Golf tourney planned Oct. 5 helps Christmas Boot Drive

The Third Annual Christmas Boot Drive Golf Scramble will be held Monday, Oct. 5, at The Greens at Nutters Chapel in Conway.  

Last year, the Christmas Boot Drive helped 227 families, including about 645 children, have a Christmas in 2019. “With the coronavirus, we know that this may be a more difficult time for families than in years past,” said organizer Charlie Bates. “We do what we do to lighten the burden of these families. In this way, we honor God and the Lord Jesus.”

The Christmas Boot Drive has been serving the community for more than 20 years by providing toys, food, shoes and clothes for children during the Christmas season. The organization was started by Conway Fire Department firefighters who collected donations at the stop light at Central Station at 1401 Caldwell St. in Downtown Conway. 

Organizers work with school counselors to identify families in need of help at Christmas. The program has grown to help in all Faulkner County schools as well as Perryville and Bigelow.

“We typically hold boots and collect on Black Friday and the three following Saturdays. However, in hopes of providing for more families, we have looked for other ways to stretch our resources,” said Bates.

The entry fee for the golf tourney is $240 per team.

For more information, contact Bates at 870.403,4305, Clint Silliman at 501.339.5539 or Alden Deloach at 870.904.1600.