Howard County Trade Days set for Nov. 14

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    Jonathan Canaday
    Southwest Arkansas Radio
    NASHVILLE – The Single
    Parent Scholarship Fund of
    Howard County will be hosting
    a fundraiser in November.
    Howard County Trade Days
    will be held on Sat., Nov. 14
    at the Howard County Fairgrounds
    in Nashville from 8
    a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Registration for vendors is
    open now and board member
    Heather Judd says spots can
    be reserved for $25. “It’s not
    just for professional vendors
    with crafts, anyone can setup
    a booth.”
    The Howard County Children’s
    Center will also have
    a spot setup to accept used
    clothing and small household
    items. Any donations made
    will also benefit the single
    parent scholarship fund.
    According to Judd, “to
    receive a scholarship you
    must be a single parent living
    in Howard County.
    It can be used at any school
    and normally is $500 per semester.
    The more money we
    raise, the more scholarships
    we can award.”
    Single Parent Scholarships
    are given to low-income single
    parents who are pursuing
    post-secondary education
    in preparation for skilled
    employment.
    Scholarship Funds are
    administered by affiliate organizations
    and volunteers
    in each county of Arkansas.
    Nearly one in five Arkansas
    families are led by single parents,
    of which 76 percent are
    single mothers.
    An estimated 55 percent
    of single-parent families are
    officially below the poverty
    line (2013 American Community
    Survey).
    Arkansas SPSF believes
    that single-parent families
    that are led by skilled and
    educated mothers and fathers
    have a much greater
    opportunity to achieve self
    sufficiency and a better quality
    of life, generation after
    generation.
    “I think it will be good food,
    fun, and have neat things to
    buy. I think everyone will
    have a good time,” Judd said.
    For more information contact
    Dawn Humphry at 870-
    557-8400.
    To learn more about the
    Howard County Single Parent
    Scholarship Fund, visit www.
    aspsf.org.