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Girls win western wear pageant
All contestant winners, some with their mothers, line up for a photo. - photo by Photo provided.
Paislee Edmondson was crowned the Miss Long County Wildlife Western Wear overall winner Saturday.  
The pageant was sponsored by Kid’s Etc. and took place at  the Long County High School.
Edmondson also won the Best Western Wear and Prettiest Smile competition in the Baby Miss Division.
In the Baby Division, Jada Dent was crowned the Baby Miss Queen and the Most Sponsor’s Queen was Tonilyn Pipkin.
In the Toddler Division, Zoe Rhoden swept the crowns by winning the Best Western Wear, Prettiest Smile and the Toddler Miss Queen.
In the Tiny Division, Holland McKinleigh Allen also swept all the crowns, and was crowned the Tiny Miss Queen.
In the Petite Division, Ashley Hughes swept all the crowns to be named the Petite Miss Queen while the first-runner up was Alexis Durrence.
In the Pre-teen Division, Xena Lewallen took all the titles and was crowned the Pre-Teen Queen.
In the Junior Division, Robin Glandon swept the crowns and was named the Junior Miss Queen.
In the Miss Division, the Best Western Wear winner was Kylie Gaitten and the winner of the prettiest smile went to Jamie Walker. The second runner-up for the Miss Queen was Heather Reddish, while the first-runner up was Kylie Gaitten. The winner of the crown for the Miss Division was Jamie Walker.
This was the pageant’s 12th  year, and it is one of five pageants sponsored by Kid’s Etc.
The other pageants are the Miss Tri-County, Miss Christmas Holiday, Miss Independence and Miss Ludowici.
Proceeds from the events go to scholarships for students in Long County.
According to founder Linda Futch, the organization gives  three to six $500 scholarships annually. She also said the group has given class rings, and paid for prom expenses from the proceeds for deserving students.
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