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Pageant winner organizes charity run

Miss Savannah River Abby Killough (Source: Brennan Leathers) Miss Savannah River Abby Killough (Source: Brennan Leathers)
Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges (Source: Brennan Leathers) Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges (Source: Brennan Leathers)

By David Miller

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Two of Decatur County's best and brightest are lending their talents to a 5K run on March 13 to benefit the Children's Miracle Network, the official cause of the Miss America pageant.

Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges planned the event, lined up sponsors and solicited donations to the Children's Miracle Network. Miss Bridges' friend from Bainbridge, Miss Savannah River Abby Killough, is volunteering with the event on race day during her spring break from college.

Maggie's personal platform is encouraging children and youth to be more physically active in order to achieve good health. Abby's personal platform is the National Association for the Deaf; she hopes to help children and adults with hearing problems after she graduates from the University of Georgia, where she is a sophomore.

This will be the second consecutive year that both Maggie and Abby have participated in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen and Miss Georgia pageants. Abby finished among the Top 15 contestants in the Miss Georgia pageant last year.



The following queens will be on hand to make things run smoothly on Saturday: Candace Howard, Miss Southwest GA, Abby Killough, Miss Savannah Rivers, and Alexa Turpin, Miss Georgia Southern.

The 5K run will be held Saturday, March 13 at the Springhill Christmas Tree Farm in Bainbridge. 

  • Click HERE for Online preregistration. Fee is $20 on the day of the race. Call 229-220-3200 for more info.


 Brennan Leathers, Bainbridge Post-Searchlight contributed to this report

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