Governor Mike Beebe to be Honored with 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award
Governor Mike Beebe will receive the 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award at a dinner in his honor this November. Governor Beebe has served as Master of Ceremonies and presented the Arkansas Children’s Award for the past 18 years and this year will receive the award himself. The dinner, which benefits the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, is held each year to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas’s youth.
Governor Beebe is being honored for his more than 32 years of public service to the people of Arkansas as well as for his long-time support of the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The Governor has played a major role in the success of the dinner each year and was instrumental in its inception to raise funds and awareness for the Ranch.
On Monday, September 23rd, Governor Beebe greeted the boys and girls from the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches at the historic Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. The children were given a tour of the mansion and beautiful gardens and even got to meet the First Dog of Arkansas, Viper.
“While I’m humbled to move from the emcee chair to the honoree chair this year, the focus still remains on these children,” Governor Beebe said. “It’s heartening that nearly two decades after we started, this event continues its momentum in helping the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.”
The Buzz’s David Bazzel will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner on Thursday, November 13th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. There will be an Arkansas-themed silent auction during the reception beginning at 6:00 pm, and dinner and the program will begin at 7:00 pm in the Ambassador Ballroom.
WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction / 7 p.m. Dinner and Program
Ambassador Ballroom, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock
Tickets are $200 per person, or you can sponsor a table for ten for $2,000. Additional sponsor opportunities with special recognition are also available. For more information or to purchase your tickets over the phone, call (501) 940-3440. You may also pay with a check made payable to ASYR at PO Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503.
The Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner is an annual event recognizing an individual or organization who personifies in word and deed the ideals of the Ranch and has made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas’s youth. Previous recipients of the award include:
• 2012 Gus Malzahn
• 2011 Steve Landers
• 2010 Charles Nabholz
• 2009 Wallace Fowler
• 2008 Stanley Reed
• 2007 Tommy May
• 2006 John White
• 2005 Pat Walker
• 2004 Jerry Davis
• 2003 Blanche Lincoln
• 2002 Doyle Rogers
• 2001 Tyson Family
• 2000 Bill Clark
• 1999 Buddy Sutton
• 1998 Jerry Maulden
• 1997 Red Hudson
• 1996 Mike Beebe