Texarkana is gearing up for the 4th Annual Dine on the Line event fundraiser on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 4PM -9PM in the heart of downtown in the middle of State Line Avenue.

This year's theme for Dine on the Line is, "There's No Place Like Home," showcasing our strong community and uniqueness of Texarkananians who live as one in two different states making our city a great place to live, work, and call home.

An array of local vendors from the Farmer’s Markets, local bakeries, and boutiques, to incredible artists and non-profit organizations will make for a fun shopping experience. There will be a  wide variety of live music on the Main Stage in front of the Post Office. The event starts at 4PM with music by Caroline Joyce, Jase Bryant and Mark Meadows. Silvermoon Children’s Theatre will showcase a sneak preview of a number from their upcoming musical “Annie.”

A fashion show will grace the Main Stage at 5:30PM where over a dozen of Texarkana’s own local boutiques will showcase two outfits from their Fall Line. Randy Altenbaumer will serenade the crowd with some of his piano favorites including tunes from Texarkana’s own Scott Joplin.

During the event, anyone can buy an unlimited amount of raffle tickets for a chance to win incredible gifts provided by some of our local favorites such as Mayo Manufacturing. Event Coordinator Stacy James Mayo dropped by the Kicker studios to talk about the upcoming event.

New to this year is Dine on the Line’s Oktoberfest. Try some local home brewed beer made by members of the Four States Fermenters and then hop over to the Pro Brewers Tent where Bill Scurlock from Pecan Point and other represented breweries such as Backstory from Sulphur Springs, Red Bone Magic from Texarkana and Diamond Bear from Little Rock will be selling and giving away tastes of their custom beers and showcasing merchandise from their great establishments. Wristbands may be purchased at event for $10. You must be over 21 to enter the Oktoberfest tents.

Arklahomatex Convertible Club will be showcasing their beautiful cars this year. You will be able to walk down the line and view all these incredible automobiles.

This year, Discovery Place Museum has partnered with Dine on the Line for Kids’ Corner. For $5 a child, parents may drop off their child inside Discovery Place where kid friendly, fun filled activities will await children 12 and under. Kids’ Corner will be supervised by professional staff members. An adult must sign each child in and out.

The Main Event from 6-9PM is to literally Dine on the Line and reservations must be made prior to event.

Photo, Mario Garcia

Verona on Broad, is providing a 3 course dinner featuring a taste of some of the most popular dishes at its restaurant. Verona is at the heart of the downtown dining scene since it opened in 2015.  The Texarkana Jazz Orchestra will entertain the crowd as they enjoy their “Dinner through the Decades.” Presentations, Awards and Toasts by our Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas mayors will fill the evening as well as the traditional T-Town Boogie Line Dance.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12.  These tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com. Search “Dine on the Line.” You may also call for reservations at 903-792-7191. This year there is a limited number of seats at the Dine on the Line table, so make your reservations ASAP.  All reservations MUST be made no later than Oct. 1.

General admission to this event is free.  Oktoberfest wristbands and Kids Corner admission may be purchased the day of event.  Please note that if you do not have prior reservations to the “Dinner through the Decades” they may not be purchased day of event if they are sold out.

This fundraiser benefits Main Street Texarkana whose mission is to renovate, restore and revitalize Texarkana’s Downtown area.  Event Coordinator Stacey James Mayo dropped by the Kicker studios to talk about the upcoming event.

Please email SJames2879@aol.com for any questions and check out their website  or Facebook page for links to sponsorship and vendor forms.

Remember, to invest in Downtown is to invest in our community of Texarkana. Come be a part of a very special evening celebrating our community. “There is no place like home!”