By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Local pageant winners helped raise around $1,000 for families with children with life-threatening illnesses Saturday, April 30.
Queens for A Cause, featuring pageant winners and participants from across Williams County, held their third annual fundraiser at the West Unity Church of Christ. The event featured a dinner served by girls in their tiaras and sashes and a celebrity waiter thrown in for good measure.
Around 50 people attend the dinner which accounts for the majority of the funds raised. Other cash came as attendees challenged the servers to perform on stage various songs, routines and dances.
Various centerpieces at each of the tables were auctioned to raise money as well.
The money will go to families who need to pay for gas to a hospital or for a room spend the night, assistant director Jaimi Geren said.
The evening was emceed by Martha Boyd of Ney, who came with two other members of a local Zumba club, Jody Smith of Bryan and Holly Clark of Ney. Smith and Clark were two of the celebrity servers.
Boyd said the Zumba group likes to help other raise money for various cause.
“We are paying it forward,” Boyd said.
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