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Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids to be crowned Saturday
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A new Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids will be crowned Saturday afternoon at Dawson County High school.

As queen, Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids will represent the organization in various capacities during the next year.

Judging is based on beauty, poise and personality on a scale of 1-10.

Each division queen will receive a crown, sash and bouquet of flowers. Trophies and flowers are also awarded to the runners-up of each age division.

"We are so excited that this year we will we given three cash scholarships and each queen's name and information will be submitted to a model recruiting agency here in Georgia," said Organizer Angela Harben.

There will be an optional practice Friday night at the high school. Baby, Tiny, Petite and Little contestants will practice at 6:30 p.m., followed by Junior, Teen and Miss at 6:30 p.m.

Advance registration is recommended. Contestants can also register at the door the day of the event. The cost is $60 the day of the event. Additional family members receive a discounted rate of $20 to compete.

The pageant is one of several fundraisers for K.A.R.E. for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that provides Christmas presents to local children in need.

"Monies raised by the Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids Pageant all stay here in Dawson County to help with a variety of different needs," Harben said.

Admission to the pageant is $3 per person. Children 3 and younger are free.