14 March Mr and Miss Gervais Pageant - I was very honored when asked if I would be a judge for the Mr. and Miss Gervais pageant held at Gervais High School. Gervais is a small town just East of Salem, Oregon. What a wonderful experience. The pageant is an annual event put on by the seniors to raise money for Dornebecher's Children's hospital in Portland. The students put the pageant on entirely by themselves, show casing their ingenuity, talent and ability to care for those who are unable to care for themselves.