September 25, 2006 Posted at 8:30 a.m. CST
Jonesboro, AR -- When all else fails in our lives, what's the one thing we have to hold on to? Hope. It's a word that many people don't take the time to think about, but organizers of the week long celebration of Hope, hope Region 8 residents will take time to think about it.
The event is a community wide, week long series of events and activities designed to salute and highlight the spirit of Hope, and it's importance in the life of our community.
The community kick-off is Monday.
It begins at the courthouse at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m.
There will be speeches of encouragement, music, and a dove release.
Here are just some of the events taking place this week.
On Tuesday, there are a wide variety of activities including, resume and interview techiniques workshop, "Celebrating Girls With Hope", conference, and also the opportunity to knit and crochet items for patients.
On Wednesday, there will be a United Way training program.
On Wednesday you can also participate in a food drive, and Labyrinth Walk.
On Thursday, folks have the opportunity to have lunch with Arkansas author, Jo McDougal.
On Friday, folks have the opportunity to learn about, and participate in the JHS LEAF recycling program.
On Saturday, Northeast Arkansans' for Animals is having a pet adoption at Petco.
Churches around Jonesboro, and all of Region 8 will be highlighting Hope on Sunday.