Forrest City to Host Arkansas Heritage Gala Awards This Weekend

FORREST CITY, AR - More than 3,000 visitors are expected in Forrest City this weekend as the city hosts the Arkansas Heritage Gala Awards.

According to officials, the statewide black tie award show will "go down in history as the first and only statewide gospel award shows to give accolades to deserving trailblazers in various categores," such as education, business, civic and social groups, and churches.

The event actually kicked off last night with the Lifetime Achievement Banquet at the Forrest City Civic Center.  Today's events include a "Gospel Jewel Showcase" and fashion show in downtown Forrest City.  Tomorrow'a itenerary includes a reception at 1 p.m. at the Salem Life Center, followed by the awards program at 7 p.m.