501 LIFE kicked off the holiday season in style with a unique one-day-only event that had something for everyone – from festive fashions and cooking demonstrations delivered by experts in their fields to home décor and so much more. 501 Holidays is planned 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Hendrix College Wellness and Athletics Center in Conway.
“You will not want to miss this one-of-kind holiday event,” said 501 LIFE publisher Donna Spears. “A special group of Central Arkansas celebrities, businesses and volunteers are joining 501 Advertising and Publishing/501 LIFE to present an event that will kick off the 2008 holiday season. Be prepared for all the excitement when the doors open.
“We have a great line up that offers something for everyone. Purchase your tickets, mark your calendar, and be ready to be impressed.”
Those attending are encouraged to arrive early (doors open at 1:45 p.m.) to consult the event booklet and the activity schedule to ensure enough time to see everything the event will offer, including:
•“The Sideboard of Holiday Confections – Chefs on Parade”
•“Festive Fashion on the Runway – Rich Colors of the Season”
•“Decorating Made Fresh” – Gloriously nostalgic fresh swags, drapes, berries and simple evergreens.
•“Tabletop Festival – Simple to Elegant” with tablescapes featuring ideas and suggestions for decorating this season.
•“Looking Good for the Holidays” – Holiday hair and makeup tips from local salons and day spas.
Designed with a mall area that will create a hubbub of energy and activity, 501 Holidays will present the sights, sounds and smells of the season to get those attending in the holiday spirit.
With the help and support of local culinary expert Don Bingham and nationally-recognized interior designer Georg Andersen the event promises to be spectacular.
"The holidays are my favorite time of the year! Our family celebrates from October to January, and I can think of no better way to kick off the season than with the 501 Holidays event,” said Don. “The 501 area has such amazing resources – and with the sights, sounds and demonstrations all under one roof – the event promises to be an amazing afternoon!"
“We are so pleased that Mr. Andersen will be on hand to offer holiday decorating tips as well as sign copies of his book, ‘Silent Witness,’ and Mr. Bingham will be among the chefs participating in the cooking demonstration.”
The special event booklet will contain a variety of tips, recipes and holiday suggestions. The goal is to have 501 ideas – in written form or through demonstrations – from holiday menus and festive fashion to decorating.
“501 Holidays will have at least 501 ideas for participants to consider when planning how to celebrate the season,” said Tracy Ferrell, 501 LIFE publisher. “I can’t wait to see what everyone has to offer. Being able to spend time with family during the holiday season is special and adding extra little things is so much fun.”
Those attending will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets to Dazzle Daze, a three-day holiday shopping extravaganza.
501 Holidays will support scholarship programs at Central Baptist College, Hendrix College and the University of Central Arkansas. Those attending will get valuable tips on holiday planning while helping others pursue their dreams of a higher education. What a gift!
Presenting sponsors are Dalton Designer Smiles, First Security Bank and First State Bank. (For more information on this much anticipated event, please call 501.327.1501.)
A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets – $15 each – can be purchased at First Security, First State and First Service Bank locations, or by calling 501.327.1501.