Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children's Foundation hosted their annual Carnival Under the Stars "Boots and Bandanas" fundraiser on Friday, May 17, in the Four States Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building.

A robust lively crowd showed up to support this wonderful organization that featured food from 17 area vendors including live music from Locomotion and a silent auction as well as a live auction. Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers "Danielle Duggan" kicked off the evening by singing our National Anthem. Other representatives were on hand to thank local sponsors and give recognition to folks who have been instrumental in helping the organization.

"Between the silent and live auction and sponsorships we were able to raise around $45,000 to go toward benefitting Arkansas Children's Hospital." We are very appreciative of all the efforts and support in our community for this worthwhile cause, " said, Karlton Willis, Circle of Friends Co-Chair.

Photo, Mario Garcia
Photo, Mario Garcia
Photo, Mario Garcia

Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children's Foundation is a statewide network of supporters of Arkansas Children's who help coordinate fundraising efforts through friends and other organizations throughout our community and outreach activities across the state.