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Pageant draws crowd to Castle
0410 Long Co pageant
The 2011 Miss Tri-County Beauty Pageant winners pose with their tiaras, sashes and trophies. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

Pageant winners

Birth-6 years old
Miss Tri-County queen:
• Raven Catalina

7 years and older
Miss Tri-County queen:
• Amber Brooke Holland

People’s choice
Miss Tri-County queen:
• Tallie Leigh Wells

Miss Tri-County queen:
• Kylie Gaitten

Baby miss winner:
• Sailina Younce

Toddler miss winners:
• Trinity Boutwell
• Alivia Palmer
• Abby Pitts

Tiny miss winners:
• Kaylee Elizabeth Kennard
• Raven Catalina
• Amy McCarthy
• Chezney Cassell
• Lillian Emma Krull

Petite miss winner:
• Olivia Durrence

Pre-teen miss winners:
• Taylor Sapp
• Amber Brooke Holland
• Alexis Durrence

Junior miss winners:
• Xena Lewallen
• Karena Espey

Miss winner:
• Tallie Leigh Wells

Ms./Mrs. winner:
• Kylie Gaitten

Seventeen young ladies competed in the 2011 Tri-County Beauty Pageant last Saturday at the Celebration Castle in Long County.
The annual pageant, sponsored by KIDZ-ETC, allows girls of all ages from Liberty, Tattnall and Long counties to showcase their poise, character and beauty.
The business sponsors for this year’s pageant were Mission Essential; Melanie’s Glistening Gowns; Town & Country Beauty, Floral, and Tanning; Jazz Em Up Pepper; Bobbie Wilson Make-Up & Hair; Tattoos By Drew; Colonial Bridal Shop; and Celebration Castle. Debbi Gaitten emceed the event, and Casey Gaskin, Kathy Walter, Traci McGowan and Timi Horne tabulated the results.
“We would like to give a special thank you to all contestants, parents, sponsors, judges and guests who attended the pageant today. Also, a special thanks goes out to Mr. Chuck and Ms. Annette (Abbey) for the use of their facility,” pageant coordinator Kelli Mock said.
KIDZ-ETZ puts on several area pageants throughout the year.
The nonprofit group’s proceeds provide scholarships to young ladies in the area who have high moral standards and admirable character traits.

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