October 6, 2016
-Arif Khatib, Founder of the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (MESHOF) for their Annual Men’s Service Awards Ceremony. The event will be Thursday, October 6th from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. A reception will take place at 11:00am with a luncheon at 12 noon and the ceremony beginning at 1:00pm. The Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame will honor Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen with its Social Award. Four other community leaders will also be honored: John Gardner, Community Advocate Award; Lionel Davis, Art Porter Music Education Volunteer; North Little Rock Police Officer Tommy Norman, Community Advocate Award; Rev. Dennis Edwards of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Community Advocate Award; and A.D. Washington, Lifetime Music Award. Our own Broadway Joe will be the emcee the ceremony. For tickets or more information, visit www.afrosportshall.com.
*MESHOF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational life skills and mentorship opportunities for deserving youth.
-Chief Joe Gray, Little Rock Fire Department for the 6th Annual Fire Safety Day. The event will be Saturday, October 8th from 11:00am- 3:00pm at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock. Festivities include a firefighter challenge, a meeting with Molly the Safety Dog, an antique fire truck, carnival rides, health screenings offered by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, free carbon monoxide monitors and more! The public will have the opportunity to be educated about the day-to-day fire safety and prevention measures. Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15 and this year’s campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” For more information, call 501-918-3700.
-Trena Mitchell, Arkansas Cancer Coalition and Sybil Ward, Jefferson Comprehensive Care Systems, Inc. for Praise Fest 2016. Praise 102.5 FM, Power 92 and the Legendary 102.1 KOKY presents Praise Fest 2016, Sunday, October 9th with a VIP Reception at 5:00pm and the event beginning at 6pm at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Featured artists will Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary, Charles Jenkins, Jermaine Dolly, and Zarcardi Cortez. Sponsors are Arkansas Cancer Coalition, CeCe Chicken & Waffles, Cardiology & Medicine Clinic and McDonald’s. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of show. For group rates, call 501-401-0200. Ticket Outlets include, Uncle T’s Food Mart, Ugly Mike’s Records, The Record Rack in Pine Bluff, Butler Furniture Depot, and G4L Custom Embroidery.