Children’s Award Dinner 2011

Youth Ranches to Honor Steve Landers at 16th Annual Children’s Award Dinner

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches (the Ranch) will honor Steve Landers at its 16th Annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Statehouse Convention Center- Wally Allen Ballroom in Little Rock. The Children’s Award is given annually recognizing an individual who has made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for today’s youth.

“Steve has always been a supporter of the young people of Arkansas, whether it’s through monetary donations or his time,” said Mike Cumnock, Ranch CEO. “More importantly, he’s an exceptional role model for the young men and women the Ranch serves, as he demonstrates how hard work and dedication can elevate anyone to the top. We appreciate Steve’s unwavering commitment to give back and are proud to present him with this honor.”

The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Peabody’s Grand Ballroom followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe is scheduled to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 16th consecutive year. Past recipients of the Arkansas Children’s Award include:

  • Charles Nabholz (2010)
  • Wallace Fowler (2009)
  • Stanley Reed (2008)
  • Tommy May (2007)
  • John White (2006)
  • Pat Walker (2005)
  • Jerry Davis (2004)
  • Blanche Lincoln (2003)
  • Doyle Rogers (2002)
  • The Tyson Family (2001)
  • Bill Clark (2000)
  • Buddy Sutton (1999)
  • Jerry Maulden (1998)
  • Red Hudson (1997)
  • Mike Beebe (1996)

All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Ranch, and tickets may be purchased by contacting Diana Holland at 870.793.6841 ext. 301,

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Steve Landers Featured in October Soiree as the 16th Annual Children’s Award Dinner Honoree

In lieu of the upcoming 16th Annual Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch Children’s Award Dinner, Steve Landers was featured in the October Philanthropy Issue of Soiree. The article entitled “Western Philosophy” can be found on page 24.

Click on the image below to read his story!

The Western Philosophy of Steve Landers

Steve Landers will be honored at the annual Youth Ranches dinner. Image by Jason Masters