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The Community Involvement Committee of the POA is preparing for its second annual coat drive, according to chairman Janay Nutt. Last year the group collected 217 coats in November and distributed most of them through Bentonville and Gravette schools.

The committee plans to place donation bins at various locations during the month of November, Nutt said. The committee is looking for new or gently used coats.

When the committee met last week, it also discussed its second annual summer event, Fireflies and Tailgating. Nutt described that event as a "community picnic." It took place at Blowing Springs Park on June 16 with about 200 members in attendance.

While she considers the event a success, it was probably a smaller crowd than 2017, she said. That might have been due to less advertising. Also, she said some participants didn't realize that the hot dogs sold at the event were actually a fundraiser for two local nonprofits.

The committee is considering adding music for 2019. It is also discussing another new event to raise funds for area nonprofits, but it won't be scheduled until December 2019.

The Community Involvement Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Country Club boardroom.

General News on 08/08/2018

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