What’s Happening in Texarkana – Balloons Over Hope and Dog Adoption Event
There will be fun for the entire family at Balloons over Hope in Hope, Arkansas this weekend as well as a dog adoption event at Petsmart in Texarkana.
Friday, June 1:
The 10th annual Balloons of Hope at Hope Fair Park. Hot air balloon glows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Riding lawn mower races will begin at noon on Saturday. Kids fishing derby for ages up to 15 years old will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Huckabee Lake in the park. Night Hawk will perform on the outdoor stage both nights at 7 p.m. Arts & crafts, food concessions and family fun on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit Arkansas.com.
Saturday, June 2:
Muttley Crew Rescue for German Shepherd Dogs will host a Dog Adoption event at Petsmart on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several local dog rescues will be there as well. There will be chihuahuas, weenie dogs, German shepherds and many others available for adoption on Saturday. All of the dogs have been in rescue and foster homes so they are well-adjusted and many are house trained. These rescued dogs are spayed or neutered and are up to date on vaccinations. To find out more visit MuttleyCrewRescue.org or find us on Facebook.
The 10th annual Balloons of Hope at Hope Fair Park. Hot air balloon glows will be at 7:30 p.m. Riding lawn mower races will begin at noon. Kids fishing derby for ages up to 15 years old will be at 9 a.m. at Huckabee Lake in the park. Night Hawk will perform on the outdoor stage at 7 p.m. Arts & crafts, food concessions and family fun on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit Arkansas.com.
Thursday, June 7:
The Senior Expo will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Special Events on the Boulevard 2101 Texas Blvd. in Texarkana Enjoy demonstrations of products and learn about services that benefit seniors and their families. There will be free health screenings too. While you're there Register to Win a $500 HomeZone Shopping Spree. For more information visit this station's website.
Friday, June 8:
The 2012 Relay For Life will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds. For more information visit their Facebook page or call 903-278-9680.
Saturday, June 9:
Paws on the Pavement, 2nd annual 5k run/walk for Kylee's P.A.W.S. for a Cause coming up June 9th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Walk/run, team race, dunk booth, bands, food, vendors and more.
Monday, June 11:
Summer Basketball Camp: A full week of fun with former Harlem Globetrotter (Elbert “Tree” Gordon) for a global legend basketball camp, shooting, dribbling, defense, rebounding, passing, and competitive games. Southwest Center on 7th Street. June 11 – June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $90 per child, ages 7-17.
Friday, July 13:
The inaugural Rhythm N’ Roots Festival will be held on July 13 - 15 at the Pike Co. Fairgrounds in Glenwood, Ark. There will be several bands performing including County Line; Drew Henderson and Wolf Creek; Identity Crises; Silent Conspiracy; She Breathes Fire; and 9 Miles Ahead. There will be lots of door prizes along with games and prizes for the kids. The events will include homemade bikini contest, horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournament, bow shoot, car show, and a bike show. All entry form money collected from the car and bike shows will be donated to the local “Relay for Life” chapter. Come join us and enjoy the food, fun, and entertainment. For more information, or if you would like to become a vendor or volunteer, contact Rick at (870) 356-7930.
Vote for Texarkana, Ark. to win a grant for a dog park: Please vote daily for Texarkana, Ark.! The PetSafe Bark for Your Park Contest has started and runs through June 14. You can vote every day! Texarkana, Ark. is ready for its first community dog park and shelter dog park. It will be known as "JefFURson Park," located on the Partnership for the Pathway Trail. It's the triangle area between the pathway, pavilion and road that runs along AHS. Areas will be sectioned off for large, medium and small dogs. There will also be an agility course. The community will be able to exercise and socialize their dogs with other dog lovers.
Crystal Sloan is helping to organize this project. She says, "We also want to create a dog park at the Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana, Ark. with a portion of the grant. Our shelter dogs desperately need a safe place to run off-leash and play with volunteers and potential owners. As of now, the shelter dogs can escape from their slip leads and run into nearby traffic when they are taken outside of the shelter.
Texarkana Animal League's Tails of Two Cities Day Planner-2013 edition is underway. Please share with your animal-loving friends and family. The more people that sponsor a page, the more lives we can save. Applications can be downloaded at TexarkanaAnimalLeague.org.
Here are just a few of the ways you help animals by sponsoring or underwriting a page:
Low Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program available to residents of Bowie, Miller, Cass, & Little River Counties.
Foster Care for cats, dogs and the occasional rabbit or ferret. All of the animals in our foster care program are fully vetted prior to adoption.
TAL purchases all vaccines for animals residing at the local city-run shelter, Animal Care & Adoption Center. Shelter pets deserve a healthy life!
Wildlife Rehabilitation: baby birds, raccoons, opossums, oh my! All of these and more have come through and been successfully released back into the wild.
Life Saver Program: our way of helping local rescues offset unexpected, but necessary veterinary expenses.
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