On Friday, February 10, the 25th Have-A-Heart Wishathon to raise money for the Make A Wish of the Mid-South organization will be conducted in Northeast Arkansas. The event consists of a radiothon on the six Jonesboro Radio Group radio stations, a telethon on KAIT-TV, 17 roadblocks, numerous school fund raisers, business collections and a phone bank. The event depends on over 200 volunteers to make the event happen. In 24 years, the event has collected over eight million dollars that has been used to grant wishes to children with critical illnesses at an average cost of over $8,000.
To celebrate this 25th year milestone, a 25th Anniversary Concert Party will be held in the Arvest Ballroom at the Embassy Suites Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro Friday night at 7pm immediately following the announcement of the day’s fundraising total. The concert party will feature live music from The Shotgun Billys and The Band TRIPPP. The members of both bands have roots in Northeast Arkansas.
Advance tickets for the concert are on sale for $10.00 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be obtained by texting ARVEST to 77000 or going to www.thefox1049.com. Cash or credit card tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will be added to the day’s fundraising total and given to Make A Wish.