Scholarship group gives a ‘hand up’
Charles Redfield headlined the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County benefit Corporate Luncheon on May 2 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers. Redfield, Walmart U.S. food division executive vice president, told those gathered the nonprofit organization "is about creating opportunity for single parents." The Northwest Arkansas native and University of Arkansas graduate also gave guests some insight into Walmart's plans for retail competition.
The three-day, multi-event Cancer Challenge will lead off with a golf tournament June 8 in Bella Vista and conclude with 10K and 5K runs and a 1-mile walk June 10 in Bentonville.
Seeds sprout scholarships
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas patrons gathered April 25 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville for the nonprofit organization's third annual SoNA Spring Gala.
There's no chance of getting out clean from the "Pig Trail Mud Run" presented by the Springdale Rotary Club on June 3. The fifth annual benefit 5K will begin and end at Marchant Arena in Elm Springs, and the course will run through undeveloped land on the Ecclesia College campus. Linda Slothower, event chairwoman, said the race's 15 obstacles will include two creek beds, a muddy steeple-chase, zip line, rope bridge, two firemen's poles and a climbing wall.
University lauds donors
The University of Arkansas lauded benefactors at Towers of Old Main on April 21 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The biennial black-tie dinner is held to induct members into the Towers of Old Main -- those who have reached significant milestones in their giving to the university.
A baker’s dozen Northwest Arkansas Kiwanis Clubs have sponsored an annual fun walk to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1995. Sharon Horwart of the Springdale Kiwanis Club, walk co-chairman, said the groups are narrowing the focus of the effort beginning with this year’s walk May 13.
New benefit lauds doctors
Welcome Health: Northwest Arkansas' Free Health Center lauded two of its longtime volunteer physicians -- Roger Montgomery and Jim Norys -- at the inaugural A Toast to Health fundraiser April 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville.
Group champions girls
Girls on the Run of Northwest Arkansas champions gathered April 7 for the sixth annual Out of the Box Luncheon at Avondale Chapel and Gardens in Bentonville.
Huggy, a Russian grizzly bear, Lolly and Holly and other black bears soon will have new accommodations at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge near Eureka Springs. Proceeds from the annual "Cats at the Castle" benefit Saturday will help the nonprofit organization make dedicated habitats for the baker's dozen of bears.
Area residents gather to support literacy, SMA
More than 700 Miller McNeill Woodruff Foundation backers joined the group March 31 at the Fayetteville Town Center for the sixth annual Cupcakes & Cocktails benefit.