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The Monticello Police Department and the Drew County Sheriff’s Office are sponsoring three events on July 22-23 for the family of the late Robin Hood, former chief deputy of the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

The July 23 event will feature a law enforcement dunking booth, live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, concert, disc golf and a bounce house for children. There will also be a 5K “Run for Robin” Glow Run and a chicken dinner sale on July 22.

Dunk A Cop, Auction & Concert

The July 23 event will get underway at 10 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church on Old Warren Road in Monticello.

Throughout the day, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., attendees will have an opportunity to dunk local law enforcement officers. The dunking schedule is as follows:

10-10:30 Ricky Fleming, Monticello Police Department
10:30-11 Ben Michel, Monticello Police Department
11-11:30 Chris Owe, Monticello Police Department
1:30-Noon David Crutchfield, Monticello Police Department
Noon-12:30 Tim Nichols, Drew County Sheriff’s Office
12:30-1 p.m. Casey Walker, Drew County Sheriff’s Office
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rick Harvey, Drew County Sheriff’s Office
1:30-2 p.m. Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober
2-2:30 p.m. Jerry Clarke, Monticello Police Department
2:30-3 p.m. Chris Austin, Monticello Police Department
3-3:30 p.m. David Wesson UAM Campus Security

There will also be items auctioned throughout the day.

A silent auction and a desert auction will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The winners will be announced at a concert beginning at 5 p.m.

From 4 p.m. until 5 p.m., auctioneer Jimmy Orrell will auction a Razorback football helmet autographed by Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema; massage and round of clays at the Delta Resort; and autographed UAM, Billies and Pirates sports items as well as other items.

At 5 p.m., after the live auction, there will be a free concert featuring Jamie Coulter Ministries (skateboard preacher and singer); Marty Haggard, the son of Merle Haggard; and other artists.

Other activities include a bounce house for children and disc golf from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Emergency vehicles will also be on display. Children are welcome to check out the vehicles, take photos and ask questions.

Hot dogs, chips and a drink may be purchased for $2.

Chicken Dinner

In addition to the July 23 event, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office and Monticello Police Department are currently selling tickets for chicken dinners, also to benefit the Hood family.

The chicken dinner includes grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll and dessert. Tickets are $10 per dinner and must be purchased in advance, no later than July 17.

Dinners may be picked up on Friday, July 22 at Morning Star Church, located at the corner of Oakland and Gabbert streets in Monticello. Pick up time is 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. If more than five dinners are purchased for one location, Monticello Police Department and Drew County Sheriff’s Office will deliver the meals.

Morning Star Church members will cook the dinners.

For more information, call the Monticello Police Department at 367-3411 or the Drew County Sheriff’s Office at 357-6211.

5K ‘Run for Robin’ Glow Run

On Friday, July 22, there will be a “Run for Robin” 5K Glow Run in downtown Monticello. The run will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a prayer circle on the downtown square. A registration table will be set up in front of Commercial Bank on the square.

Attendees who are not running are encouraged to take a lawn chair to the square and join Mark and Mariann Woods for a sing-a-long.

The events are sponsored by the Monticello Police Department and Drew County Sheriff’s Office. Rev. Ray Hearron, pastor of Second Baptist Church and Rev. D.J. Buffington, pastor of Morning Star Church, offered the use of their facilities for the fundraisers.

Proceeds from the events will go to the family of the late Robin Hood, former chief deputy of the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]