Helping out and supporting local families and friends as well as groups that give back to the community is something that we should all do. It is as simple as eating some of your favorite foods and entering contests to win prizes.

Friday, Aug. 18

“Pray For Eli” Foundation Fundraiser at Slim Chickens, 11AM to 4PM, 4201 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, Texas, 30% of your purchase will be donated to Eli’s foundation. Eli Sims. He has been diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, the cancer has metastasized to his lungs. At diagnosis time he was 21 months old. Eli is a fighter and his family and community are standing with him.

Saturday, Aug. 19

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All you can eat pancake breakfast. New Boston Volunteer Fire Dept Annual Pancake Breakfast, 6AM to 8AM, at the New Boston Volunteer Fire Department, 116 E Main St, New Boston, Texas. Tickets $4 in advance available from any New Boston firefighter or tickets $5 at the door.

2017 Great Texarkana Duck Race, 9AM to 11AM, at Holiday Springs Water Park, 5501 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, Ark. The Friends of the Foundation of CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation will present The Great Texarkana Duck Race to support the region’s most advanced linear accelerator, Varian TrueBeam™, with rapid arc technology and body surface imaging to the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center with CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System.

Texarkana Fallen Bikers

Wall Dedication Ceremony, Hosted by Texarkana Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall, 10:30AM to 11:30AM, at 1600 South Stateline Ave Texarkana, Texas.

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Clear the Shelter Day, 11AM to 4PM, Partners for Paws Texarkana will sponsor the vetting costs so dog adoption fees are only $40 and cats are only $20. The spay and neuter fees, microchip and rabies vaccinations costs are covered by PFP. Limited to the first 25 animals adopted on Saturday. Animal Care & Adoption Center at 203 Harrison, Texarkana, Ark.