Friday, March 23, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>03-23-07

Annual egg hunt set for March 31 in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt March 31 at Excell Park located on the corner of Ray Road and Southeastern Ave. the hunt is for ages walking to 10.

Announcements begin at 10 a.m.

The first age group will begin hunting at 10:15 a.m.
New this year is a ticket will be required by each child to have access to their appropriate group on designated field. Age groups should repport to the park at least 15 minutes early. Bring children ages walking to 10 to hunt for hundreds of prize filled eggs.

The four age groups are walking to three, four and five, six and seven and eight to 10.
There will also be a pitch, hit and run event after the hunt. This is a skills competition for girls and boys.
No entry fees are required.

In case of rain the events will be held at the Jacksonville Community Center at 10 a.m. for more information call 982-0818.

Seventh Annual 5K Race slated

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Alumni Association will host the seventh annual 5K Race on Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 a.m. Race proceeds provide student textbook scholarships. Runners will compete in 15 age caRegistration fee is $18 in advance and $20 on race day.  Race day registration will be from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.  The race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Packets may be picked up March 26 through March 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Advancement Office (Ruth L. Couch Center), located at the corner of Palm and Iowa Streets, across from the State Hall building, or on race day at the south end of the Student Center.  The race T-shirt is $10 for anyone who would like a shirt but is unable to participate in the race.  People are also encouraged to be a virtual runner to help support the students of ASU-Beebe.

The seventh annual alumni race is one of the many exciting events during ASU-Beebe's 80th Anniversary Celebration March 29-31. ASU-Beebe will also host a golf tournament on March 29 with all proceeds going to benefit the Endowment Scholarship. Other events include: family picnic, alumni basketball game, alumni receptions, and alumni awards dinner.
More information on the alumni race and anniversary celebration may be obtained by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement at (501) 882-8255.

Spring Fling run/walk scheduled in Cabot

The 19th annual Cabot Country Cruisers Spring Fling 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 31 in Cabot. Registration for the charity race begins at 7 a.m. at Cabot High School’s Panther Stadium. The race begins at 8 a.m. On race day, competitors can enter for $20, but those registered early pay $15. A family of four or more can enter for $50. Each person entering receives a t-shirt. The race raises money for CASA of Lonoke County. The 3.1 mile race begins on Bellamy Street near Eastside Elementary School. The out and back course follows a designated route along streets near the school and ends on the Cabot High School track inside Panther Stadium.

People of all ages can participate. There are 16 age categories so runners can compete against others in their own age bracket. There will be awards given for the top three overall male/female walkers, top three male/female runners, top three male/female masters, top three male/female grand masters, top three male/female seniors and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in 16 different age brackets.

For more information or to enter the race, call Vicki Ingram at (501) 843-1406. On-line, see


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