Food bank makes bank

Arts advocates awarded

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CARIN SCHOPPMEYER Melinda Beith, Arts Educator Award honoree (center), is joined by Adam Beith (from left), Jada Brunson and Kelly and Adam Martin at the TheatreSquared Gala on Nov. 16 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation backers gathered Nov. 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville for An Exclusive Acoustic Evening with John Oates featuring David Starr. Proceeds from the performance will go toward "our mission of providing support for Alzheimer's caregivers through support groups, individual coaching, resource distribution, training and education," said Linda Vigil, foundation administration director.

Exclusive Acoustic Evening

Who: Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation

What: Benefit guests enjoyed a performance by John Oates, featuring David Starr.

When: Nov. 15

Where: Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville

Information: (479) 313-5079 or

Gala for Education and Access

Who: TheatreSquared

What: The benefit included a command performance by Liz Callaway, Tony nominee and Emmy award winner.

When: Nov. 16

Where: Fayetteville Town Center

Information: (479) 445-6333 or

Jewels of Giving Gala

Who: Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

What: Food bank backer helped the nonprofit organization raise enough money to provide 1.9 million meals to Northwest Arkansans in need.

When: Nov. 17

Where: John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers

Information: (479) 872-8774 or

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