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Little Miss Gastonia Pageant Winners Crowned For 2010

Courtesy Todd Hagans

Twenty-two girls won crowns during the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant held Saturday, September 26 at Bessemer City High School.

Contestants ages 0-8 years participated in beauty, casual wear and photogenic categories.  Girls in the 9-19 years division competed in beauty, interview, casual wear, talent and photogenic categories.  A Gastonia and a Gaston County winner was named in each of the 11 age groups and they will reign for the next year as members of the Miss Gastonia Queens Court.

Sponsored by the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association, the pageant featured 44 contestants and performances by Miss Gaston County Shaina Anderson, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Hannah Baldwin, Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen Lauren Hossfeld and Miss North Carolina’s Princess Alex Franks.  Sophia Kellstrom, who won the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant last year and went on to become Little Miss North Carolina, was a special guest.

To support the pageant’s “Beauty Queens Can” community service campaign, the contestants collected cans of food and school supplies for needy families and children.

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Here are the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant winners in the 9-19 years age division.  Front row, left to right, are Brooke McAbee, Kaitryana Leinbach, Destiny Stafford, Sara Denton and Savanna Abernathy.  Second row, left to right, are Lauren Farris, Abigail Young and Elizabeth Simmons.  Back row, left to right, are Lindsey Alsip, Erica Whittaker, Jessica Farris and Ashlee Keller.

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Here are the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant winners in the 0-8 years age division.  Front row, left to right, are Brookelyn Wylie and Zoe Hodge.  Second row, left to right, are Alexandria Bowen, Marissa Garrison, Olivia Swaim and Megan Tyler.  Back row, left to right, are Laney Goforth, Ashtyn Lane, Addison Cody and Alexanndria Willis

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