THREE CITIES PLAN CHRISTMAS PARADES
Cabot’s Christmas parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. This year’s theme is “A Cabot Candyland Christmas.”
Businesses and organizations are encouraged to enter a float. Trophies will be awarded in five categories: school/civic, church, business, animal/equestrian and general/personal.
Entry forms, parade rules and a route map can be picked up at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot Chamber of Commerce office or downloaded at www.cabotparks.com. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 8. Completed forms, along with a $10 entry fee, can be sent to Cabot Christmas Parade, P.O. Box 1101, Cabot, Ark. 72023.
For more information, call 501-920-2122 or email email@example.com.
Jacksonville’s annual Christmas parade is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 on Main Street in Jacksonville. The cost to enter a float is $25. Proceeds from the parade will benefit the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club.
To register, contact Laura Walker at 501-982-4316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ward’s Christmas parade will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Applications for parade floats, which will line up at 4 p.m., are being accepted now through Dec. 12.
For more information, call 501-843-7686.
CHURCHES PLANNING ALTERNATIVES TO HALLOWEEN
Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cabot will hold its annual fall festival from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Church members will decorate their car trunks and truck beds for kids to “trunk or treat.” There will also be family games and activities in the fellowship hall.
Pastor Terry Fortner invites the community to “a safe alternative this Halloween. Children may come in costume. We ask that there be no costumes with occult themes.”
The church is near Hwys. 89 and 107. For more information, call 501-988-4989.
Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville will hold its annual Share Celebration from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. The free event will include a hayride, food, games and music. The church is at 1117 N. James St. For more information, call 501-985-2502.
McRae First Baptist Church will host God’s Big Top Fall Carnival from 6:30 until 8 p.m. next Wednesday. The free family event will include candy, face painting, a duck pond and cake walk.
VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA
The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a free Veterans Day concert by the Jacksonville High School Choir at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Also, in honor of Veterans Day, the Arkansas Fallen Heroes Memorial will be on display Nov. 8 through Nov. 14.
The museum is at 100 Veterans Circle.
Sherwood’s Veterans Day parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. Entry forms are available by emailing former Alderman Butch Davis at email@example.com or by calling 501-416-7577.
The parade will start at Lantrip Road and Kiehl Avenue and travel west down Kiehl.
The Cabot American Legion will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park Community Center, 508 N. Lincoln St. Lea Smith, who won the post’s oratorical contest, will speak. She also placed second at the Legion’s statewide contest.
For more information, 501-203-5715.
TRI-COMMUNITY FISH FRY BENEFITS FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Tri-Community Fire Department will hold a fish-fry fundraiser from 4 until 7 today at Station 1, Hwy. 321 East and at Bear Road.
Catfish, chicken strips, baked beans and all the trimmings, plus drinks and dessert will be served.
For more information, call 501-843-3336.
‘HEE HAW’ TODAY AT CENTERSTAGE PLAYHOUSE
The Cabot Community Theatre will hold its fifth annual “Hee Haw” performance today at Centerstage Playhouse, 204 N. First St.
The shows will feature lots of all-Arkansas talent, plenty of music, comedy, dancing, as well as free beans, cornbread and peach cobbler. To make reservations, call 501-941-2266.
CABOT AARP CANDIDATES FORUM 6 P.M. MONDAY
The Cabot chapter of AARP will host Cabot-area candidates at 6 p.m. Monday at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Each candidate will have a few minutes to speak during the potluck supper.
JACKSONVILLE CHURCH WILL OFFER HEALTH CHECKS
Iglesia Ni Cristo Outreach Program and Evangelical Mission in Jacksonville will provide free health assessments and goodwill bags starting at 4 p.m. next Saturday.
The chapel is at 236 Pearl St. For more information, call 501-442-3545.