Parents and family members of University of Arkansas at Monticello students will be special guests of the university this Saturday as UAM celebrates Parent-Family Appreciation Day.

The annual event includes a welcome by Chancellor Jack Lassiter, a performance by the UAM concert choir, the presentation of the family of the year award, and a performance by comedian Devin Henderson. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fine Arts Center.

As part of Parent-Family Appreciation Day, the UAM bookstore will offer discounts on selected items from 12 noon until 6 p.m. From 1-2 p.m., the UAM Wellness Committee will provide free child identification kits and fingerprinting, free balloon creations and body art will be available, and guests may register and attend a reception in the Fine Arts Center.

Following the welcome and program, guests will attend the Boll Weevil Walk of Champions and tailgate party cook-out on Stadium Drive east of Weevil Pond. All guests will receive free tickets to the tailgate party and passes to the football game between UAM and Texas College, which kicks off at 6 p.m. at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium.