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Cary Jenkins

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Women dressed in red, green and gold glided on to the dance floor carrying a lighted candle nestled in pink and red flowers and performed the first of four dazzling dances for Bollywood Nights, held May 13 at the Statehouse Convention Center. The dances ranged from traditional to modern Bollywood style and were part of an Indian-theme fundraiser for the Harmony Health Clinic.

BOWL-ING FOR DOLLARS: Foodbank fundraiser nets $120,000 to help feed needy

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Bowls of all sizes and shapes made by local artisans were reminders that one in five Arkansans struggles with hunger. The vessels were included in the silent auction at the Arkansas Foodbank's 15th annual Empty Bowls. The event at the Statehouse Convention Center is the food bank's signature fundraiser.

HAUTE DOGS ON THE CATWALK: Paws on the Runway earns applause and raises $55,000

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So what if the models at this fashion show were short, hairy and slobbery.

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Precision Picture Hanging Kit

2 years' work cultivates Master Gardener confab

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JoEllen Beard sits on her couch and flips through a three-ring binder several inches thick, looking for the title of a keynote speech. The binder, one of two, is filled with information she has collected over the past two years as chairman of a committee that organizes the state Master Gardener Conference. This year's gathering is May 21-23 at the DoubleTree Hotel.

DIRT-FREE GARDEN PARTY: Health Center benefit honors woman's work

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The rain kept the fundraiser from being an outdoor event May 3, but it didn't keep guests away from the 30th annual Garden Party hosted by Planned Parenthood Great Plains. About 500 attended the event held at Pavilion in the Park. The intended venue was the Rogers House.

A SURE BET: Guests giddyap, go to assist nonprofit that aids families

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The Kentucky Derby was over but the racing continued -- with jockeys on stick horses -- at the fourth annual Southern Silks: A Derby Day Soiree on May 6 at the Metroplex. The affair raised money for Methodist Family Health.


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The temperature was pleasant, skies were clear and the lawn and gardens were lush for Dinner on the Grounds, held May 5 at Terry House. The festive affair was a fundraiser for Our House, which supports the working homeless in central Arkansas.

Tools and Toys

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Roto Rooter Gel Clog Remover

TALENT GALORE: Cocktails and culture

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Into the Blue, an evening of celebrating and supporting the arts in Arkansas, had its biggest crowd yet, with 420 attendees on April 29 at the Center for Humanities and Arts at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock.

CHAMPIONS OF CHILDREN’S HEALTH: Children's Hospital honors its own at awards ceremony

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Dedicated members of the local children's health community gathered at the Clinton Presidential Center the night of April 27 for the Arkansas Children's Hospital's Ruth Olive Beal Recognition Awards.

A SPIRITED PICNIC: Cemetery fundraiser puts $20,000 in chest

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For the 13th year, supporters of the Mount Holly Cemetery Association picnicked among the historic tombstones for the association's spring fundraiser, R.I.P. Restore in Perpetuity.

READERS AND WRITERS: Literature, libations mix at library affair

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The top floor of Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library was the setting for Author! Author! on April 29. The party, held during the four-day Arkansas Literary Festival, brought together festival authors, presenters and fans.

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BlissLights Firefly

LIFERS CELEBRATED: Business is good

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Three longtime Arkansas business leaders were honored April 20 with Leadership in Free Enterprise (L.I.F.E.) Awards: Charles Nabholz of Nabholz Corp., Don Munro of Munro & Co. and Robert A. Young III, who retired from ArcBest Corp. The luncheon -- hosted by the Economics Arkansas Foundation -- was held at the Little Rock Marriott.






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