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Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric Cooperative) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

•In Arkansas County, Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and DeWitt Senior Center each received $1,000.

•In Cleburne County, Care Cap Connections/Volunteer America-1776 received $500 and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, Wilburn Volunteer Fire Department and Drasco Fire Department each received $1,000. 

•In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000. 

•In Lonoke County, Arkansas Waterfowl Association received $500 and Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke County Safe Haven and Scott Fire Protection District each received $1,000.

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s comin’ to Cabot!

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s comin’ to Cabot!

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – Cabot City Beautiful, Inc. is inviting you to bring all the good little boys and girls to the Cabot Walmart to meet Santa Claus!

Each child will get a free candy cane, and they’ll get to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

Santa will be available from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. On Fridays, the kids can see him from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m; Sundays  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Who's up for a scavenger hunt??

Who's up for a scavenger hunt??

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host a scavenger hunt soon!

According to a spokesperson for the department, the scavenger hunt will happen Sat., Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stonewall Park on 100 Berkshire Drive.

All ages are welcome, and food and admission are free.

For more information, visit www.cityofjacksonville.net/parks.

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The cost to enter the Little Rock Marathon will soon be a little bit more expensive.

A spokesperson for the marathon said online fees will be at Marathon - $90, Half Marathon - $65, 10K - $30, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 through midnight on Oct. 31. After that, prices will go up.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, fees will be Marathon - $95, Half Marathon - $70, 10K - $35, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 . And, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, fees will be Marathon - $100, Half Marathon - $75, 10K - $40, 5K Fun Run - $30, and Little Rockers - $25.

Other deadlines for the marathon include Dec. 31 being the last day to get personalized race number (this is for marathon and half-marathon only) and Jan. 15 being the last day for corral seeding (Find out what that is:  http://on.kthv.com/1f4sejA).

Cabot Thanksgiving Feast needs donations

Cabot Thanksgiving Feast needs donations

CABOT, Ark. (City of Cabot) - With the economy in a down turn, many people are not able to afford a Thanksgiving meal. The Cabot community wants everyone to be able to have a meal and come together as a family at the Fourth Annual Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast. The organizers of the Fourth Annual Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast are asking the Cabot community to come together to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for those that would not have a Thanksgiving meal. The organizers want people to realize that they don’t have to be alone and they don’t have to spend Thanksgiving without a meal or a place to go. The goals for the feast are to show the love of Christ, provide a relaxing, home-like atmosphere and a first-class Thanksgiving meal (Matthew 25:34-40).

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy.  But try looking a person in the eye and saying you can’t help their family,” says Bethlehem House volunteer Lesley Turner.  

Sunday, November  10,  will be the second annual Bethlehem House “Empty Bowls” fundraiser to provide for the needs of the homeless and nearly homeless.  Guests are invited to join us for a meal of soup, bread, and dessert made by local restaurants and volunteers and served at the facility of oneChurch, 1058 Front Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Sunday, November 10.   

Also, local artisans and vendors will display a variety of items for sale in the   Empty Bowls Marketplace. Cost for the meal is $10 per person, and vegetarian and gluten-free soups and desserts will be available.  Children under 10 eat free.  This event coincides with Conway’s Downtown Christmas Open House. 

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas will present its newest youth program for middle school students this summer. In Our Own Voices is a writing adventure in which 6th, 7th and 8th graders will explore issues of identity, diversity, and understanding of others. The program will be held Monday through Friday, July 8-19, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day at the CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock.

In Our Own Voices is a writing workshop curriculum for middle-school youth that fosters cultural diversity and community while improving creativity, developing communication skills, and building self-esteem. Each day the students will be presented with writing prompts and then encouraged to write and share their own work.