St. Jude S’travaganza working to find new location

St. Jude S’travaganza working to find new location

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The St. Jude S'travaganza is working to find a new location for their fundraiser.

According to Fred Cathcart with the organization, they found out three weeks ago that the annual event could not be held at the old NEA Fairgrounds, which was recently purchased by Nettleton Baptist Church.

They are now looking for a place that is at least 40,000 square feet, has parking for about 1,500 guests, has access to Suddenlink Cable, has good internet service and is heated.

Cathcart said they are struggling to find a place that meets those criteria.

He said the A-State Convocation Center is already booked for a game that night.

The group is now checking into the Jimco Building in Bono and a few other possible locations.

Cathcart said they have had the event for 23 years and don't want to miss a year because they don't want to lose momentum.

According to the event website, the St. Jude S'travaganza is the largest fundraiser in the state for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

The event is held on Super Bowl Sunday each year.

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