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Old Colony Memorial March 2013

Caring Crowns raised 
$1,602.42 for Christine “Calle” Cronk at the pageant held March 3 
at Plymouth South High School.Calle is a 6-year-old Norwell child battling an inoperable brain tumor. The Caring Crowns pageant raises money for families stricken with cancer and has raised thousands of dollars in the past two years for both families and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.The winners for most photogenic were: up to age 1, Raegan Rebelo; age1-2, Bella Rebelo; 3-4, Aubrielle Fagan; 5-6, Gianna Arden; 7-9, Ainsley Hayes; 9-10, Lena; and 16-18, Stephanie Macleod.The pageant winners were: up to age 1 natural winner, Lilly Miles; age 1-2 natural winner, Bella Rebelo; 3-4 natural boy, Avery Thomas LaPointe; 3-4 natural girl, Cara Toomey; 5-6 natural winner, Eliza Terman; 5-6 glitz winner, Tatum Hayes; 7-9 natural girl, Ashley Souto; 7-9 natural boy, Zachary Terman; 7-9 glitz winner, Bella Gamberini; 10-12 natural winner, Mariah Foley; 10-12 glitz winner, Lena Solimini; 13-15 natural boy, Shane Bevis; and 16-18 glitz winner, Erin Day.

Old Colony Memorial February 2013

Carver resident Jodi LaFountain’s boundless energy and determination to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from cancer keep this engine going year after year. While television seems to reveal the dark side of child beauty pageants, Jodi LaFountain’s nonprofit, Caring Crowns, aims to reveal the charitable, kinder side. Here’s the lowdown on this year’s pageant if you would like to participate or just support the cause.
Caring Crowns Pageant is an annual local beauty pageant that raises money for families with children stricken with cancer. For the past two years, the organization has raised thousands of dollars for families and for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
The Caring Crowns Pageant will be held at Plymouth South High School.
The pageant will be begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17.
This year’s pageant will raise funds for Caroline “Calle” Cronk and her family. Calle is a 6-year-old Norwell child battling an inoperable brain tumor. Her family is hoping for a miracle.
Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Any would-be models, male or female, can still register to walk the cat walk for $35 at
“Everyone gets a trophy and a souvenir T-shirt,”
LaFountain said.
The star of this show is dancer and cancer patient Calle Cronk. Toddlers and Tiaras TV star Paisley Dickey and other stars from the show will be on hand promoting the cause by posing for pictures and signing autographs.

The Front Page of The Old Colony Memorial 
in 2012

The Front Page of The Old Colony Memorial and Carver Reporter in 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Crowns For a Cure pageant, held Feb. 26 at Plymouth South Middle School, was inspired by 5-year-old Addison LaFountain and founded by her mother, Jodi LaFountain, to raise money and awareness for cancer research and help families battling this illness.  Overall, 60 contestants participated in the pageant, with 150 guests in attendance. Performances by the Manomet School of Dance and the Plymouth South Dance Team opened the event, and supportive vendors circled the room. The contestants enjoyed being stars, winning trophies and shining on the stage. All received a participation trophy that read “Beautiful on the inside and out, helping the community is what it’s all about.” The winners, by age division, were Joseph Cabral, infant; Christian York, toddler; Kaylee Schaller, 4-year-old; Brooklyn O’Connor, 5-year-old; Zachary Terman, Mr. Crowns; Kayla Glynn, pre-tween; Michaelah Nunes, tween; Brianna Abel, teen; and Nicole Bevans, Miss Crowns.  The “Most Photogenic” winners were Joseph Cabral, Kyle Labagh, Kendall Zemotel, Kylee Arruda, Michaelah Nunes, Taylor Francis and Lila Borriello. The judges for the pageant were Melissa Kelley Clark from Braintree Ballet Company, Miss Massachusetts contestant Mia Rose Twieraga and Janine Dailey of Fashion Focus in Duxbury. A myriad of area businesses participated in the event and dozens more supported the fundraiser through the pageant program and the donation of raffle items. 

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