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ASPSF receives MLK Acts of Kindness Commitment to Service Award

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) was honored on January 28, 2024, at the Ozan-Inghram Iron Mountain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration Gala at Texarkana College. The corporation selected the nonprofit for the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Acts of Kindness Commitment to Service Award based on ASPSF’s ethical conduct, integrity, and civic and social responsibility to the local community.

2024 Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration

The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Celebration at the Perot Theatre on Friday, January 26, 2024. The event featured a delightful culinary experience provided by Pecan Point. The Annual Chamber Celebration is an occasion dedicated to commemorating the achievements of the chamber and its partners in the previous year. … This year's event featured the renowned sports author Ross Bernstein as the guest speaker. The nominees and recipients of awards were selected through nominations from chamber partners.

TRAHC Gala Unveiling 2024

TRAHC hosted its first annual "Unveiling Toast" on Thursday, January 11, at the Texarkana Regional Arts Center. This was a kick-off event announcing the 2024 honorees: mixed-media artist Cindy Holmes, fashion designer Be Norman, and Steven, Ben & Patrick Mayo for their furniture design and photography. The inaugural TRAHC Honors Gala will take place on March 23, 2024, at the Regional Arts Center. In addition to celebrating the honorees, the Dallas String Quartet and The Band Q will be performing. Tickets and tables can be purchased via trahc.org.


United Way of Greater Texarkana Uncork Your Support

The United Way of Greater Texarkana held its 9th Annual "Uncork Your Support" fundraiser on November 16, 2023, in the Studio 71 space at The Historic 1894 building. The community came together in a celebration of giving, all while enjoying the soulful tunes of local band Split Decision and savoring delectable delights courtesy of the talented Marjorie Slimer. Guests also participated in a raffle and silent auction, made possible through generous local donors. Proceeds from the event benefit the annual United Way campaign.


The Ark-La-Tex 100 Club Distributes Grants

The Ark-La-Tex 100 Club is a citizen-sponsored, non-profit organization. The sole purpose of the ArkLaTex 100 Club is to benefit our local police and firefighters in Bowie and Miller Counties. The goal of the Arklatex 100 Club is to raise funds for the dependents of our first responders lost in the line of duty. The remaining funds are used to purchase any unbudgeted but necessary life-saving equipment and additional training. … The ArkLaTex 100 Club recently distributed over $79,000.00 in grant requests to police departments and fire departments in Bowie and Miller County.


H&N Holiday Open House 2023

H&N Landscaping, Nursery, and Floral held its annual Holiday Open House on November 10 and 11. From food, drinks, and store specials to a bounce house and scavenger hunt, it was a great time for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit, enjoy the beautiful weather, and meet the new owners, Kelsey and Kory Crews!


30th Annual Taste of Texarkana

Harvest Regional Food Bank's 30th Annual Taste of Texarkana was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Four States Fair Entertainment Center. Dr. Ly and Aaron Gaylor were the grand presenting sponsors of this magnificent Texarkana Culinary Showcase. Food, drinks, and entertainment from Texarkana's top restaurants, vendors, and culinary talent took part in this event benefitting Harvest Texarkana.


Opportunities, Inc. Annual Autumn Luncheon 2023

The Opportunities, Inc. Annual Autumn Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the home of Jeannie Conway. This signature event hosted by the Foundation Board has been held since 1985. Joan Carter and the late Nancy Sandefur founded the Opportunities, Inc. Foundation Board to raise public awareness about Opportunities, Inc. and its many programs. This event celebrates the ongoing progress of the organization while raising vital funds to support local children and adults with disabilities in our community.

Haven Homes 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser

On October 12th, 2023, Haven Homes celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a celebration and fundraiser at the Texarkana, Arkansas Convention Center. Haven Homes Texarkana is a shining example of the power of community to nurture and grow a vision that addresses a critical need. Through the faith and generosity of the Texarkana community and loyal friends of the Haven Homes ministry, this faith-based and community-driven recovery program has evolved into a pillar for addiction recovery in Northeast Texas.

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