The public is cordially invited to a dinner honoring the 2015-2016 New Vision Newport graduates. The graduation ceremony and dinner will be held Tuesday, May 3 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Newport Country Club. Sponsors, past graduates and the general public are encouraged to attend to congratulate the following class members who have committed their time over the last eight months:
Della Allen, Tuckerman High School; Bobby Bailey, Unity Health Harris Medical Center; Calli Chadwell, M&P Insurance & Investment Services; Billy Borie, Sockets & Sprockets; Phillip Brown, I Make a Difference (IMAD); Beth Canard, Merchants & Planters Bank; Courtney Baker, Newport Area Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Dewitt, Shearer’s Foods; Adam Fields, Newport Fire Department; John McFarland, Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service; Sean Porter, Shearer’s Foods; Darah Rounds, Arkansas Center for Independence; Pansy Rucker, Arkansas Department of Corrections; Jessica Scoggins, Artist; Clark Secrease, Harris Ford; Tyler Shelton, George Kell Motors; Hunter Smith, Arkansas Steel Associates; Ricardo Solis, Famers Electric Cooperative, Teriann Turner, ASU-Newport; Jessie McGee, Subway in Walmart; and Kay Woodruff, Lindley Health & Rehab.
The evening will feature presentations for four team projects: Paint the Port Program, Downtown Exercise Park, Greyhound Dog Park and the Jackson County Community Alumni Database Project.
Dinner is $22 per person. For reservations, send payment to 201 Hazel Street, Newport, AR 72112 or call the Chamber office at (870) 523-3618 no later than Thursday, April 28.
New Vision Newport is an adult leadership development program of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce. It offers class members leadership skills, a greater knowledge of various aspects of our community, on-site visits to local businesses and manufacturers, a trip to Little Rock, team building and relationship building skills. The goal of participants is to gain self-confidence, to achieve personal goals and to be a better and more productive citizen in the workplace and the community.