October 20, 2016
– Virgil Miller for 3 Miles of Men. The 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has a group of supportive men called 3 Miles of Men who are comprised of fathers, sons, uncles, brothers, and friends who line the race course to show their support. A Tailgate Party was recently held, Thursday, October 13th at Diamond Bear Brewing Company, 600 North Broadway in North Little Rock at 5pm. Larry’s Pizza provided free pizza and there was free beer and root beer, and lots of door prizes and a fishing trip raffle. On the day of the race, there will be a Tailgate Breakfast, Saturday, October 22nd provided by Capital Smokehouse and Grill. The first 100 people to arrive at the 3 Miles of Men tent on the corner of Capital and Izard will get a free breakfast (parking lot next to Capitol Smokehouse and Grill) beginning at 7am. The men will be at 6th & Izard by the Central Church of Christ Family Life Center. Also, look for the Utility 1 Source bucket truck for some fun items to throw to runners. For more information, visit “Komen Arkansas – 3 Miles of Men” on Facebook or www.twitter.com/3MilesOfMen or call 501-202-4399.
- The 23rd Annual Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure will kickoff, Saturday, October 22nd in Downtown Little Rock:
- 6:00 – 8:00am: Registration & Packet Pickup (4th & Arch Street)
- 6:30am: Survivor Breakfast
- 7:15am: Survivor Photo
- 7:30am: 5K Competitive Run
- 7:40am: Pre-Race Ceremony
- 8:00am: 5K Run/Walk
- 8:20am: 2K Family Fun Run/Walk
- 9:30am: Survivor Parade
- 10:00am: Survivor Picnic
– Julie Steele, Event Vice Chair and Board Member of the 6th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship. Over the last 5 events, over 23,000 people representing almost every county in Arkansas, as well as most of the United States, came together to show their love for cheese dip. This year 7,000 are expected to attend. Over 70 years ago, cheese dip was created right here in Central Arkansas. Both professionals and amateurs will be judged and everyone will have their chance to vote on the best cheese dip through the People’s Choice Awards. A professional panel of cheesy experts will be prepared to crown the 6th World Cheese Dip Champion. Proceeds will go to the Harmony Health Clinic who has provided over $300,000 annually in dental work at no cost to patients and is able to serve patients due to generous volunteers, financial contributions, and corporate sponsors. The Harmony Clinic provides basic medical care for uninsured people living in Central Arkansas. The 6th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship will be held, Saturday, October 22nd from 12noon-3pm at the River Market Pavilion in downtown Little Rock. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.cheesedip.net. For more information on the Harmony Clinic, visit www.harmonyclinicar.org or call 501-375-4400.
-Charles Stewart, Chairman of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (ABHOF) for their 24th Annual Induction Ceremony. Six noteworthy individuals will be inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame during their 24th Annual Induction Ceremony, held Saturday, October 29th at 7:30pm at the Statehouse Convention Center in the Wally Allen Ballroom in downtown Little Rock. The honorees, who have excelled in business, music, law, media and diplomacy, include The Hall Family of Little Rock, long standing entrepreneurs/grocers; Attorney Richard L. Mays, Sr., former legislator and justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court; Jazz soloist Cynthia Scott; June Carter-Perry, former US ambassador to Lesotho and Sierra Leone; Mifflin Wistar Gibbs (posthumous), first elected African American municipal judge in the United States; and Gregory A. Davis, CEO of Davis Broadcasting, Inc. The ABHOF uses funds generated from the induction ceremony to benefit organizations throughout Arkansas that serve African American communities in the following area: youth development, health and wellness, education and business/economic development. For tickets and more information, visit www.arblackhalloffame.org or call 501-503-1092.