The Faulkner County community is invited to attend a Kick Off Celebration hosted by the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Faulkner County at Simon Park in downtown Conway on Tuesday, Oct. 29, beginning at 6 p.m.

Free food and drinks will be provided by Nate’s Hot Dog Haven, Frito Lay, Zaxby’s and Coca Cola. Entertainment for the evening includes music, trick or treating, a costume contest for children 10 years of age and younger, a dog costume contest, face painting, and there will be a balloon release to honor or remember those touched by cancer for a $1 donation to the American Cancer Society. Awards from the 2013 Relay For Life event, which was held in June, will be presented to the Top 3 Fundraising Teams and the Top 3 Fundraising Individuals.

For additional information, contact this year’s event chair, Sherrie Short, at 501-336-5856 or For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with the committee chair, an American Cancer Society staff member, cancer survivors, team captains, or other volunteers, contact Deidra Porter, the Community Promotions Chair, at 501-908-6617 or Relay For Life of Faulkner County’s website is and their page can be found on Facebook at