St. Jude S'travaganza breaks records - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

St. Jude S'travaganza breaks records

(Source: St. Jude S'travaganza via Facebook) (Source: St. Jude S'travaganza via Facebook)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The 23rd annual St. Jude S’travaganza in Jonesboro was a success Sunday night.

The event broke all previous records in ticket sales, live and silent auction sales, corporate and personal donations, and raffle and betting board sales.

They raised a total of $509,929 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

That is $82,252 more than they raised in 2015.

Out of the total, $148,350 came from corporate and personal donors.

The goal was to send at least $400,000 to the hospital after the event is paid for. The organization believes they will exceed that by about $50,000.

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