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Arkansas Foodbank sponsoring after school feeding sites

Arkansas Foodbank sponsoring after school feeding sites


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 30, 2014) - After school snacks and dinners are underway all over the state for the new school year. This year the Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is sponsoring after school snacks for approximately 1,700 children at 16 after school centers in 9 counties. In addition to snacks, 2 centers will also serve dinner 3 nights a week.

All centers are a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's At Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Center Food Program. The program is designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children after school, many of whom may be not be able to eat again until breakfast at school the next day.

Nutritious snacks and/or dinners will be provided to all children without charge and the same meals will be served to all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Onebanc supports Little Rock Fire Department Fan Drive

Onebanc supports Little Rock Fire Department Fan Drive


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 29, 2014) ­– The Little Rock Fire Department hosts a "Beat the Heat Fan Drive" each August and this year, when participation and donations were low, Onebanc employees decided to pitch in and help. Mendi Palmer, Mortgage Lender at Onebanc, personally organized a bank-wide fan drive which resulting in 55 fans donated by Onebanc team members.

"After hearing about the low response rate for the fan drive, I just knew that the generous employees at Onebanc would help," said Mendi Palmer. "I had hoped for 10-15 fans and when I saw we had 55 donated we were all so pleased," Palmer said.

The fans are distributed by the Little Rock Fire Department to provide fans to homes with elderly people and children with inadequate air conditioning. The lack of air conditioning is a reality for many people across central Arkansas and this program helps aid in that relief.

HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HMA) - The Hillcrest Merchants Association is ready for our October 4th, HarvestFest, voted Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas for best neighborhood festival and included in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as one of the Top Five festivals in Arkansas. This is the merchants’ yearly fall celebration for children and families.  The main street in Hillcrest, Kavanaugh, will be closed from Walnut Street to Monroe Street. HarvestFest festivities start at 7:00 A.M. and street activities start at 11:00 A.M. include the following:

City of Little Rock looking for Adopt-A-Street volunteers

City of Little Rock looking for Adopt-A-Street volunteers


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Keep Little Rock Beautiful and the city's Public Works department is looking for volunteers to do just that: tidy up the city.

They are looking for volunteers for the Adopt-A-Street program. The goal of the program is to beautify the city with volunteers willing to pick up litter and trash on selected streets.

Volunteers and groups identify a street (three to seven blocks or more) and pick up litter and trash at least six times per year. Public Works provides lists of available streets, signage, safety vests and litter bags, and scheduled pick up of trash collected.

Tuesday, Public Works employees volunteered during their lunch break to clean a street they adopted.

North Little Rock farm to hold fundraising event at White Water Tavern

North Little Rock farm to hold fundraising event at White Water Tavern

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – In an effort to educate Arkansans on sustainable agricultural practices, St. Joseph Farmin North Little Rock is holding an event at The White Water Tavern in Little Rock Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m., to promote the St. Joseph Farm Fest as well as educate those present on how they can contribute to the October festival.

St. Joseph recently established a GoFundMe campaign, with a goal of raising $6,000 toward making the festival a huge success in its first year as well as sustain the festival for future years.

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 9, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is now recruiting volunteers to help process applications for Angel Tree Christmas assistance. The central Arkansas application process will be held at the following locations:

Pulaski County, Lonoke County, White County

Dates: October 7-9, 14-16

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1505 West 18th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

 

Saline County

Dates: September 29 – October 3

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 129 North Main Street,Benton, AR 72015

Volunteers can register for these two locations at http://SalvationArmyCentralArkansas.org/angels

Local celebrities participate in the 'Dancing with Our Stars' event

Local celebrities participate in the 'Dancing with Our Stars' event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CTF) -- After months of rehearsals, local “stars” will demonstrate their dance moves at the seventh annual Red Carpet for Research event "Dancing with Our Stars," on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Hosted by the Arkansas Chapter of the Children's Tumor Foundation, the evening will take place at the Statehouse Convention Center's Governors Hall IV located at 101 East Markham Street in Little Rock and will raise funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation. “Our Stars” are community leaders that will be paired with local dance instructors to compete for one of two coveted mirror ball trophies. Attendees can vote online ahead of the event at http://grow.ctf.org/RedCarpet2014Voting or in person. The evening will include complimentary pictures on the red carpet, a reception, a seated dinner, and dancing.