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Annandale Village holds pageant for residents

Special Photo. Beth Lafferman created jeans with a lot of love for country music as her theme at the pageant.

Special Photo. Beth Lafferman created jeans with a lot of love for country music as her theme at the pageant.

SUWANEE -- The Miss Suwanee Organization teamed up with Annandale Village, a facility for mentally challenged adults, to host the Blue Jeans and White T-shirt Pageant for the residents of the community on Aug. 6.

Forty-six contestants were asked to paint a pair of blue jeans with any theme they wanted. There were pants with a beach "fun in the sun" vibe, super hero powers, and one very avid Elvis Presley fan. Everyone in the pageant was asked to wear a white T-shirt to keep it casual and affordable.

Each participant introduced themselves, included a fun fact, and graced the stage with a "supermodel walk."

At the end of one position during the walk, a photographer was placed to act as the paparazzi.

"The ladies are a bunch of nerves," said Gail Diedrich, Director of the Miss Suwanee Organization. "They didn't know that everyone will win."

Every contestant was crowned with personalized titles and are now kings and queens with the Miss Suwanee Organization until the next pageant in 2012.

Families and friends ended the afternoon with a dance and family photos.