March 30, 1997 in Nation/World

Pageant Dedicates Contest To Slain Jonbenet

Associated Press

Organizers of a child beauty pageant that counted JonBenet Ramsey as a winner last year dedicated this year’s contest to the slain 6-year-old girl on Saturday.

The charity pageant, sponsored by local organizers of America’s Royale Miss, was an attempt to help young contestants cope with JonBenet’s death in December.

“It’s to begin the healing process for the children of our organization and the families involved,” organizer Suzie Doland said.

Proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital in Denver.

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