On Saturday, April 17th, River Valley Spring Queen pageant will take place. This is a locally conducted fundraiser to benefit Shoebox Gifts for underserved children both locally and abroad.
With seven age divisions, there will be two crowns awarded per age division—one of which will be the Spirit of Community crown. All contestants have the option to learn a mini dance taught by Chance2Dance studios. Perfect for beginners and novel contestants alike. It’s designed to be a fun time while also raising funds for those in need.
Miss UAFS, Jayson Toney, will be crowning the new queens while Spirit of UAFS, Abby Cagle, will be performing during intermission as well as acting as intermittent Master of Ceremonies with pageant director and project fundraising chair, Ursula Carter. “I want to put a spotlight on those that are actively involved in community service,” says Carter, “so I have a very special award and crown to give away.” Carter also states the contestants that wish to enter this optional may do so by submitting a one-page essay outlining the ways they give back to their community. Collection boxes will be set up for contestants and patrons to donate items such as bar soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, small toys, etc.
There will also be a bin set up to collect new and gently worn athletic shoes of all kinds, sizes, and styles. All information may be found on the pageant’s registration link: https://form.jotform.com/210626455228151 Contact: Ursula Carter 479.252.5809 [email protected]