NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Beauty
queens across the state gathered at the Tennessee State Fair Pageant on September 8th at 2:30pm
for a special Crown Ceremony to show their support for 'Crowns For a Cause' by
donating their crowns to terminally ill children at the Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
These children will be
crowned 'Queen for a Day' using donated crowns from titleholders of all ages as
well as crowns purchased from donations received during the five pageants. The
crowns from the ceremony will be given to the children in late September.
"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!"