OHIO VALLEY — The Second Annual Tri-County Relay for Life “Crowns for a Cause” pageant will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at the University of Rio Grande’s performing arts center with several from Mason County organizing and participating in the event.
This weekend, young ladies ages 10 to 22-plus, will be competing for a good cause, as all the money raised through this pageant will go to the American Cancer Society.
Organizer Cassi Heib said, “We were even lucky enough for Rio Grande University to be so gracious as to donate the Performing Arts Center since the event is being held for this great cause. I consistently stress that this pageant is not about being a pageant girl, it is about making a difference in the lives of other people. I also like for the girls to realize that they have all already won for being part of this awesome cause and taking time out of their day to help create more birthdays.”
In addition to Rio Grande University’s generous donation, Sider’s Jewelers of Point Pleasant is also greatly donating all of the nine crowns for the Tri-County Relay for Life “Crowns for a Cause” and “Mini Crowns for a Cause” pageant. Jon Parrack Nationwide Inc of Point Pleasant has also contributed to the pageant as well.
“I cannot express my gratitude for these donations in helping make it possible to raise more money for the American Cancer Society,” Heib said.
The Tri County Relay for Life “Mini Crowns for a Cause” for ages 0-nine will be held June 16 at Point Pleasant High School. This is also the same day and location as the Mason County Relay for Life where the queens will make their first appearance. Applications are still available for the “Mini Crowns for a Cause” portion.
“Please come out and support these girls and support the cause,” Heib said. “Admission will be $5, which will also be donated to the American Cancer Society.”