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The Event

Join us for an exciting evening featuring a wild and mild gourmet dinner prepared by award-winning chef and avid hunter, Ernie Mellor and his staff at Hog Wild Catering/A Moveable Feast. Sip on cocktails and bid on live and silent auction finds. Auction items include needed agricultural products and services, one-of-a-kind hunting and fishing experiences, jewelry, art, pottery and much more.

The Wild Game Dinner & Auction benefits the Thomas Goldsby Scholarship for Concurrently Enrolled Students. Created in 2001, the scholarship allows area 11th and 12th grade high school students to receive, tuition free, both high school and college credit in classes offered at Arkansas State University Mid-South. While everyone expected the scholarship initiative to be successful, no one anticipated the overwhelming response.

To date, because of Mr. Goldsby’s belief in the power of education beyond high school, students from the region have earned more than 500 college degrees from almost 250 prestigious colleges and universities throughout the U.S. In the process, this innovative scholarship program has saved parents of those young people an estimated $16.8 million in tuition costs.

Since the inception of the scholarship in 2001:

• 3,993 Scholarships have been awarded to 1,728 students in Crittenden County producing
• 13 Juris Doctorates
• 92 Master’s Degrees
• 512 Bachelor’s Degrees
• 181 Associate’s Degrees
• 59 Certificates Of Proficiency

“I am pleased to chair this event because it benefits the Thomas B. Goldsby, Jr. Scholarship at Mid-South, a scholarship that has helped so many of our region’s high school students giving them their first access to college courses at no expense to the families. This innovative program has saved numerous families in our area millions of dollars since its inception.”

“Tommy was a good friend of mine and was a shining example of philanthropy in this area. I know how much he and his family believed in access to higher education, and I know he would be proud that this event brings this scholarship to the forefront.”

G.A. “Bert” Robinson, III – Event Chair