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2021 Clay’s Golf & Guitars ESCAPE: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band Concert

Saturday, May 22, 2021, over 400 people enjoyed ESCAPE: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band at the 7th annual Clay's Golf and Guitars Concert. The Clay Eichler Memorial Fund raises money through its annual event, “Clay’s Golf and Guitars,” with all profits raised this year benefitted Haven Homes. Haven Homes is a local non-profit organization that provides a safe transition, temporary housing, and life-changing support services for women and men healing from addiction and homelessness. The Clay Eichler Memorial Fund was able to donate $170,000 to Haven Homes from this year's event.

6th Annual First Responders Day

photos by Jayce Keil

In honor of the sixth annual EMS appreciation week local first responders were celebrated at First Responders Day on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Big Jakes Bar-b-que was served to all first sponsors to honor their efforts and dedications at Texarkana, Arkansas Convention Center and Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. This event was sponsored by Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital, Eagle Distributing, Farmers Bank & Trust and Texarkana Funeral Home.


Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce C.E. Palmer Awards Presentation and Celebration

photos by Anita Peek

On Thursday, May 20, 2021 the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce honored former Bowie County Judge, James Carlow as the recepient of the 2020 C.E. Palmer Award. This award was established by the Palmer family in 1941, and is Texarkana’s most prestigious recognition for long-term meritorious civic service. All past recipients make up the selection committee each year. The event was held at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center.


63rd Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Texarkana has a mission to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Texarkana hosted the 63rd Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Truman Arnold Center on Texarkana College’s campus. Pancake Day is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk! All proceeds will go towards funding local organizations which directly impact the lives of children in our community. … Pancake Day is truly a community event.

6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival

The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area held its 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival—a one-of-its-kind art, food, music and wine festival for the Four States Area on Saturday, May 1 at Spring Lake Park. This year's event brought thousands of local residents and others from surrounding areas out to enjoy this completely outdoor event. … The 2020 Wine Festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wineries from across the State of Texas, numerous merchants and local businesses gave guests an opportunity to taste and purchase wines and gourmet treats.

Twisted & Uncorked

photos by Jayce Keil

Twisted & Uncorked VIP Party and Buffet Dinner was held on Friday, April 30. This event was hosted at the home of Cathy and Mark Van Herpen in celebration of Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival, a celebration of art, food, music and wine. Sponsors and guest enjoyed dinner from Twisted Fork Executive Chef Staley James and Pastry Chef Bri James. Twisted & Uncorked benefited the Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area.


21st Annual Walk for Life

1st Choice Pregnancy Center held their 21st Annual Walk for Life on Saturday, May 1st at Spring Lake Park. All funds raised from this event go directly to serve clients in our community. 1st Choice Pregnancy Center offers pregnancy testing, peer options counseling, limited OB ultrasounds, education programs where clients can earn items like clothing, diapers, even crips and car seats, mentoring for dads and more. They will soon be expanding services by adding a mobile unit which will allow them to take services to clients in the more rural parts of their service area.

CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run

The 7th CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run was help on Saturday, April 24 at Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana, Arkansas. The race began with each participant releasing a bag of color into the air creating a beautiful burst of color. Stations were located throughout the race route and showered with brightly colored powder, turning the race into a color explosion.

Walking for Williams

The 2nd Annual Walking for Williams was held on Sunday, April 25 at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church and benefited the Williams School. This family focused event took place outdoors on the church grounds with fun for all.

Leadership Texarkana Lunch with Leaders 2021

Leadership Texarkana celebrated local excellence in community leadership at their annual Lunch with Leaders at Texarkana, TX Convention Center on April 20th, with the awarding of the organization’s Leader of The Year Award, as well as honoring community leaders through Leadership Texarkana’s annual Wilbur Awards. The luncheon was sponsored by Texarkana Emergency Center and Hospital.

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