"Beauties and the Beads" Fundraiser


“Beauties and the Beads” a benefit luncheon for the Franklin County Single Parent Scholarship Fund held the third annual fundraiser Friday, November 5, in the Gardner Center of the First Methodist Church in Ozark.

The committee worked on Thursday afternoon and into the evening to transform the center into a beautiful “Afternoon in Paris” setting with theme colors in pink and black. This year’s recipients of the Franklin County Single Parent Scholarships designed hats for centerpieces that were given away as door prizes.  There were approximately 100 pieces of jewelry on display for the silent auction while Ms. Gwen Ford Faulkenberry played a beautiful array of music on the piano. Guests enjoyed a nice lunch catered by Honey Baked Ham of Fort Smith.

Ms. Beverly Nehus, of Scranton posed during the event for a photo.

The following businesses and individuals who assisted in making this year’s event so successful:

Cornerstone Sponsor: Ozark Rotary Club

Table Sponsors: Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus, Arkansas Valley Electric, Simmons First National Bank, and Warden, Inc.

Donors Sponsoring Single Parent Tickets: Bank of the Ozarks, Southeast X-Ray, Inc., Debbie Warden, Kathy Bartlett, Svetla Dimitrova, Roxy & Clinton Hall, Leslee Milam Post, Carol Sneath, and Sandy Cheffer

Jewelry Donations: Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Handbags & Jewelry 4 Less, Stacie Harden, Pat McCreary, Kathy Bartlett, and Jerri  Lynn Wagoner

Door Prize Donors: Walmart of Ozark

Hat Designers: Helena Fox, Cheryl Young, Penni Peppas Burns, Vanessa Harris, Sharyl Moffit, Beverly Nehus, Audra Phillips, Shannon Hillard, and Brittany Nichols

Committee Members: Penni Peppas Burns, Stacie Harden, Beverly Nehus, Kathy Bartlett, Sherry Tinerella, Tony Wilson, Bill Murray, and Deborah Wood

Program: Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Ralph Nesson, Executive Director, Cheryl Young, and Shannon Hillard

Bankers: Bill Murray, Michael Gibbons, and Yvonne Case