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State Fair Beauty Queens Give Their Crowns to Terminal Children at Vanderbilt Hospital

Beauty queens across the state are gathering at the Tennessee State Fair Pageants on September 7th and 8th to show their support for ‘Crowns For a Cause’ by donating their crowns to terminally ill children at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. These children will be crowned ‘Queen for a Day’ using donated crowns from title holders of all ages as well as crowns purchased from donations received during the five pageants. The crowns will be given to the children in late Septmeber. Offical date to be announced.

“This small act of kindness brings huge smiles to the faces of these sick children,” says Pageant Director, Shan Burklow. The CFAC Organization has partnered with the State Fair Pageants to help bring awareness to the available opportunities for past and present beauty queens to serve in multiple aspects of their community including local food drives, charity fund raisers, nursing home visits, and care packages for U.S. Troops overseas.

When asked about the new partnership, Burklow responded by saying, “We wanted to add a core of gratitude and community to the pageant. True beauty comes from the inside out, and we want titleholders to consider themselves as leaders and role models. The CFAC can help us to do just that!”

For more information on how you can contribute or join Crowns For a Cause at the Tennessee State Fair, go to our contests page!