Redwater Volunteer Fire Department Hamburger Supper; Beads, Bags and the Blue Yonder Fundraiser in Hope, AR; Burger Benefit for Jennifer Stevens and the Masquerade Ball for the American Cancer Society is all happening this weekend in the Texarkana area.

Check out all of the events happening this weekend and in the upcoming weeks.

Local Events This Weekend and beyond:

Thursday, March 8:

The Redwater VFD will be hosting its Annual Spring Hamburger Supper during the Redwater ISD Open House night on March 8 at the Elementary School from 5PM until Open House is over and everyone has been served. The time for the actual Open House will be 5:30PM-7:00PM at the Elementary and 6PM-7:30PM at the Middle School. A meal will consist of a hamburger/cheeseburger, chips, dessert, & a drink for $5.50 per meal. For more information please visit

Beads, Bags, and the Blue Yonder fundraiser being held on March 8 from 5:30PM until 8:30PM at the Hope Airport in the Historic 1940 Hope Hangar. The event will feature the Stardust Big Band, a style and fashion show, a silent auction, and sales. This fundraising event will benefit the UACCH Kids’ College Program held each summer at the College. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at the UACCH Advancement office. For more information call Twyla Pruden 870-722-8549.

Saturday, March 10:

Burger Benefit for Jennifer Stevens 10AM til sold out in the parking lot of BJ's Liquor on Stateline (across from the old Dixie Diner). Burger, chips and a drink $5. All desserts $1. You can pre-order and they will deliver, call 903-748-5187, 903-748-7624 or 501-412-3005. There is an account set up in Jennifer's name at Capital One Bank. Jennifer is a young single mother of twins and has been in the hospital for several weeks with a rare debilitating illness.

Masquerade Ball on March 10 from 7PM to 11PM at the Four States Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building benefiting American Cancer Society. Food, fun and live entertainment. At the Team Sumoas Relay for Life Fundraiser, masks are encouraged, but not required! However, we do ask that you wear cocktail or business attire. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit The evening's events will include: Casino Night tournaments with food and drinks provided, Music by Ms. Mac & The Groovetones, and Magic by Roger Shepard.

Saturday, March 17:

Hooks Volunteer Fire Department Auction and BBQ starts at 6PM at the Fire Station, 1007 East Ave A in Hooks, TX. For more information call 903-547-1107.

Sunday, March 25:

Benefit for Doug Depriest and Lana at The Wagon Wheel on Hwy 82 starting at noon. Music, food and fun. For more information call 870-779-0303.

Tuesday, March 27:

Angel Fund Foundation Fundraiser at Chicken Express on Arkansas Blvd from 6P to 8P. Designate "Angel Fund" at purchase and 20% of sales proceeds will be donated. Angel Fund Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. 100% of all your donations go directly to pay the medial expense of cancer patients who qualify. To date, 37 patients have been helped with their medial expenses, totaling more than $74,160.68.

Saturday, March 31:

Domestic Violence Prevention will host their 14th Annual Antique/Classic Car & Motorcycle on March 31 from 10AM to 3PM at the Texas High School parking lot. Activities the day of the show includes children activities, silent and live auctions, live local entertainment, as well as raffles throughout the day. Trophies will be given out to the winners of each division at 3PM. There is still time to sign up to be a vendor or to register your car or motorcycle!!! We are accepting registrations up until the day of the show. For more information please call 903-794-4000 or contact by email at

Saturday, April 7:

Walk MS Texarkana at Bobby Ferguson Park, 11AM. People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Volunteers are also needed! To register or for more information, call 1-800-344-4867, visit or send an email to Lisa Finkbeiner. Walkers can also register on the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m. Click here to read more about this event.

Highland Hills Baptist Church is hosting a Community Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 7 from 9AM till 1PM. Space rentals are available for $10. Spaces will be available for rental through April 4, but spaces are limited, so register early. For more information and to register your space, call 870-773-1291.

Friday, April 13:

Scout-O-Rama 2012 at Spring Lake Park is Friday-Sunday, April 13-15. This family event will feature Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts from around the ARK-LA-TEX taking part in celebrating the scouting adventure. Scouts will be showing off their skills, talents and spirit to our local community. For more information, contact the Parks Department at 903-798-3978.

Saturday, April 14:

Annual Redwater Volunteer Fire Department Bass Tournament is Saturday, April 14 at Wright Patman Lake in Sportsman’s Cove. All proceeds from our tournament help to purchase much needed equipment in order to protect our local community. Raffles and fun for the entire family. For more information or to download entry forms visit

Thursday, April 26:

Zumbathon 6P - 8P at Liberty Eylau High School Media Center on Leopard Drive. Join a Zumba party like you have never seen! Featuring 2 full hours to benefit Domestic Violence Prevention in Texarkana. Exciting music and a silent auction. For more information call 903-293-3647. You can purchase tickets from your Zumba instructors. For tickets call Katina Levingston at 903-293-6860.


If you have room in your heart and your home for one more person, the Educational Merit Foundation High School Exchange Program is seeking volunteer families to host high school students from France, Germany or Norway for five or ten months starting this August. EMF students are carefully screened and arrive with everything they need, including medical insurance and spending money for their stay. All you have to do is add a seat at your dinner table, provide a bed and your family's unique American way of life. Give a student the chance to learn firsthand about America! Call now for more information and to learn how your family can experience the rewards of hosting a student: 1-800-HOST EMF. That's 1-800-467-8363.

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