Pageant raises money for foster care

By Elise Roberts - bio | email

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - The Resiliance of Coastal Kids, also known as the ROCK Foundation, had it's inaugural Easter Parade of Beauties pageant and fundraiser. Little girls from three months old to 19 years old competed in the pageant.

While some of the girls were no strangers to pageant competitions, others entered the pageant for the very first time. It was all to raise money for local children in foster care.

"I thought that this would be a great way to raise money for the foster children, and I was real excited to get involved," said pageant contestant Kayla Peno.

The ladies were judged on beauty, personality and overall appearance. Today's Easter Pageant raised more than $1500.

Participants also brought in diapers, toys and other gifts for South Mississippi's foster children.

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