SAVE THE DATE – the next Sweetest Day event will be October 12, 2013
SWEETEST DAY – Congratulations to Sweetest Day Raffle Winners: Carrabba’s Dinner for 8 – Natalie Tibbs; Bonefish Grill Food Excursion for 8 – Susan Fay; Bonefish Grill Food Excursion for 8 – Chris Hamburger.
The Sweetest Day Raffle drawing was held at the home of John & Karen Scholes on October 20. The invitation-only social gathering of well known community leaders and corporate executives with strong ties to the community and philanthropy included live music, silent auction, complimentary drinks, and food provided by Bonefish Grill.
A unique way to bring like minded individuals together to socialize, have fun, and raise awareness and
funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County. The Center is a safe place for child abuse victims and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professional interviewers, nurses, counselors and
advocates in a child-friendly atmosphere.
Become a Sweetest Day sponsor and receive invites for your company to attend the event, promotional
opportunities, and help give children back their childhood. Sign Up by contacting Beverly Engle, Executive Director, with the CAC at Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tearle Byers brought Sweetest Day to Northwest Arkansas in 2006 after reading that in 1922, Herbert Birch Kingston of Cleveland, OH called on his friends, family and community to help do something positive for the less fortunate. Feeling that the city’s homeless, shut-ins and orphans often felt forgotten and neglected, Herbert conceived the idea of showing them that they were remembered. During the years that followed, other Clevelanders began to participate in the celebration ceremony, which came to be called “Sweetest Day.”
Along with Tearle Byers and 2 local restaurants, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s, the yearly “Sweetest Day” fundraiser event for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County is sponsored by Kraft, Kimberly-Clark, eco-ark, Englander, nwaparachutingpenguins.com, Wal-Mart, Lawrence, Uni-lever, Miller Lite and E&J Gallo Winery.