It's bowl week in Texarkana, as we gear up for Saturday's Agent Barry Live United Bowl football game, featuring Southern Arkansas University and Texas A&M-Kingsville.

The festivities begin Wednesday night at a pre-game party at Brangus Feed Lot on Arkansas Boulevard across the street from the radio station. Fans of the teams and the bowl game are encouraged to come out and enjoy in the fun. There will be complimentary food including smoked hog, deer, and  prime rib. Also tickets to the game, bowl game t-shirts, and more will be given away between the hours of 5-7PM.

The teams are expected to begin arriving in Texarkana on Thursday evening. They will have open practices on Friday, both at Arkansas High and Texas High. Friday afternoon the players will also be visiting, and interacting with people at some of the various agencies that are helped by money raised at this year's bowl game.

Friday night is the the huge Jeans, Boots, and BBQ Banquet inside the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. That event is sold out. However, following the banquet, the doors will be open for anyone to come in for the free community pep rally starting around 8PM.

Saturday morning at 8AM is the Live United Bowl 5K Run, that starts at Razorback Stadium. There will pre-game tailgate parties outside the stadium, and the gates open at 10AM.

Kickoff for this year's Agent Barry Live United Bowl will be at noon on Saturday. Beside performances by both university bands, cheerleaders and dance teams, there will be something special at the game's halftime. Previous Voice contestant finalist Barrett Baber will perform live.

Also, cash and prize giveaways will be presented at the end of each quarter to those in attendance at the game.

Remember all proceeds above expenses from the bowl game go to the United Way of Greater Texarkana to help out those in need in our area.

Tickets are just $10 for adults and $4 for students of any age. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the bowl website, or at the United Way Office, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, or at any Mil-Way Federal Credit Union location. Tickets will also be sold at the gate on Saturday.

S.A.U. and Texas A&M-Kingsville will be there to lay it on the line, the only question is will you be there? It's going to be exciting and will benefit those in need right here at home.

Let's fill up Razorback Stadium for the 4th Annual Agent Barry Live United Bowl.