501 LIFE kicked off the holiday season with fun and style at a unique, one-day-only event – 501 Holidays. Held Nov. 2 at the Wellness and Athletics Center at Hendrix College, 501 Holidays drew more than 400 attendees and featured “big names” in culinary arts and home décor, a spectacular fashion show and a variety of tabletops that showcased local businesses as well as holiday decorating ideas.
“We are very pleased with the results of our first 501 Holidays and are proud to announce that $2,400 will be donated to support scholarship programs at Central Baptist College, Hendrix College and the University of Central Arkansas,” said  501 LIFE Publisher Donna Spears. “Plans are already in the works to make 501 Holidays bigger and better next year, and we hope to give more in scholarship funds in the years ahead.”
Presenting sponsors for 501 Holidays were Dalton Designer Smiles, First Security Bank and First State Bank.
“There were so many businesses, groups and individuals that made 501 Holidays happen,” said 501 LIFE Publisher Tracy Ferrell. “We want to thank everyone involved for their help and support.”
Members of the 501 Holidays Committee included Lori Case, Kayla Cooper, Kay Dalton, Karl Lenser, Monica Lieblong, Beth Longing, Trina Mitchell, Deanna Ott, Pat Otto, Margaret Smith, Jan Spann, Beth Tyler and Jennifer Whitehead. The committee was also assisted by interior design students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at the University of Central Arkansas.
Readers can visit to www.501lifemag.com for additional photos and a video presentation from the event.