USAO News Bureau

Upcoming pageant to benefit Make a Wish

Monday, March 4, 2013

 

A campus sorority is hosting a “Wish Upon a Star Pageant” in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation beginning at 3 p.m. on March 10 in Te Ata Auditorium.

 

The pageant is an all-natural, “no-glitz” competition.

 

Contestants are encouraged to dress up as a prince or princess. There are categories for both boys and girls, up to age 6, to participate.

Winners will receive savings bonds and well as crowns and trophies.

 

The entry fee is $25 and early registration is encouraged. Entry forms are available at Emma’s Essentials and Maddie Bugs downtown.

 

Registrations will be accepted the day of the pageant from 12 to 2 p.m. as space allows.

 

Admission to the pageant is $3 per adult with children admitted for free. All paid registrations will receive one free adult admission.

 

Attendees will also have the chance to win door prizes donated by local businesses.

 

Local sponsors include A&E Grill, Arvest Bank, the Chickasha Bank and Trust Company, Chickasha Lumber, Crazy 8’s, Goodwill, Munoz, Staples, Tan at the Electric Beach and Temezcal Mexican Restaurant.

 

Sigma Psi Omega, a Greek service sorority at the University of Science and Arts, is holding the fundraising pageant in order to help out a local child battling a life-threatening condition.

 

Bailey Grogg, a sophomore political science major from Midwest City and secretary for the organization, said the pageant is a perfect fit for Sigma Psi’s service-oriented values.

 

“The pageant is the kick-off to a whole week of fundraising. We just thought it would be a really fun way for kids and their parents to help raise money for this very good cause.”

 

Other events in Wish Week include two days collecting donations in the USAO Student Center, a bake sale in Davis Hall on Wednesday and a garage sale on March 29 and 30 in front of Robertson Hall.

 

Monica Park, manager of the Lawson Court housing facility at USAO, serves as sponsor to the organization and is proud of what it accomplishes during Wish Week.

 

“I love seeing the passion that the Sigma’s always bring to their community service projects. I feel lucky to serve as sponsor to such a committed group of young women,” Park says.

 

More information about the pageant can be obtained by calling 831-5008.