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Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant

Giovanna Scharf, 7, of Jamesport, works the runway

Giovanna Scharf, 7, of Jamesport, works the runway at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma during the modeling portion of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant. (Dec. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: Tara Conry

The 17th annual Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant was held at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma, where toys and other gifts were donated for homeless families staying at the Help Suffolk Foundation's transitional housing facility in North Bellport.

Nicole Elasik, 6, of Hampton Bays, wears a
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Nicole Elasik, 6, of Hampton Bays, wears a handmade gingerbread-themed dress while competing in the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Giovanna Scharf, 7, of Jamesport, works the runway
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Giovanna Scharf, 7, of Jamesport, works the runway at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma during the modeling portion of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Carleigh Sophia DiTieri, 4, of Levittown, wins the
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Carleigh Sophia DiTieri, 4, of Levittown, wins the crown for overall beauty in the petite division of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Aspiring model Danielle Kaczynski, 12, of Islip Terrace,
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Aspiring model Danielle Kaczynski, 12, of Islip Terrace, competes in the teen division of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Sianna Schuessler, 15, of Manorville, shows off her
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Sianna Schuessler, 15, of Manorville, shows off her modeling skills in the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Whitestone's Katherine McQuade, 17, competes in the Long
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Whitestone's Katherine McQuade, 17, competes in the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Maryann Sheridan, 54, of Monticello, was the sole
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Maryann Sheridan, 54, of Monticello, was the sole contestant in the Ms. division of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Miss New York Pre-Teen Olivia Grace Price, 10,
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Miss New York Pre-Teen Olivia Grace Price, 10, of Babylon, shows off some of the toys collected during the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Kayla Welner, 9, of Medford, competes in the
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Kayla Welner, 9, of Medford, competes in the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkokoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Catherine Olsen, 7, of Copiague, is crowned the
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Catherine Olsen, 7, of Copiague, is crowned the winner of the modeling portion of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

All the contestants in the Long Island Holiday
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

All the contestants in the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma received trophies and candy canes. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Emily Wandasiewicz, 12, of West Babylon, touches up
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Emily Wandasiewicz, 12, of West Babylon, touches up her lip gloss in between walking the runway for the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Alyssa Welner, 7, of Medford, smiles for the
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Alyssa Welner, 7, of Medford, smiles for the judges while competing in the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Emily Claud, 7, of Sound Beach, strikes a
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Emily Claud, 7, of Sound Beach, strikes a pose for the judges of the Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2013)

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