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Miss independence crowned

POSTED: July 3, 2009 11:18 a.m.
Photo by Candi Pitts/

Winners of the Long County 2009 Miss Independence Pageant pose with in their crowns and sashes.

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Long County recently commemorated the nation’s birthday with the 2009 Miss Independence Day Pageant in the Long County High School cafeteria.
According to pageant organizer Kelli Mock, the pageant was a success and all proceeds went to KIDZ-ETC.
In the 6 and younger division, Abigail Pitts of Ludowici was crowned baby miss independence. Pitts also won the most sponsored award. She is the daughter of Jacob and Candi Pitts.
The toddler crown went to Railey Sheffield of Glennville. She is the daughter of Lee and Cindy Sheffield.
McKinleigh Allen of Ludowici was crowned the tiny miss queen. She is the daughter of Jason and Tara Allen.
In the 7 and older division, Mia Preston of Alma won the title of petite miss. Her parents are Wendy and Client Walker.
The pre-teen miss winner was Alexis Durrence of Glennville. She is the daughter of Al and Melanie Durrence.
Ashley Murphy of Ludowici was crowned junior miss independence. She is the daughter of Brian and Kim Murphy.
Shelby Mock of Ludowici won the miss independence title. She is the daughter of Andy and Kelli Mock.
Kylie Gaitten of Ludowici won the ms. independence crown. She is the daughter of Mike and Debbi Gaitten.
The over-all winner was Shelby Clark of Ludowici. She is the daughter of Pete and Becky Clark.
“We had 26 contestants, which is a great turnout, and all of the girls did an outstanding job,” Mock said. “On behalf of KIDZ-ETC, I would like to thank all of the contestants, sponsors, parents, audience, tabulators, our emcee, Jessica Chambless, and our two judges.”
The pageant proceeds will fund four $500 scholarships for graduating Long County High School seniors.
 

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