College raises money with National Country artist

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

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

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

Ken Hoppe is the President of thecollege and said for the past 21 years they have brought National artist toParagould for residents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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