EVENTS>> Fall 2007
The Jacksonville Lions Club will have its fall pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jacksonville Boys Middle School cafeteria.
Businesses may buy packages of 22 or 11 tickets for $100 or $50 or individuals may purchase tickets for $5 for adults and $3 for children.
This is a popular fundraising event for the Lions and proceeds go to help the visually impaired or to local projects for the elderly and children. All the money raised goes back into the community.
Following the breakfast, the club will have its annual Golf Ball Drop at Dupree Park. To purchase tickets, call 982-2175.
Community Bank grilling hamburgers, hotdogs
Community Bank will be grilling hamburgers and Petit Jean hotdogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Hwy. 64 to welcome its three newest employees Brad Jordan, Stephanie Ungerank and John Wooten. The bank invites you to stop by, grab some lunch and welcome the newest team members to Beebe.
Sherwood police group to meet Tuesday
The Sherwood Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (SCPAAA) brings Sherwood citizens police academy graduates together to promote and enhance community relations between the Sherwood Police Department and Sherwood citizens in all phases of law enforcement.
The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sherwood Council Chambers on Kiehl Avenue. When business is concluded, we will have potluck — good food, fellowship, and a fun time.
Beginning in December meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sherwood council chambers at the municipal complex building that houses the Sherwood Police Department on Kiehl Avenue.
The group’s Website is www.freewebs.com. For more information, call 519-4339.
Ward Animal Shelter to hold annual chili cook-off
The Ward Animal Shelter will hold its third annual chili cook-off at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, following the city’s Christmas parade and tree lighting.
Area businesses and citizens will have a pot of their secret recipe chili available to be judged by the public. The top three competitors will receive trophies.
The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.
Everyone is invited to come out and join the shelter for a night of fun, complete with a cake walk, silent auction, pictures with Santa, coloring contest and Aunt Blueberry the clown.
All proceeds will go to the Ward Animal Shelter for its various needs.
For more information, call Lola or Aleks at 501-843-2271.
Church offering free pictures with Santa Dec. 9
Landmark Baptist Church at 1701 General Samuels Road in Jacksonville is offering free pictures with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Sherwood’s Festival of Lights and tree auction set
Sherwood’s third annual Festival of Lights and auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday at the Bill Harmon Recreation Center, 51 Shelby Road in Sherwood. For more information, call the center at 501-835-6893.
Local businesses have donated beautifully-decorated artificial Christmas trees for a silent auction. This is a way to purchase the perfect tree without battling holiday crowds.
Proceeds generated by the auction are divided between Sherwood’s four elementary schools.
The trees may be viewed beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. and on the following days during normal business hours. Bidding begins at 5 p.m. Friday and continues through Saturday.
Christmas lighting in Cabot this Saturday
The public is invited to attend Cabot’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Saturday in front of City Hall. The city encourages downtown shoppers to watch Christmas carolers and the arrival of Santa during the annual ceremony.
Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take pictures with Santa. There will be drawings for prizes from local businesses and Santa will flip the switch and light up downtown Cabot. Families are sure to enjoy a walk through the Christmas Wonderland.
For more information, contact Karen Davis at 843-3566.
Cabot’s Santa Shack is open at local Wal-Mart
Cabot City Beautiful’s 11th annual Santa Shack is now open at Cabot Wal-Mart. Children are able to see Santa Claus and tell him what they’d like him to bring them for Christmas.
There are free candy canes and photos available.
Santa is on site to visit with kids from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m.; also noon to 2 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. On Sundays the jolly old fellow will be at Santa Shack from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Santa will be available until Saturday, Dec. 23. Proceeds will go to Cabot City Beautiful’s community projects.
Annual Christmas for CASA event slated Saturday
The third annual Christmas for CASA event, hosted by CASA of Lonoke County, Inc., will be held Saturday at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott.
The event begins at 11 a.m. Admission, lunch, entertainment and tour will be provided for $50 per person. Space is limited.
For reservations, call 501-676-6533.
Reservations are confirmed with payment on a first-come, first-reserved basis.