The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation will host the 11th Annual Beads, Bags and Bangles Kids’ College Fundraiser on Thursday, February 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hope Municipal Airport. The theme of this year’s event is a “Block Party,” featuring various authentic and interesting food trucks, so bring your appetite. From delicious street eats to savory sweets, the trucks will offer something for everyone.
As with any good block party, the BBB Block Party will deliver quality entertainment. Attendees will be serenaded by the acoustic sounds and feats of street performers and will have the opportunity to participate in friendly neighborhood games. To make the party even more memorable, guests will witness amazing acts from Arkansas Circus Arts. The block party streets will be filled with silent auction items that you will not want to leave behind, and raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win a set of “Today, Tomorrow and Forever bracelets” by Charles Krypell, donated by Alexander’s Jewelry.
Proceeds raised at the 11th Annual BBB event will be used for scholarships and supplies to benefit the 2017 Kids’ College Program, Preparatory Academy, and Camp Save-A-Life programs. Kids’ College is designed for students in first through eighth grade. The 2016 program served over 250 children from Hope and the surrounding communities. UAHT’s Preparatory Academy and Camp Save-A-Life serves students in ninth through twelfth grades. The UAHT Preparatory Academy helps prepare students for the ACT college entrance exam. Camp Save-A-Life introduces students to healthcare professions. These two programs serve approximately 100 area students each year.
Tickets to the BBB Block Party are $35. For more information or to buy your tickets, call Jill Bobo, UAHT Foundation Executive Director, at 722-8516 or 501-580-1214.