Tis’ The Season

The Kruth Talks

By Amber Kruth

Tis’ The Season

With increasing struggles during this economic recession, we all have to reach out to help each other. Here are a few local events that make a big impact. The Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville is putting on the second annual Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 19.  More than400 dinners are expected to be served, but not without the help of several volunteers. The Salvation Army Angel Tree will be at the Northwest Arkansas Mall starting next weekend. Any way you can, give a little this holiday season.

Five Days of Giving

The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock will offer free admission Saturday to kickoff the Five Days of Giving fifth annual celebration. If you travel to the capital, bring along an extra coat for the “crepes for coats” fundraiser and get 15 percent off brunch on Sunday at restaurant Forty Two. The event will conclude Wednesday with a “Thank You, Arkansas” luncheon with President Clinton as the keynote speaker.

Concrete Jungle

We’re used to road construction throughout the summer but it looks like some projects, like the Mount Comfort Road project from I-540 to Rupple Road, will continue straight through next fall. It will be well worth the trouble and wait for the four lane update near the interstate and the sidewalk and bike lane. This project is estimated to come in more than $1 million dollars under budget. Maybe some of that can be put into a fund to get bike lanes put in on Mission Boulevard.

Extreme Home Makeover

ABC’s popular “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is searching for a deserving Northwest Arkansas family. To nominate a family send name, family story and house story to castinghome@gmail.com. The deadline is Nov. 24. Ashton Ramsey former University of Arkansas student, is the casting producer.

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