The First Annual Thunder Roads Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Poker Run will kick off on Saturday, May 12 with breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. at South Bend Fire Station No. 1, 4421 Highway 294 (Military Road) in Jacksonville. First Bike Out will be at 10 a.m. and the Last Bike Out at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at the end of the ride. The Run is sponsored by South Bend Fire & Rescue, Ward Fire Department, Vilonia Fire Department, and North Pulaski Fire Department. A $20 ticket includes a poker card, t-shirt (to first 200 people who register), door prize ticket, and meal ticket. Co-riders pay $10, which includes a poker card, door prize ticket, and meal ticket. For more information, contact Brenda at 276-0244, Kenny at 944-4856, Tim K. at 650-5059, Tim T. at 454-3170, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The music department of Second Baptist Church, 1117 North James in Jacksonville, will present their annual Easter pageant at 7 p.m. April 6,7 and 8. The pageant title is “Jesus, We crown you with praise.”
It will be presented with full drama, costumes and choir, featuring solos by Robby Francis, Dawn Peeples, Chuck and Tricia Thomas, Linda McAlister, Derrell Vann and Cristy Walter.
There is no admission charged and everyone is invited to attend. Preschool childcare will be provided.
The adult choir and drama ministries of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville will present the Easter musical “No More Night” at 6 p.m. on April 7 and 8. Nursery will be provided. Free admission. For more information call 982-1519.
Miss Jacksonville 2007, Rhonda Allen, will partner with Jacksonville Wal-Mart Supercenter to raise awareness and support for Children’s Miracle Network from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. She will also be at the supercenter at the same time April 7. On April 7, the Easter Bunny will also be presenting a storytime with photos and information on Children’s Miracle Network.
This organization of hospitals such as Arkansas Children’s Hospital provide quality care, research, and education for more than 17 million children. For more information on the awareness event or to help with a donation call Allen at 501-554-2709.