The Miss Fire Island photos were taken
by Grant Raymond Barrett. A few, I took with my cellphone backstage at
the ceremony. Thank you Grant. You did a great job! Visit Grant's website
holidaysongsandstories.com - or search his name on youtube, and
The runway crossing the pool at the Ice Palace is set and ready for the 44th Annual Miss Fire Island Contest!
The bartenders and security are in place which means they are ready to open the doors.
Singer Brandon Cutrell leads the crowd in the Star Spangled Banner.
Descending from her penthouse suite at the Grove Hotel is Miss Fire Island 2008 Coco Love. She's literally moments from her final trot around the pool wearing her tiara. Well, maybe not.
Former Miss Fire Island crown holders Charity and Viva Sexx.
Hostesses Rita George and Charity introducing me as one of the judges in the Miss Fire Island Contest.
I'm wearing the "Woof!" shirt.
Victoria Weston, Ms. Cherry Grove 2009 is the center of attention.
The hilarious Ariel Sinclair.
Ariel Sinclair and Coco Love in the holding area.
Pageant Hostess Porsche wows the crowd.
This is all done on a barrier island at the beach, folks!!
Rita George, Miss Fire Island 1968
Rita George, Charity and Bella backstage at the 2009 Miss Fire Island Contest.
Places being called backstage, Bella adjusts a curl on Coco Love as she prepares for her final walk as Miss Fire Island.
Coco Love, Miss Fire island 2008 about to end her reign. My hand was shaking.