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Arkansas Attorney General Visits the Ranch

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel recently visited with the children at the Batesville campus of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.

McDaniel, who is serving as Chairman of the Ranches’ 18th Annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner on November 14th, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, spent the morning meeting with Ranch children and staff and even did a little horseback riding with some of the Ranchers

Ranch house parents and staff prepared lunch for the entire campus, and McDaniel spoke to the Ranchers during the meal about what it means to be the Attorney General and how he was supporting the Ranch by serving as this year’s Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner Chairman.

Governor Mike Beebe will serve as the Dinner’s Master of Ceremonies for the 18th year in a row. This year’s dinner will honor Arkansas’s County Sheriffs and their outstanding service to the state’s children. The sheriffs led the efforts in founding the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches nearly forty years ago as a place for Arkansas’s abandoned, abused, and neglected children to call home.

The staff and children welcomed me warmly to the Ranch, and I had a wonderful time getting to know them,” said McDaniel. “I was so impressed with the children and the outstanding services and support provided there. I’m honored to play a role in advancing the Ranch’s important mission.” 

For more information about the Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner, click here. To purchase your tickets to the dinner or learn about sponsorship opportunities, call 870-793-6841.

Photos by Persimmon Tree Photography.

About @YouthRanches

The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches provide a loving, safe place to call home for children across Arkansas. Founded in 1976 by Arkansas sheriffs, ASYR has been home to more than 2,300 boys and girls from every corner of the state.