One of the three biggest Howard County Children’s Center fund-raisers will undergo a big change this year.
The annual May telethon supported by the Nashville Rotary Club will become a radio-thon because of the demise of Nashville’s KJEP television station. The radio-thon will be carried live on UA Cossatot’s radio station KTYC at 88.5, and will be streamed live on the Howard County Children’s Center Facebook page and at howardcountychildrenscenter.com.
The radio-thon will be Wednesday, May 11, from 7-10 p.m. The radio-thon will be headquartered in Building #3, the cafeteria building of the center, and the public is invited to attend. There will be programs presented about the center’s clients and its services.
Proceeds from the radio-thon will go to construction of a new therapy and pre-school building.
Founded in 1971, the center now serves more than 200 persons with disabilities, ranging in age from two months to 73 years. In the Rainbow Learning Center, both disabled and non-disabled children learn and play together. Adults services include a sheltered workshop where they may earn a living, and supervised residential facilities.
Adult clients have a daily living skills program and a work activity program which make them more self-sufficient and integrate them into the community.
The radio-thon joins the annual Husqvarna Bass Tournament and the fall Tyson Golf Tournament as major fund-raiser efforts for HCCC.
Persons wishing to make a pledge may do so by calling 870-845-1211, or by mailing a tax deductible donation to HCCC, 1577 Hwy. 371 West, Nashville, AR 71852.