Elleana Garcia is crowned Miss Memories Matter. Photo courtesy Kylie Ketcham.
Elleana Garcia is crowned Miss Memories Matter. Photo courtesy Kylie Ketcham.

Miss Memories Matter crowned, raising more than $3,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association

Courtesy photos by Kylie Ketcham

The Miss Memories Matter Pageant was a fundraiser. Photo by Kylie Ketcham

Although her reign as Miss Augusta ended earlier this year, Quinn Shelt hasn’t abandoned the cause she championed.

Shelt and her co-director, Melissa Jones, pioneered a new pageant to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Augusta Walk to End Alzheimer’s with Elleana Garcia crowned in the inaugural Miss Memories Matter Pageant on July 16 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center.

The event brought in $3,513.79.

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“We are so proud to be able to raise funds and support this organization,” Shelt wrote in a Facebook post.

Izabella Windom, the reigning Miss Augusta’s Teen whose platform is “Confidence is Key,” presented a Confidence Key award “to the girls who radiated self-confidence,” according to her Facebook post. She also provided some of the pageant’s entertainment.

Other representatives in the Miss Georgia organization volunteered at the pageant including the reigning Miss Augusta Sarah Templeton.

The Augusta Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Sept. 30.

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