Gatlin Brothers to perform at 17th benefit concert
BENEFIT CONCERT – The Gatlin Brothers will perform in De Quene on June 20 for the 17th annual Collin Raye Benefit Concert.
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers to
headline annual Collin Raye Benefit Concert
DE QUEEN – The Collin Raye Benefit Concert Committee will host Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers for their 17th benefit concert on Saturday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the UA Cossatot Amphitheater in De Queen.
It’s good news for country and gospel music lovers. The Gatlins, one of country music’s most popular groups ever, are on tour again after twenty years off.
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers have forged a new musical standard for vocal harmony, raw talent and showmanship while topping the music charts with hit-after-hit. One of the first-class acts in Country Music, the Gatlin’s have 15 Top-Five hits including their #1 hits All The Gold In California, Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You) and I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved plus Broken Lady, Night Time Magic, I Don’t Wanna Cry and more.
In addition to their tour, the brothers will soon release a new Gospel album on Curb Records.
Tickets will be on sale at www.southwestarkansasconcerts.com. Reserved tickets are $26 in advance and General Admission are $16.00. If any tickets remain the day of show, they’ll be $5 higher.
For more information call 870-642-2446.
A portion of the concert's proceeds will go towards local community projects, The Collin Raye Benefit Concert Committee has helped raise over $300,000 for various projects in De Queen and Sevier County. Some of those projects include funding scholarships each year for local students to the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, sponsoring educational projects in the three county schools, donations to the Sevier County Humane Society, 4-H Clubs, Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, Food Cupboard, Toys for Tots, De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce, De Queen Fire Department, De Queen Medical Center, Sevier County Fair, Sevier County Museum, Senior Citizens Center and the seed money for the construction of the amphitheater where the concerts have been held the last several years.
TEAM SADIE – The De Queen Therapy and Living Center raised over $3,200 on April 10 during an Indian Taco fundraiser in honor of Miss Sadie Walton. Sadie is the unborn daughter of Mercedez and Martega Walton and has been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a congenital bone disease that is also known as "brittle bone disease." All proceeds will help cover the medical care required for Sadie and Martega. Martega said she felt both overwhelmed and blessed by the support shown by the community during the fundraiser. "It's one of those blessings of living in a small community where people are always willing to help others out," she said. "I'm so thankful for what everyone's done to help our family." Team Sadie will also host a 5K Color Run on April 18 in Lockesburg with registration starting at 7 a.m. Cost to participate is $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.
Two De Queen High School students win trip to D.C. Rex Standridge, Danielle Duggan selected through essay writing contest
DE QUEEN – According to Wayne Whitaker, President and CEO of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation REA, three winners have been selected to participate in the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Whitaker announced Rex Standridge and Danielle Duggan, both of De Queen High School and Zack Wolf of Texas High School, are winners of an essay-writing contest to determine who would represent the local cooperative on the Youth Tour.
The trip is all expense paid and will involve approximately 44 other youths from across Arkansas. From June 10 through June 18, the tour will visit the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson Monuments; the Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and other sights in Washington, D.C. "This is a tremendous opportunity for these three students," stated Whitaker.
In addition, the winners are eligible to compete to represent Arkansas on the National Rural Cooperative Association's (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council. Arkansas' representative, selected by the tour directors, will attend NRECA's national meeting and participate in a variety of other cooperative activities throughout the year.
Each of Arkansas' 17 electric cooperatives will select representatives for the Youth Tour, primarily through speech and essay contests. Those winners will join approximately 1,500 youths from 38 states in Washington for the National Rural Electric Youth Tour.