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“Roaring Twenties” Masquerade Ball To Raise Funds for Child Abuse Victims in Northeast Arkansas


January 8, 2020- JONESBORO, AR -- The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center (NEACAC), a nonprofit organization that provides services to child victims of abuse announces their inaugural Roaring Twenties Masquerade Ball, Saturday April 4, 2020, to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and raise critical funding to provide essential services for children impacted by abuse.

The Masquerade Ball themed “Roaring Twenties” to correspond with the year 2020, will be held at the Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro, AR. Cocktail attire and masquerade masks are encouraged for this event to emphasize the efforts of taking the “mask” off of child abuse in Northeast Arkansas. The evening will consist of dinner, drinks, auction items, and dancing, featuring a live performance of jazz music and DJ entertainment from B.J. Humphries.


When asked what the NEACAC hopes to accomplish through funds raised from the Masquerade Ball, director Amanda Frankenberger answered, “We are striving to create a bright and healthy community, and it starts with our children. With the funds raised, the NEACAC will work tirelessly to provide enhanced services to each child victim of abuse and their families, while also providing extended outreach and child abuse prevention training to community leaders in our rural counties”. These funds will enable the NEACAC to meet the needs of a community whose child abuse population has risen 55% from 2018 to 2019. “For us to bring hope and healing to these children, we need help from the community,” said Frankenberger.


The Masquerade Ball includes an exquisite dinner with drinks, an impressive live and silent auction, and top notch entertainment. It is recommended to book a stay at the Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center, as exclusive rates are offered for attendees of the event. Don’t miss out on this exciting evening sponsored by NicePak. Sponsorships are available starting at $100 and individual tickets are $75. To become a sponsor, donate an auction item, RSVP, or learn more about attending the event, please visit www.neacac.net.

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The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe place for kids who may have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused, to tell their story. By bringing together all professionals under one roof, for a single visit, the Center avoids re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion. The NEACAC serves children, free of charge, within the counties of Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph. For more information on the NEACAC and ways to help support its mission, please visit neacac.net or call 870-275-7902.


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NEA CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER ANNOUNCES NICE-PAK AS THE EVENT SPONSOR FOR THE INAUGURAL MASQUERADE BALL

JANUARY 1, 2020 – Jonesboro, AR – The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center (NEACAC) announces Nice-Pak as the event sponsor for the Roaring Twenties Masquerade Ball taking place in April of 2020.

As the event sponsor, Nice-Pak presented a check of $3,500 to NEACAC along with a commitment to donate Nice ‘n CLEAN®, Wet Nap®, and Grime Boss® wet wipe products valued at $125 each month from January to December, resulting in a $5,000 sponsorship total. Nice-Pak’s commitment to community health and wellness is shown through their superior products supporting cleanliness and personal hygiene and their generosity in the community. “Consistent with Nice-Pak’s purpose of helping families stay healthy and well, one wipe at a time®, we are honored to support the Children’s Advocacy Center”, says Stanley Lichucki, Site Director for Nice-Pak’s Jonesboro manufacturing facility.

The donated products will be of great use to the center and to the visiting families. “We are excited for the opportunity to make an impact and support the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center and the community we both serve through this sponsorship”, says Leha Pemberton, HR Manager for Nice-Pak Jonesboro.

Nice-Pak is the world’s leading producer of wet wipes, providing high quality products used for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. With an unwavering commitment to the environment and preserving natural resources, Nice-Pak has created innovative wet wipes designed for all ages, to help everyone live a clean and healthy life.


The Masquerade Ball includes an exquisite dinner with drinks, an impressive live and silent auction, and top notch entertainment. It is recommended to book a stay at the Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center, as exclusive rates are offered for attendees of the event. Don’t miss out on this exciting evening sponsored by NicePak. Sponsorships are available starting at $100 and individual tickets are $75. To become a sponsor, donate an auction item, RSVP, or learn more about attending the event, please visit www.neacac.net.


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The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe place for kids who may have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused, to tell their story. By bringing together all professionals under one roof, for a single visit, the Center avoids re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion. The NEACAC serves children, free of charge, within the counties of Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph.


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NORTHEAST ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER GROWS WITH NEW COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNER AND TWO NEW SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS

Northeast, AR – May 20, 2019– The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center (NEACAC), serving seven counties in the 2nd Judicial District, has a new support partner and is also re-opening its forensic medical exam facility. At the first planning event for the agency’s big fundraiser for next April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Embassy Suites by Hilton shared images of its new facility and announced a two-year partnership with the Center to help support them with events, meetings and volunteer activities.


“When there are kids being helped and protected, we want to be involved,” said Susan Woodring, Sales Manager for the new hotel and convention center due to open this fall. “We are here to help with not only the plans for the agency’s event evening but also to assist in any other way we can,” she added.


The new hotel on Red Wolf Boulevard is still under construction and scheduled to open in September. Services and venues that will be available to the community pair the elegant hotel with a multiple-elements convention center site to facilitate one-stop event and business meeting activities.


In addition to this new partnership, the NEACAC will once again be able to further assist state police with investigations of child sexual abuse by reopening its forensic medical exam room. Laura Bean, who sits on the NEACAC’s board and is helping manage the fundraising event, says making this announcement and introducing the two new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners for Pediatrics (SANE-P) at the planning session is just a sign of good things to come. “Our nurses have to be separately trained to do the forensic exams for our children and having them here close-by is necessary. When our last nurse left, the children had to be transported to the White County Children’s Center or all the way to Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.”


The Center’s child-friendly exam room is currently being updated with new equipment and medical supplies acquired through community fundraising efforts and successful grant application funding. The two new SANE-P nurses, Mandy Koekemoer, and Jacqueline Shannan are scheduled to be working from the NEACAC by the end of this month.


As for information on the announcement of the upcoming, fun, and exciting fundraiser being planned for next year during Child Abuse Prevention Month, the NEACAC says the details will be ‘unmasked’ soon.


The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe place for kids who may have been sexually, physically, or emotionally, abused, to tell their story. By bringing together all the professionals, under one roof, for a single visit, the Center avoids re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion. The NEACAC of the 2nd Judicial District serves children within the Northeast Arkansas counties of Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph. For more information on the NEACAC and ways to help support its mission, please visit neacac.net or call 870-275-7902.