BENEFITS WILL HELP TWO SICK CHILDREN
A fundraiser fish fry will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. next Saturday in the Jacksonville High School cafeteria, 2400 Linda Lane. There will also be a bake sale, face painting and a silent auction.
Proceeds will help fund out-of-state travel expenses for the medical care of 6-year-old Charli Kay Cooper who is suffering from a rare seizure disorder.
The meal of catfish or chicken, coleslaw, baked beans and hushpuppies is available for dine-in or take out. Tickets are $10 and available at the JHS office or by calling Mrs. Hicks at 501-982-2128. Donations are also being accepted at the JHS office.
A fundraiser 5K run/walk to help pay for the medical expenses of Gracie Hall, the 15-month-old daughter of Josh and Juli Hall, will be held Saturday, May 3 at Beebe City Hall.
The toddler has HLH (Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis), a rare disorder of the immune system. She is the granddaughter of Sherry and Rick Sowell, and Charlotte and Steve Hall, all of Beebe. Steve Hall is pastor of Beebe First Church of the Nazarene and a part-time chaplain and police officer.
All donations will be appreciated.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jenni Taylor at 501-281-0540 or Mary Seymore at 501-605-2864.
CABOT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL OPENS ON THURSDAY
The 12th annual Cabot Strawberry Festival kicks off Thursday with carnival rides from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Veterans Park Community Center. There will be live music from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday, when 65 vendor booths will also be open. The festival continues all day Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. A dunking booth featuring many prominent Cabot residents will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. A beauty pageant will also be held on Saturday.
GOODSELL TRUCK CLASSIC CAR SHOW ON SATURDAY
Goodsell Truck and Accessories’ 15th annual classic car and truck show, which is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club, will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at 401 Municipal Drive. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday.
For more information, call 501-982-2245.
SENIOR CENTER WILL HONOR VOLUNTEERS AT LUNCHEON
The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will hold its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25. Anyone who has volunteered at the senior center is invited to attend.
It will be held at 100 Victory Circle in Jacksonville.
THEATER HELPS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The Cabot Community Theatre will perform the musical “The Nerd” Thursday through Saturday and again May 1-3. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 2 with the show will begin at 7:30. The Thursday performances will not include dinner. A matinee will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3.
For tickets, call 501-941-2266. The theater is at 204 N. First St.
McRAE, WARD CHURCHES PLAN GOSPEL CONCERTS
Shiloh Baptist Church in McRae will host a performance by southern gospel band 86 Hwy. at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The church is at 460 Shiloh Road.
The Old Paths, a southern gospel quartet, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 at Day Spring Missionary Baptist (formerly First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church) in Ward. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 501-843-3336.
JHS CLASS OF 1952 REUNION PLANNED FOR MAY 5
The Jacksonville High School class of 1952 will hold its annual reunion at 1p.m. Monday, May 5 at the Western Sizzlin in Jacksonville. For more information, call Doris Gray at 501-982-8930 or Blanche Holland at 501-835-1652.
LANDMARK BAPTIST CANCER-RESEARCH FUNDRAISER
Landmark Baptist Church’s Relay for Life Survivor’s dinner, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Craig O’Neil will speak.
The church’s Relay for Life will be at from 6 p.m. May 9 until 6 a.m. May 10 at Jacksonville High School’s Jan Crowe Stadium.
For more information, call Barbara Smith at 501-416-1012.
The church is at 2200 Marshall Road in Jacksonville.
HOG ROAST FOR LONOKE EXCEPTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Lonoke Exceptional Development Center will host a fundraiser hog roast at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at 518 N.E. Front St. in Lonoke. County Judge Doug Erwin, Pastor Derek Walker, police officer Randy Mauk and Bo Bevis will be team captains for the obstacle course and relay race. The event will also include live music, a petting zoo and more.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids and are available at Bank of England branches, Lyons Drug and the Lonoke Exceptional Development Center, which provides training for people with developmental disabilities.