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Arkansas State Police Foundation Dueling Piano Fundraiser 2024

On April 20, 2024, the Arkansas State Police Foundation and the ASPF Spouses’ Auxiliary Troop G hosted a Dueling Piano Fundraiser at Texarkana Country Club to benefit the Randy & Betty Hedge Spouses’ Auxiliary Scholarship fund. Currently, this scholarship fund awards 19 Troopers' dependents and has awarded 15 additional scholarships for Fall 2024. Click here for more information on ASPF.


Culinary Uncorked 2024

The annual Culinary Uncorked 2024, hosted by the Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation, took place on Friday, April 12, 2024, at the residence of Margaret and Philip Mobley. It was a heartfelt gathering to express gratitude to generous donors and commemorate yet another remarkable year of giving back.

3rd Annual Sunday Funday with Opportunities, Inc.

Opportunities Inc. held its third annual Sunday Funday on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Crossties in downtown Texarkana. This event included live music, barbeque from Naamans, and a baggo competition. With all proceeds dedicated to supporting children and adults with disabilities in our community, attendees enjoyed a day of fun-filled activities while making a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.


Solarbration TXK 2024

Solarbration TXK 2024 illuminated the Texas-Arkansas border during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, drawing Texarkana locals and visitors from around the globe to commemorate this extraordinary phenomenon. Attendees enjoyed the festivities, which featured performances by The Emerald City Band, an assortment of food trucks, and local shopping.


Pitch It Texarkana 2024

The 3rd Annual Pitch It Texarkana Entrepreneurial Competition was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Crossties in Downtown Texarkana. The winning entrepreneurs were awarded $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $2,500 for third place. The 3rd Annual Pitch It Texarkana winners were first place Jillian Woodruff, second place Andrea Smith, and third place went to Darlene Taylor. … Our community’s success and ability to develop entrepreneurial synergy depend on working together and doing strategically.

Inaugural TRAHC Honors Gala 2024

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council's inaugural gala, TRAHC Honors, took place on Saturday, March 23. The inaugural honorees were mixed-media artist Cindy Holmes, fashion designer Be Norman, and furniture makers, designers, and photographers Steve, Ben, and Patrick Mayo. The Regional Arts Center was transformed with Grammy-nominated music, award-winning artists, and creative fun.


Grace House Gala 2024

The Second Annual Grace House Gala was held at the Canvas Special Events Center on Friday, March 15, 2024. This year's theme was a Masquerade Gala. It was a beautiful evening with dinner, dancing, live music, and a silent auction benefiting the rescue of women and children in the Ark-La-Tex.

Grace House is a transitional living home for mothers and children in crisis. Grace House creates an atmosphere of hope, love, and support by cultivating a safe home. You can follow their journey @gracehousetexarkana.


1st Annual Brian Harris Foundation Golf & Pickleball Tournament

On Friday, March 8, and Sunday, March 10, friends and family of the late Brian Harris hosted the 1st Annual Brian Harris Foundation Golf & Pickleball Tournament. The foundation was established to honor all that Brian accomplished with his nursing career and to pay it forward. The foundation provides scholarships to local nursing students. … Golf Winners: … 1st Place: Tony Hernandez, Robbie Dye, Will Whitehead … 2nd Place: Tyler McElwee, Jake Garrett, Rick Barker … 3rd Place: Brian Adkins, Ray Norton, Caleb Cain … Longest Drive Contest: Ray Norton … Closest to the Pin:

18th Annual Harvest Texarkana Wine & Jazz Gala

The 18th Annual Harvest Texarkana Wine and Jazz Gala took place on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Silvermoon on Broad. The attendees enjoyed expertly selected wine and gourmet food pairings, live music, and a silent auction. Wines were paired with each gourmet item prepared by some of the area's top chefs. The support received from the community helps make it possible for Harvest Regional Food Bank to provide meals to food-insecure individuals.


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.

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