Floy Bess was chosen as Ms. Senior Wiregrass in a pageant sponsored by SARCOA earlier this year.
She will be competing in the state competition this weekend in Hanceville.
Bess was sent off from flowers hospital today in style by a limo.
She says her supporters keep her going.
"It's wonderful without it it wouldn't even be half that and I'm so surprised that so many people bothered to come and say bye and wish me good luck so I'll go and do the best that i can," says Bess.
If she wins this weekend, Bess will go on to a National pageant.