Make-A-Wish Events Scheduled

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mohawk football players are pictured working last year's roadblock in front of the Piggott Country Mart. The football players, and a number of other volunteers, will be back at the location from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 19, to collect donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.(courtesy photo)

The 18th annual Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon is set for this Friday, Feb. 19. In support of the annual fundraiser, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, roadblocks will be set up at Rector, Piggott, Paragould and other locations across the region.

In fact, throughout the day volunteers from all over Northeast Arkansas will be manning over 15 roadblocks, to collect for the worthy cause.

Once again this year a roadblock will be set-up at the entrance to the Country Mart supermarket, on East Main Street in Piggott. The roadblock will be going on from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., allowing local organizers the time to get their donations turned-in by 6.

"We have the Piggott Mohawk football players and other volunteers manning the local roadblock," noted Piggott area committee member Geraldine Crawford. "We got a late start last year, but did well. And, thanks to the Daddy-Daughter dance we've already raised well over $5,000 toward our goal this year."

Meanwhile, volunteers at Rector will be manning a roadblock at the intersection of Highway 49 and South Main Street from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As for the volunteers from Marmaduke, they'll join forces with others and help man the roadblock at the intersection of West Kingshighway and Reynolds Road. Marmaduke students have also been conducting a change drive to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

All of the donations will then be forwarded to the Jonesboro Radio Group, which is sponsoring the regional effort along with KAIT. Last year nearly $194,000 was raised in the region.

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