By David Edwards on March 8th, 2022
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North Little Rock, Ark. – Party at the Plaza, a community-oriented celebration of food, art, music and family fun will take place Saturday, April 23rd, at the Argenta Arts District and Argenta Plaza on Main Street in North Little Rock. The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and admission is free.
The Argenta Plaza Mainstage will be the center of activity, featuring concerts, awards ceremonies and contests. Headlining the music will be American Idol winner and Arkansas native Kris Allen and Jason D. Williams. Other performers scheduled to appear include The Rodney Block Collective, The Salty Dogs, The B-Flats, and The Rocktown Sparks. Additional activities at the Plaza Mainstage will include the presentation of the first-ever Compass Award recognizing lifetime service to the mission of Arkansas Hospice. The Paw-ty at the Plaza Dogtown Dog Costume Contest will give dog owners the opportunity to dress up their pups and compete for prizes. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded for the Virtual Scavenger Challenge and online fundraising contests between music acts.
Main Street between 6th and 4th streets will be blocked off to accommodate the festivities, as Artists on the Avenue, an impressive showing by up to 20 of the region’s premiere artists will be on display. Children’s and family-friendly activities in the area will include appearances by many well-known characters in costume, story time, and a Memory Sidewalk where tributes to loved ones can be expressed in chalk. Family activities will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with artist’s works on display for the entirety of the event.
All the details for the event, including links to a map, sign-up for contests and apps to download, are available at arkansashospice.org/plaza. Anyone who would like to attend the event virtually and participate in online activities may do so from this link also.
Arkansas Hospice Chief Philanthropy Officer Shannon Boshears said, “We’re excited to partner with the Argenta Arts District to bring this wonderful community event for everyone to enjoy. We want to support the re-emergence of those areas hit the hardest by the economic impact of COVID-19 – the arts and the restaurant and hospitality industry. While we encourage the community to support these areas at the event, it will also benefit the mission of Arkansas Hospice to bring care to Arkansans in need of compassion and end-of-life care. Together, this is all very much a celebration of life and the things that bring meaning to us.” Party at the Plaza co-chairs are the brother-and-sister team of Charles A. Frueauff Foundation President David Frueauff and Vice President of Communications and Programs Anna Kay Frueauff.
Party at the Plaza is being produced by the Arkansas Hospice Foundation with proceeds benefiting the mission of Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of hospice care.
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About Arkansas Hospice
Caring since 1992, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional, and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. For more information, visit https://www.arkansashospice.org.
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