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Greene Co pageant benefits Arkansas Children's Hospital

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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)- Greene County Circle of Friends volunteer group put on a pageant today at Quality Suites in Paragould to benefit the Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Nearly 30 participants of all ages signed up for the Mister and Miss Arkansas Children's Hospital Greene County pageant Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.

"This pageant really will benefit the hospital in a lot of different ways," said Vanessa Delgadillo, development officer with Arkansas Children's Hospital.

"About 90 percent of children with cancer in Arkansas are seen at Arkansas Children's Hospital," she said.

That is why the money from the event will go to the hematology and oncology outpatient clinic. Delgadillo said this pageant will help raise money for the hospital that treats so many kids especially in Greene County.  

"Here in Greene County just in the last year alone we had over 3,000 patient visits so it's really something that affects everyone in this community and it's happening right here in everyone's back yard," she said. 

Both girls and boys could participate in today's event. The pageant had three main categories: Best Dressed, Best Smile and Best Personality.
 
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