Faces & Places

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.

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.

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.

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