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“Feed Your Dreams” food drive in Northwest Arkansas
“Feed Your Dreams” food drive in Northwest Arkansas

Walton Arts Center announces the “Feed Your Dreams” food drive in partnership with Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, First Security Bank and Medical Arts Pharmacy Monday, November 19- Sunday, December 9. Walton Arts Center is providing a special ticket offer to Billy Elliot The Musical as a thank you for anyone who makes a donation.


In the spirit of holiday giving and Billy Elliot, who against all odds, followed his dreams and united a community, “Feed Your Dreams” encourages the community to drop off needed items to Walton Arts Center Box Office on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, any of the 16 First Security Bank locations in Northwest Arkansas or the Medical Arts Pharmacy on Huntsville Road in Fayetteville.


The Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Food Bank serves over 450,000 people annually in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties through partnerships with local human service agencies. Gerald Demory, Director of Operations at the NWA Food Bank said, “We really appreciate the Walton Arts Center, First Security and Medical Arts Pharmacy for partnering with us to fight hunger here in Northwest Arkansas.  Food drives like this one are very important, especially during the holiday season.  One in four people experience food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas every week.  The food raised will help us continue our mission of feeding the hungry during one of our busiest times of the year.” For more information on Northwest Arkansas Food Bank visit www.nwafoodbank.org.


Below is a list of the current most needed items:


  • ​​Canned Meats
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Fruit Cups
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Dry Beans
  • Rice
  • Boxed Dinners
  • Dry Milk Powder


Billy Elliot The Musical will be at Walton Arts Center for eight performances, December 4-9. The show is a joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Billy Elliot has been called “THE BEST SHOW YOU’LL EVER SEE” by the New York Post and was the winner of ten Tony® Awards, including BEST MUSICAL. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.


For tickets, call the box office at 479.443.5600 or go online at www.waltonartscenter.org. For more information on Billy Elliot the Musical visit www.billyelliottour.com.


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