PUBLISHED: 9:12 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Girl half-way to fundraising goal

Photo by Amanda Gragert
  Charlotte Brown will attend the American Coed Pageant in November in Florida.
She's still going strong and half way to her goal. Charlotte Brown, 12, has been going door to door to raise funds to attend the American Coed Pageant in November in Florida.

Now with the help of her father Jason Brown, Charlotte is holding fund-raisers to get her closer to her goal of $6,000. In July she placed in the pre-teen title in the Miss Alaska American Coed Pageant, which was held in Anchorage.

The achievement earned her an invitation to the national competition in November in Florida.

"We're halfway there, and $3,000 is pretty good I think," Jason Brown said.

"We've been out there nearly every week. Charlotte broke two wheels (on her wheelchair). That's how hard she's been working."

To help Charlotte reach her goal, a spaghetti-feed and auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Moose Lodge. Auction items include art, jewelry and a hand-cycle bike.

For a seasonal flair, the Browns will hold a haunted house at the end of the month at Mendenhall Mall.

"I'm looking for a crew right now. I can't go around scaring everyone by myself," Jason Brown said.

"I think we're going to have Charlotte be the Grudge girl or something like that."

Charlotte said she wasn't sure if she would go along with her father's plans for the haunted house, but she is excited about the event.

"I think it's going to be real cool," she said.

To make a donation, send e-mail to Charlotte Brown at or call Jason Brown at 321-2514.