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Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

UNDATED (UCP) - Your child can receive a personal letter straight from Santa at the North Pole!

Letters will include a personal message from Santa, as well as reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve! Letters are $10 each, and all proceeds will benefit the programs and services of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas.

Contact Kristin at (501) 228-3838 or kristin@ucpark.org to purchase your personalized letter from Santa!

Orders need to be placed by Mon., Dec. 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas.

(Source: United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas)

Little Rock Compassion Center needs turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets

Little Rock Compassion Center needs turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (LRCC) -- The Little Rock Compassion Center is looking for help to put together 500 Thanksgiving baskets for the low-income families the organization serves.  And the biggest need is for frozen turkeys. 

"We want to make sure we have the entire dinner in our baskets," said Pastor William Holloway, the Founder and Director of the Little Rock Compassion Center.  "We really need the community to help.  If you can bring a 14-20 pound frozen turkey to us, it will bless many families in the area."

"We also would be very grateful for the other elements of the traditional dinner as well," Holloway said.  "And, if families want to volunteer to help us put the baskets together, that would be a wonderful way to prepare for Thanksgiving."

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Little Rock, AR (Union Rescue Mission)-  The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 26th. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by local schools in the Little Rock area. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 15, 2013.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 1650 East Washington, Saturday, November 23 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

LITTLE ROCK (AAD) – The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced today that 102 Arkansas farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2013. Arkansas Century Farm signs and certificates will be presented to owners of the farms at five locations around the state the week of November 18-22.

The Arkansas Century Farm program is a program that recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary, places no restrictions on the land, and does not require a fee.

To qualify, farms have to meet the following criteria:

  • The same family must have owned the farm for 100 years by December 31, 2013.
  • The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The following Arkansas farms will be awarded a sign and certificate at the following locations:

Dillion International offering international adoption information meeting

Dillion International offering international adoption information meeting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK.(Dillon International, Inc.) —Dillon International, Inc., will present a FREE informational meeting on intercountry adoption from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at the Dillon International office, 4702 W. Commercial Dr., Suite B-1, in North Little Rock.

A Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong and Colombia. For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call 501-791-9300.       

Founded in 1972, Dillon International is a licensed, non-profit adoption and humanitarian aid agency that is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., with branch locations in five cities including North Little Rock, Ark. Dillon International is Hague Accredited through the Council on Accreditation to process international adoptions pursuant to the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000.

Santa Claus is comin' to Park Plaza!

Santa Claus is comin' to Park Plaza!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Park Plaza) - Santa Claus will arrive in Little Rock on Saturday, November 9. Santa has a brand new home away from home at Park Plaza! The beautiful display includes lavish pine trees and a clock tower decorated in the rich colors of the season: red, green and gold! Located on the second level, near Dillard’s East his new home is sure to delight and enchant children of all ages! 

Visits with Santa are available through Christmas Eve, Mondays – Saturdays from 10 am – 9 pm, Sundays Noon – 6 pm. Visits with Santa are always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Select photo packages include a FREE Shutterfly gift card with purchase! For photo package prices and more information, visit www.ParkPlazaMall.com.  

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Little Rock, AR (Union Rescue Mission)-  The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 26th. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by local schools in the Little Rock area. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 15, 2013.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 1650 East Washington, Saturday, November 23 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)