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Episode 50: The Soup is on! A conversation with Laura Kellams from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

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We recently had a chance to sit down with Laura Kellams, Northwest Arkansas Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF). AACF is a public policy organization that has been around since 1977. AACF works to change public policy in a way that will allow children and families to thrive.

Laura started out as a journalist covering politics and other news in Arkansas. She eventually became the first Northwest Arkansas Director of AACF.  She started as a team of one locally and has grown AACF in Northwest Arkansas over the past 10 years.  

In addition to all of the work that Laura and her team do here and across the state, they also host a pretty cool annual fundraising event, The Northwest Arkansas Annual Soup Sunday Event. 

On January 26th the Annual Soup Sunday event will be held at the John Q Hammons Convention Center in Rogers from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. There will be over 40 local restaurants represented, like Hugo’s, The Holler, and The Preachers Son, and more than 1200 + people in attendance.

This is the primary fundraising event for AACF.  They are also having a Silent Auction with some incredible items. You don’t want to miss this.

Big “Shout Out!” to the Endeavour Foundation the primary sponsor of AACF’s NWA Soup Sunday

Please come out and join us. As of the date of this podcast, tickets are only available at the door. 

If you like soup you don’t want to miss this event and because it’s for a great cause it’s easy to say “Yes!” to AACF. 

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 All of this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.

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