Miss Merry Christmas beauty pageant benefits Ronald McDonald House

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Ashton Ryan continued his drive on helping local charities with a special pageant on Sunday.

Courtesy: Kim Ryan

The Miss Merry Christmas beauty pageant was held at the Holiday Inn Monticello on Fifth Street to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

It is inspiring to one of the winners to compete in other pageants.

"I want to keep going on," said Raven Mowry, a winner. "I want to keep growing bigger and have a bigger title."

"They've done so much for people, it's a really great thing that they do and I'm so happy we could help them," said Ashton Ryan, organizer.

Ryan has another coat drive coming up on Dec. 9 at the Belair Market.

He said all coats are needed, but he is really looking for new or like-new coats for children.

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