Gillett plans annual coon supper


The Gillett Farmers and Businessmen’s Club will host the 69th annual Gillett Coon Supper at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Gillett High School gymnasium.

The coon supper has been moved to a Saturday so that it won’t conflict with the Arkansas Razorbacks playing in the Cotton Bowl.

The Gillett Farmers and Businessmen’s Club is a non-profit and non-political club which helps with community projects such as summer programs, school programs, an educational endowment fund, athletic and scholastic awards and community service.

For the past four years, the club has awarded the Gillett Farmers and Businessmen’s Scholarship to two graduating seniors from the Gillett area. Each student received a $750 a year scholarship that is renewable for four years. The club continues to use all proceeds from the coon supper to fund these scholarships and will award two more scholarships to seniors graduating in 2012.

The Gillett Coon Supper will be attended by many national, state, and local politicians, and people from all over Arkansas and surrounding states. There will also be recognition of the students from Gillett participating in DeWitt High School activities.

For ticket information, contact Larry Bauer at 870-946-3535, 870-548-2859, 870-830-4002, or write to P.O. Box 577, Gillett, AR 72055. For program information, contact Chad Phillip at 870-548-2228, 870-548-2554, or 870-509-0413.