Local Pageant Winner Donates Items to SOMC Cancer Center

Seven-year-old Aleigha Spradlin of Portsmouth recently presented more than 1,000 hats, scarves, turbans, bandanas and other handmade and store-bought items to the SOMC Cancer Center after collecting them as part of Gawanda Slate’s Rising Stars Pageant in Louisa, Ky. last month. The donation was made on behalf of all the pageant’s participants, who each helped collect the items in an effort to raise Breast Cancer Awareness and win the competition’s Hospitality Award. Spradlin, who has competed in more than 200 pageants, was crowned Mini Supreme of the event. Shown at the donation are Spradlin (front, center) with members of the SOMC Cancer Center.