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College raises money with National Country artist

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – It was all hands on deck Friday night during the Spirit of America event.

The event is held every year to help raise scholarship money for Crowley's Ridge College students.

National Country artist Collin Raye was there to meet with residents and perform at the college.

Ken Hoppe is the President of the college and said for the past 21 years they have brought National artist to Paragould for residents.

"We like to bring a nationally known celebrity to Paragould for that. So people can meet a nationally known celebrity," said Hoppe.

Each year an individual or organization receives a distinguished award during the event.

This year's recipient was the Mission Outreach of Paragould.

People who attended the event got the opportunity to have dinner served by students of the college.

If you were not able to make it to the event, but would like to donate you can send the college a check.

For more information you can call them at (870) 236-6901

 

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