Monday, June 26, 2017

EVENTS >> 6-24-17

HISTORICAL DISTRICT BANQUET JULY 27

The Jacksonville Historical District will hold a fundraiser and awards banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive.

The group, which is working to promote and preserve Jacksonville’s old city center, will present its awards for realtor of the year, independent business of the year, volunteer of the year, veteran of the year and citizen of the year.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling 501-765-0767 or sending checks to Jacksonville Historical District P.O. Box, 6507 Jacksonville, Ark. 72076.

Proceeds will help establish a Jacksonville history and train museum at 120 N. First St. that will feature an interactive miniature train area.

Renovations to the building, which was the former Jim’s Pawnshop location, will include a new roof and interior restoration.

The history preservation group also plans to restore the original telegraph and freight building and build a replica of the train depot.

“There will be a silent auction, door prizes and a live bluegrass band called Highway 31. The dinner menu is barbeque chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and rolls. Cobbler for dessert,” the announcement said.

Jacksonville Fire Chief Alan Laughy will be the master of ceremony and will present the awards. Mayor Gary Fletcher and Alderman James Bolden will speak.

Donations of gifts or services are being accepted for the silent auction.


PARKS DIRECTOR SPEAKS MONDAY AT CABOT AARP

Cabot AARP will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for a potluck at the Cabot Senior Center.

Cabot Parks and Recreation Executive Director Travis Young will speak about the newly completed Veterans Park Community Center.


JPD POLICE ALUMNI MEETING ON MONDAY

The Jacksonville Citizens Police Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Jacksonville Police Department on Marshall Road. All alumni are invited to attend.


JIM BRADY TRIO AT FIRST ASSEMBLY ON TUESDAY 

The Jim Brady Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St.

Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.

For more information, call 501-590-9357.


CORN-SALE FUNDRAISER FOR WADE KNOX CENTER

Orders are being taken for the annual Esau corn-sale fundraiser for the Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center in Lonoke.

Bags for unshucked corn cost $25 each and $35 for shucked corn. There are approximately 72 ears per bag.

Only peaches-and-cream corn is being sold this year.

Pick-up times will be 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Friday, June 30; Friday, July 14 and Thursday, Aug. 31. Orders for shucked corn, which will have limited quantities, must be picked up on Friday, July 7.

To order, call 501-676-2552.

The Wade Knox Center, which helps abused children in Lonoke County, is at 1835 S.W. Front St.


JULY 8 RUN BENEFITS LONOKE COUNTY SAFE HAVEN

A fun run will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 8 to raise money for the Lonoke County Safe Haven domestic violence shelter.

The event, called Fore Mile Adventure Run, will take place on the Greystone Country Club golf course in Cabot.

There will be a bounce house for kids, the club swimming pool will be open to race participants, and there will be food and family fun.

Entry fee is $25 for individuals and $50 for families. Registration can be made online at www.runsignup.com by searching Fore Mile Adventure.

“Proceeds will benefit Lonoke County Safe Haven, a domestic-violence shelter bringing hope and healing to those affected by domestic violence. Funding raised goes to help meet daily needs, counseling services, advocacy, medical needs and housing at the shelter for victims. Thank you so much for your support. Let us know if you’d be interested in more ways to help,” according to the announcement.


BRIDGE GAMES HELD WEDNESDAY IN BEEBE

Bridge players are needed at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Shepherd’s Center in the Beebe United Methodist Church, 302-A N. Main St. Beginners are welcome.

For more information, call 501-843-2930.