Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Berkeley Shrine Club teamed up with Carolina Crowning Pageantry in May to host the first fundraiser pageant for the Shrine Hospitals of South Carolina.
CCP was founded on the belief of a fair, family-oriented, affordable, fun and rewarding pageant experience. Founded and directed by Taylor Fowler, Carolina Crowning’s mission is to host fundraiser pageants to raise money for local and deserving causes.
Sixteen boys and girls ranging in age from four months to 17 years old competed for the title of 2013 Miss/Master Carolina Crowning.
CCP awarded over 40 titles including but not limited to: Age division Queens/Kings, Prettiest Hair, Best Dressed, Mini Grand Supremes, Ultimate Grand Supremes and most importantly, the 2013 Carolina Crowning Pageantry Signature Princess.
The title of Signature Princess was awarded to the contestant who raised the most money in signature donations for the Shrine Club. The 2013 CCP Signature Princess is toddler Mariah Gail Cooper.
Along with the help of her family and friends as well as generous sponsors Mariah single-handedly raised almost $750 for the Berkeley Shrine Club.
Signature donations combined with donations from Carolina Crowning Pageantry totaled to a final amount of $1,126.25. Every bit of this money was donated to the Berkeley Shrine Club.
In turn, the Berkeley Shrine Club donated 100 percent of its profits to the Omar Shrine Temple to be used for either their hospital funds or their transportation center. The transportation center is responsible for provided money for gas and traveling expenses. The center transports sick children to the hospitals and medical centers in which they need attention. CCP believes that “once you set your mind and heart on helping others, you’re automatically a winner.”