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Pink Queen pageant participants are, back row from left, judges Shauna Newcomb and Sherri McKinney; Junior Miss, Lacey Sammuels; Survivor Ambassador, Autumn Skye-Booth; Ms./Mrs. Pink, Inez Freeman; Senior Miss, Skyla Bailey; Miss, Kassandra Baker; and judge Tabitha Cain. In the front row are Pre-Teen Miss, Alexis Bollings; and Teen Miss, Cheyenne Jennings.
Monday, July 30, 2012
By LEIGH PROM - Staff Writer
The first annual Pink Queens for Life pageant at Pigg River Community Center raised funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Helping Hands, Stepping Stone Mission and Miss Augusta County Fair.
Over 1,500 nonperishable food items were collected for the Stepping Stone Mission.
Helping Hands received $677 in monetary donations, Stepping Stone received $460 and Susan G. Komen received $550
Miss Augusta County Fair received the profits from concession sales.
The winners in the pageant are, Community Service, Ruthie Williams; Wee Miss, Araceli Freeman; Baby Miss, Katie Stull; Toddler Miss, Brielle Burnette; Tiny Miss, Baylee Peters; Petite Miss, Shanaya Jones; and Young Miss, Savannah Mitchell.
Also, Pre-Teen Miss, Alexis Bollings; Junior Miss, Lacey Sammuels; Senior Miss, Skyla Bailey; Miss, Kassandra Baker; Ms./Mrs., Inez Freeman; Survivor, Autumn Skye-Booth; and Teen Miss, Cheyenne Jennings.
LaShawnda Weatherspoon, 20, a runner-up in the 2009 and 2010 Greater Miss Franklin County pageants, is the founder and hostess of the event. She started the benefit pageant to honor her mother, Yolanda Weatherspoon, who has been free of the disease since 1997.