Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 for "The Great Escape" Tapas & Wine event benefiting HandsOn Texarkana. The event fundraiser starts at 6:30PM and will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Collins home at 1915 Olive St. 

Chef Jeff Loving of Twisted Fork Bar & Grill will be serving up 5 elegant TAPAS courses including a wine pairing and a silent auction. There will be live entertainment provided by local band Chasing Rita.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person (Tables seat 8-10). To purchase your ticket please call 903-798-3211 to make your reservation. You can also visit their Facebook page.

Proceeds from "The Great Escape" will benefit the programs of HandsOn Texarkana, which includes volunteer opportunity connections, parenting classes, senior transportation and a youth volunteer program.

About Collins Home

This gorgeous historic Mediterranean style home was built in 1929 by local philanthropist, Ben Collins for retired women. The house was originally called Ben and Jane Collins Home for Women. After the last resident left in 1995 the home was given to The Wadley Foundation which kept the home until 2008. The foundation could no longer use it so they deeded the property over to HandsOn Texarkana. The home is now used for private parties, events, and weddings.