Arkansas Governor to attend Diversity Fest on May 6
April 28, 2017
Governor Asa Hutchinson will speak to Diversity Fest attendees on May 6, 2017 at the UA Cossatot Amphitheater in De Queen.
The event is a celebration of the communities and cultures of Southwest Arkansas. Hosted by the UA Cossatot Foundation, all proceeds will assist students who need help paying for their college education.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Tres Agaves 5k race and conclude at 4:00 p.m.
District 4 State Representative DeAnn Vaught said, “Sevier county and the rest of Southwest Arkansas is home to a wide variety of cultures. I am honored Governor Hutchinson is recognizing our uniqueness and value to the state.”
Diversity Fest will also feature a talent show at 11:00 a.m. and Cultural Celebration at noon with traditional dances from the Marshall Islands, traditional Indian dancing, and Saint Barbara Catholic Church of De Queen performing Mexican folkloric dance. Additional activities include hot air balloon rides, carnival rides, games, kiddie train, the Arkansas State Chamber Be Pro, Be Proud truck, food, local vendors and more. To register for the 5K run, please visit www.cccua.edu/df5k.
UA Cossatot Diversity Fest is presented by Tres Agaves and sponsored by Don’s EZ Pay.
Gold level Diversity Fest sponsors include Miscellanea JB, La Media Luna Mexican Restaurant, Christus St. Michael Health System, Woods & Woods Accounting.
Silver sponsors include State Senator Jimmy Hickey, Ben’s Plumbing, Weyerhaeuser, Gentry Chevrolet, Bancorp South, Diamond Bank, De Queen Auto Group, District 4 State Representative DeAnn Vaught, Takis Barcel Southwest Arkansas Distributors.
Bronze level sponsors are James Hodge Chevrolet of Broken Bow, Mission Plastics of Arkansas, Harris Drug and Gift, Discount Tire & Alignment, Edward Jones Investments, and De Queen Abstract Co., Inc.
Hot air balloon sponsors are SWEPCO and the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.