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Friday, December 29, 2017, 08:00am - 05:00pm

WHO:  Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation and a bevy of the area’s lovely young ladies 

 WHAT: The AMMC Foundation is now accepting entries for its 17th annual benefit beauty pageant.  Contestant categories include: 

 Morning Pageant Categories    Afternoon Pageant Categories  Wee Miss  0-12 months    Pre-Teen Miss AMMC grades 5-6 Baby Miss  13-23 months    Teen Miss AMMC  grade 7 Toddler Miss  24-35 months    Teen Miss AMMC  grade 8 Tiny Miss  ages 3-4     Teen Miss AMMC  grade 9 Petite Miss AMMC kindergarten    Junior Miss AMMC  grade 10 Little Miss AMMC grades 1-2    Junior Miss AMMC  grade 11 Young Miss AMMC grades 3-4    Senior Miss AMMC  grade 12 

 Morning pageant contestants should dress in church wear only. Afternoon pageant contestants should dress in formal wear. Winners will be announced throughout the day of the pageant. 

 Entry forms are available at AMMC’s information desk and registration can be completed online at The non-refundable entry fee is $40 per child. The early bird entry fee is $30 per child if payment is postmarked by Friday, February 23, 2018. Entry forms and fees may be mailed to AMMC Foundation; P.O. Box 339; Paragould, AR; 72451-0339 and received no later than noon Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at noon. Entry forms will not be accepted during rehearsal or at the door. 

 There also will be a Most Photogenic Contest for each pageant category, with a non-refundable entry fee of $10 for each child. Photos (no frames please) for the competition should be submitted at the drop-in rehearsal or may be mailed with the entry form and fees. -

Every contestant registered for the competition will be eligible for the Community Spirit Award. By purchasing votes, family and friends can raise money to help contestants toward this title. The contestant in each category who raises the most money will be awarded the Community Spirit Award for her efforts in raising money to benefit the community.  

 A professional photographer will be available on the day of the pageant for pictures.  

 The winner of the Senior Miss AMMC competition will be honored as a 2018 AMMC Foundation Ambassador for various events and activities and awarded a $500 scholarship at a later date. 

 Admission to the pageant is $4 for adults and $3 for students. One adult will be admitted free with each contestant.  

 For additional information about the pageant, please contact: Pageant Director Tina Linam at 870-239-7069/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Teresa Vangilder at 870-239-7077/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 WHEN & Drop-In Rehearsal WHERE: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM  Auditorium in the Professional Office Building at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center  1000 W. Kingshighway, Paragould    AMMC Foundation Benefit Pageant Saturday, March 10, 2018  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM., Morning Pageant for Wee Miss to Young Miss Contestants 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM,, Afternoon Pageant for Pre-Teen Miss to Senior Miss Contestants  Greene County Tech High School Auditorium, 4601 Linwood Drive, Paragould 

 WHY: The AMMC Foundation works to raise funds to support and strengthen Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s efforts in the areas of financial development, the quality delivery of healthcare and greater public awareness through education and community relations. It is a mission of caring. The Foundation was formed in 1992, by a group of dedicated, communityminded individuals to provide a means of philanthropic support to meet the present and future needs of the medical center.  


A recognized leader, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould provides progressive, compassionate healthcare to residents throughout Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Additional information about AMMC is available at: