Methodist Family Health plans hat contest for Southern Silks

Methodist Family Health is hosting a Make-Your-Own Derby Hat or Fascinator Contest as part of the Seventh Annual Southern Silks, a Kentucky Derby fundraiser that will be held virtually this year.

The contest deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Photos should be submitted to [email protected].

Anyone can enter – children and adults. Participants can develop décor around a store-bought hat or create a fascinator from scratch, using anything found at home or the store – old toys, flowers, ribbons, paint, glitter, etc.

Methodist Family Health is the state’s only complete continuum of care for Arkansas children and families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues. 

The contest winner will be announced during Southern Silks, which starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 on the Methodist Family Health’s Facebook page ( and YouTube channel ( The winner of the contest will win a beanbag toss (cornhole) game. 

During Southern Silks, participants can enjoy faux horse races, where winners are awarded prizes, and bid on some of the best auction items around. 

For more information, contact Jamie Griffith at 501.906.4209 or [email protected].