Two take honors in state pageant

Published 11:55 am Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two Vicksburg children have received honors in the Little Miss Magnolia State Pageant.

Ashlyn Boler, 4, the daughter of Tara Pettway and Justin and Misty Boler, placed in the top 15 in her age group, which was comprised of 47 4- and 5-year-olds. Ashlyn competed as Little Miss Southwest.

McKenzie Cole, 4, competed in the same age group and was named the pageant’s Overall Most Beautiful. She was also named Best Dressed in her age group and placed first in the photogenic category. McKenzie is the daughter of Josh and Michelle Cole. Her mother is the 2010 first runner-up in the Mrs. Mississippi America Pageant. McKenzie competed as Little Miss Vicksburg.

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Little Miss Magnolia, in Vicksburg July 24-25, and drew 285 contestants.