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Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

Bryant boy who could win $20,000 for Boys and Girls Club still needs votes

Bryant boy who could win $20,000 for Boys and Girls Club still needs votes

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - An 11-year old Bryant boy is up for a huge national honor.

Ethan Harris was nominated by the Bryant Boys and Girls Club for a leadership award due to his continued efforts in raising money, volunteering, and willingness to help others. If Ethan wins, the club will get a $20,000 grant. He is one of five finalists and is the only child competing.

Ethan and his mom Carla joined THV11 Saturday morning to talk more about the honor. To get more information, watch the video attached to this story.

To help support Ethan on his cause, just take a second each day from now until November 29 to vote for him: http://on.kthv.com/1aGpXpL

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric Cooperative) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

•In Arkansas County, Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and DeWitt Senior Center each received $1,000.

•In Cleburne County, Care Cap Connections/Volunteer America-1776 received $500 and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, Wilburn Volunteer Fire Department and Drasco Fire Department each received $1,000. 

•In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000. 

•In Lonoke County, Arkansas Waterfowl Association received $500 and Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke County Safe Haven and Scott Fire Protection District each received $1,000.

Trick or Treat Main Street happens Halloween night

Trick or Treat Main Street happens Halloween night

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) – Soon the streets of Malvern will be covered with ghosts, goblins, the occasional superhero, and even a clown or two.

The Trick or Treat Main Street event happens Halloween night from 5 to 6:30. Malvern Chamber of Commerce executive director Nikki Launius said merchants and civic organizations up and down about three blocks of Main Street will hand out candy to around 1,000 children.

The event provides a parade of costumes on the sidewalks and a safe place for children to take part in Halloween activities. Police will be present to help children cross the street.

If you’re looking for more ghoulish entertainment in the area, Launius said Sykes will host a Trunk or Treat Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in their parking lot. In addition to candy, Sykes will also have hot dogs, fire trucks, police cars, a helicopter and many other activities to enjoy.

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The cost to enter the Little Rock Marathon will soon be a little bit more expensive.

A spokesperson for the marathon said online fees will be at Marathon - $90, Half Marathon - $65, 10K - $30, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 through midnight on Oct. 31. After that, prices will go up.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, fees will be Marathon - $95, Half Marathon - $70, 10K - $35, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 . And, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, fees will be Marathon - $100, Half Marathon - $75, 10K - $40, 5K Fun Run - $30, and Little Rockers - $25.

Other deadlines for the marathon include Dec. 31 being the last day to get personalized race number (this is for marathon and half-marathon only) and Jan. 15 being the last day for corral seeding (Find out what that is:  http://on.kthv.com/1f4sejA).

Haunt Springs Trick-or-Treat coming soooooooon!

Haunt Springs Trick-or-Treat coming soooooooon!

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – You’re invited to the sixth annual Haunt Springs Trick-or-Treat!

Elan Kesilman, a spokesperson for the Downtown Hot Springs event, said this free evening falls on Wed., Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 and is offered as a safe alternative to knocking on doors on Halloween night. Traffic will be directed and crossing guards will be available to get your family from destination to destination safely.

A costume contest will held at the Arlington. Preliminary rounds are at 4:30 and 5:30 (children only have to go to one), and finalists will appear at 6:30. Kesilman said the grand prize is a Wii, but every participant will receive an award.

In addition, Hot Springs store owners will give out candy, face painting will be available, and spooky decorations will be scattered throughout.

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

WHAT: Chili's Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas are banding together to raise funds for the Goodwill in Searcy that burned down in March. The donations will go toward rebuilding Goodwill, so the organization can continue to assist those in need and provide jobs in the Searcy community. Throughout the evening Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Chili’s will donate 10 percent of food, beverage and To Go sales to help support this cause.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.                                           

WHERE: All Chili’s Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas