(NEWTON) 2017 Junior Miss Effingham County Fair Queen Elizabeth Weidner can use your help to help others here in February. The youngster is focusing this month on the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of St. Louis (Cardinal Glennon and Children’s) in an effort to collect any NEW “unopened” hotel samples (baby samples too) to be distributed in March for families to use during inpatient stays for parents and/or caregivers. As a CMN child herself, this is a cause near and dear to Elizabeth as a Stage IV Neuroblastoma Cancer Warrior / Survivor. During a time of crisis, something as “simple” as shampoo/conditioner, shower gel/soap/moisturizer, deodorant, razor/shaving cream, toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash, comb, baby wash, etc.. can be forgotten or not packed or simply used up because of a lengthy hospital stay. Other items of need include shoe shine kits, plastic bags, pre-packaged snacks/cereals/oatmeal/chocolates/hard candies, hot chocolate or any other beverage amenities, teas/coffee/creamer/sugar/artificial sweetener packets, sewing kits, and shower caps. There are several drop off sites in Effingham County. For more information, call 217-925-5700 or go online at any time at https://www.facebook.com/elizabethannweidnerjrmiss.