Johns Creek preteen wins pageant

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Jayda Gabrielle Allen, a rising seventh-grader at Autrey Mill Middle School, was crowned 2012-13 Miss Magnolia State Preteen on July 15-16 by American Coed Pageants.

Allen said she’s excited to be able to take her campaign, “Make Friends, Not Enemies” to the national level Nov. 18 through Nov. 24 in Walt Disney World.

Allen has also adopted the community action program “Smart Kids, Smart Lunch” and has planned a benefit pageant for a Thanksgiving food drive for the “Smart Lunch, Smart Kids” program in Fulton County.

There are about 50 families who need assistance.

To find out how to help, call Allen at 678-620-3471.

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