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Boots and BBQ fundraiser

Photo: The Arc Northwest Mississippi hosted its annual Boots and BBQ fundraiser event Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Landers Centet. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

The Arc Northwest Mississippi hosted its annual Boots & BBQ fundraiser Saturday evening at the Landers Center in Southaven.

The Arc Northwest Mississippi is the nonprofit organization that serves the intellectual and developmental disability community of North Mississippi through programs, education, and connection “to achieve the best life possible,” according to its mission statement.  

During the evening, a barbecue dinner was served, silent auction and raffle items were available, and after a short program, music and dancing completed the evening.  

Three awards were presented during the program.

Kelly Shirey (left with Kimberly Remak) was named the Volunteer of the Year.
(Loren Williams, Arc Northwest Mississippi)
Youth Court Judge Craig Treadway was named Person of Distinction by the Arc Northwest Mississippi. (Loren Williams, Arc Northwest Mississippi)
Sephora received the Community Partner Award. Human Resources Manager Steve Morris is showen with Arc Northwest Mississippi Executive Director Rebecca Treadway.
(Loren Williams, Arc Northwest Mississippi)

Bob Bakken

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