant takes place at the Petro Theatre.
   Wood relates to the I-O that the mission of the Mrs. Montana Pageant is to empower married women to gain personal growth and to enrich their lives and the lives of others through their individual preparation for and experience in the pageant.
   “I’m really excited about this,” she told the I-O on Monday. “I don’t know what to expect, but I hope we come back with the title.”
   The winner of the pageant will receive an $8,000 prize package and an all expense paid trip to the national Mrs. America Pageant which is the only televised beauty competition for married women.
   There is no age, height or the having of children requirements to be a Mrs. Montana contestant, although some sort of community service is required.
   Readers will recall, she came to Conrad in 2005  to be closer to her mother and met Wyatt Wood (No relation) and it became “love at first sight.” The couple has two sons, Xavier and Ezra.
   She is currently attending the University of Great Falls where she attained a GPA of 4.0 as a part-time student.
   Wood is working for a license to practice addictions counseling and eventually work towards her Masters degree in Psychology.
   At the pageant on Saturday, Wood hopes to highlight the need for age appropriate programs for Montana’s youth.