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Paragon Grants 10th Wish for Make-A-Wish Mid-South


Paragon Bank partnered with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to help send 3-year old Ana to the Walt Disney World® Resort with her family. This marks the 10th consecutive year Paragon has collaborated with the foundation to grant the wish of a child in the Mid-South.

“It’s an honor to work with Make-A-Wish, and we are delighted for Ana and her family to experience this vacation together,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “Our employees look forward to this event every year, and it’s beyond humbling to witness the joy on a child’s face when his or her wish is granted.”

On May 28, Paragon’s Fountain Place Banking Center was transformed into a castle from Ana’s favorite Disney film, “Frozen.” Paragon employees dressed up in costumes from various Disney movies and rolled out the red carpet for Ana and her family, starting with a horse-drawn carriage ride around the neighborhood. As they made their way to the throne, Ana was presented with gifts before learning her wish had come true: she was going to Disney World.

“For 10 years, Paragon Bank has been a partner to Make-A-Wish Mid-South in more ways than we could have imagined,” said Liz Nelson, Make-A-Wish Mid-South President & CEO. “The employees of Paragon Bank give their time, treasures and talents to make wishes come true for children in the Mid-South.”

As part of its #PB10for10 campaign, a yearlong celebration of the bank’s 10th anniversary, 48 Paragon employees donated their time and efforts to prepare for and take part in the event. Additional donations were provided by Chick-fil-A at Poplar and Massey, McDonald’s at Poplar and Estate, Mr. Lincoln’s Costume Shoppe and The Carriage Company.

About Make-A-Wish Mid-South

Make-A-Wish Mid-South was founded in 1986 by a local businessman who recognized the need for an organization to help sick children in the Mid-South. More than 4,600 wishes have been granted to critically ill children in the Mid-South. For more information, please visit www.midsouth.wish.org or call (901) 680-WISH (9474).


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