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Local celebrities participate in the 'Dancing with Our Stars' event

Local celebrities participate in the 'Dancing with Our Stars' event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CTF) -- After months of rehearsals, local “stars” will demonstrate their dance moves at the seventh annual Red Carpet for Research event "Dancing with Our Stars," on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Hosted by the Arkansas Chapter of the Children's Tumor Foundation, the evening will take place at the Statehouse Convention Center's Governors Hall IV located at 101 East Markham Street in Little Rock and will raise funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation. “Our Stars” are community leaders that will be paired with local dance instructors to compete for one of two coveted mirror ball trophies. Attendees can vote online ahead of the event at http://grow.ctf.org/RedCarpet2014Voting or in person. The evening will include complimentary pictures on the red carpet, a reception, a seated dinner, and dancing.

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday for ‘Hunger Action Day’

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday  for ‘Hunger Action Day’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARFoodbank) - September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank is asking the public to wear orange in support for hunger awareness in the state of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, Arkansas is one of the states at the forefront when taking a look at hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation for food insecurity.

On Thursday, September 4th the Main Street, Junction and Clinton bridges will be lit orange at dusk in support for Hunger Action Day.

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19. 

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A National Moment of Silence has been planned for August 14 at 7 p.m. EST in memory if Michael Brown, who recently died during an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Little Rock, participants for the moment of silence will be gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol. A Facebook page dedicated to event says people will gather at 6 p.m., and the moment of silence will begin at 6:20 p.m.

The page also requests that participants bring candles and signs with names of the fallen or other messages about police violence or community strength in addition to a red cloth or ribbon as a sign of solidarity. Participants are reminded to remain respectful as it is a moment intended for healing and remembrance.

Learn more at the Facebook page: http://on.kthv.com/1uy5ZNn

Blood drives happening in August

Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.