Faces & Places

10 Artists-1 Night

Thursday, November 5, Joseph Raymond hosted "10 Artists-1 Night Only" at the beautiful Omega Building in downtown Texarkana. … Local collectors and art lovers joined area artists Ryan Schimidt, Polly Cook, Tyler Arnold, Chris Thomas, Jon Welborn, Jess Weiner, Holly Perez, James Hayes, and Allan Phillips for Raymond's annual showcase of incredible Arklatex talent. It was a great night with a variety of works including paintings, sculpture, blown glass, pottery and more!


The 36th Annual Opportunities, Inc. Autumn Luncheon

The Opportunities, Inc. "Drive-Through" Autumn Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 5th outside the Senior Day Building. … This signature event hosted by the Foundation Board has been held since 1985. While traditionally hosted in a home, extra precautions were taken to make it as safe as possible. The drive-through luncheon included a wonderful box lunch prepared by local Chef Marjorie Slimer, and each box included a recipe card featuring one of her specialty desserts. … Joan Carter and the late Nancy Sandefur founded the Opportunities, Inc.

10th Annual Leadership Texarkana Fall Party

Leadership Texarkana, with the support of the City of Texarkana, Texas, hosted their tenth annual Fall Party at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center, October 13. The event was held to celebrate the Leadership class of 2020 and the partners and supporters of Leadership Texarkana. There were food trucks on hand to add to the festivity and fun. … At the event, Dr. Mary Ellen Young was named as the 2020 Idalee Raffaelli Hawkins Leader of the Year honoree.

Pecan Point Brewery Benefit

Sunday, October 11, the Opportunities, Inc. Angel Guild hosted an afternoon of football, craft beer, and delicious food at Pecan Point Gastropub and Brewery. This was a fantastic event and a real crowd pleaser with craft beer and food pairings such as Pecan Point’s “State Street Blonde” paired with Tuna Tartare, “Pecan Point Ale” paired with Beer-Battered Pub ‘Shrooms, “Grim Porter” and Duck with Cherry Sauce, and “Bell’s Dairy Milk Stout” paired with Chocolate Bread Pudding. … Ticket proceeds from this event will go to support Opportunities, Inc.

United Way Foundation Golf Tournament

Golfers from the Texarkana community gathered, Tuesday, October 6th, for a golf tournament supporting the United Way Foundation. It was a beautiful day of golf, raising money for an important cause. … The event was hosted at Texarkana Golf Ranch and was organized by members of the tournament committee, including David Mims, Mike Mahone, and Mark Bledsoe.

Chamber EDC Golf Tournament

The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council hosted an Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Texarkana Country Club. … Texas A&M-Texarkana and Texarkana College were recognized for their recent outstanding efforts to aid in economic development in the Texarkana region. It was noted that TAMUT has started new programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, led an economic development survey in conjunction with the Chamber, and has had a strong COVID-19 reaction that has allowed continued instruction.

2020 Opportunities Golf Tournament

Monday, September 14, the 31st Annual Opportunities Inc. Golf Invitational Tournament was held at Texarkana Country Club. The mission of Opportunities Inc. is to provide developmental and support services to children and adults with disabilities, supporting them in attaining a full life, and encouraging the recognition of the value and abilities of all to our community. … In the past 31 years, Opportunities has raised $2.5 million from this event.

2020 Clay’s Golf & Guitars

Gail & Dr. Ed Eichler started the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund in 2015 following the untimely loss of their son Clay. Each year, the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund raises money through an annual event known as “Clay’s Golf and Guitars” with all profits benefiting worthy local organizations needing financial assistance. The recipients of the funds raised by this event are chosen by their board on a rotating basis. … This year’s event was held August 22 at Northridge Country Club.

Texarkana, Texas Republican Women Reception

The Texarkana, Texas Republican Women hosted a reception for Texas Republican Party Chairman Lt. Col. Allen West on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. Senator Bryan Hughes, Representative Gary Van Deaver and Representative Nominee Pat Fallon were also in attendance.

The Texarkana, Texas Republican Women are members of the local community who believe in the Republican Party and its principles. The members meet on the third Tuesday of selected months and membership dues are $30 annually.


CASA & TCAC Save Jane Event

More than 1,200 children received services through The Children’s Advocacy Center of Texarkana in 2019. The inaugural Texarkana Save Jane virtual event, held August 13, endeavored to take those unspeakable acts against the innocent children of our city, and give voice to them, one name at a time. … The Save Jane child abuse awareness event was launched by Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center in 2019 with the goal of spreading awareness about the magnitude of child abuse, and about the organizations working in the field.

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