Make-A-Wish Events Scheduled

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Members of the Mohawk football team manned last year's roadblock.(courtesy photo)

Local organizers are now putting the finishing touches on two fundraisers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The first is a "daddy-daughter" dance, being held on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Piggott Community Center. The local Piggott Make-A-Wish committee is also seeking volunteers to man this year's roadblock, which will be held throughout the day on Friday, Feb. 19. The effort is co-sponsored by the Piggott Elementary School WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students).

"We're having our first-ever daddy-daughter dance from 6 to 8:30 on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the community center," committee member Geraldine Crawford noted. "Admission will be a donation, with all the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Of course, if you can't attend your donation would still be appreciated."

The attire for the fundraising dance is Sunday dress, or semi-formal, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. The local group will also be coordinating the all-day roadblock, and are still in need of volunteers. Last year Mohawk football players worked the roadblock, although it was organized at the last minute. But, this year there is a possible conflict, so volunteers are being sought.

And, although many consider the effort to be a nationwide program, Crawford is quick to point out it has touched the lives of many local children, as well.

Those interested in volunteering their time, or those wanting to donate to the cause, may contact Crawford at 870 598-4116 or may call Kim Donner at 870 598-4701 or Debbie Harrell at 870 598-4217.

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