The Cabot and Jacksonville chambers of commerce will be sponsoring a Cabot-Jacksonville general membership luncheon on Thursday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cabot National Guard Armory. Tickets are $15 per person. Individuals are asked to reserve their spots by April 12.


Persons interested in coming are expected to RSVP by April 14. The event will be catered by Crossroads Café.


The event will feature guest speaker Rick Lowe who has been a football official for the total of 41 years. A total of 18 of his 41 years, he has been officiating for the Southeastern Conference Division. He also is the president of Winnelson Company located in Searcy.


This year marks the 8th year for the annual joint venture.


The joint event is one of several events planned this spring by the chambers.


For example, the Cabot Farmers Market is set to begin on May 6 and go through Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the ReNew Community Church, 1122 S. Second St., Cabot. The market is designed to support local growers and farmers.


The Cabot community is also gearing up for the Cabot cleanup that is set for April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.


Volunteers should meet at Briarwood Baptist Church, 1872 Willie Ray Drive. Team leaders should check in with event officials to coordinate pickup routes, receive trash bags and orange safety vests. “Volunteers need to bring work gloves,” reads the release.


Any civic and service organization, church group, youth group, school group, scouting group, business and all interested individuals may participate.


“Everyone is encouraged to come out and help Keep Cabot Beautiful,” the group said. “Challenge your fellow organizations, neighborhoods and friends to help in making Cabot a city to be proud of. We hope to see you there.”


Household hazardous waste will also be collected on April 22 at the Cabot BMX complex on Willie Ray Drive. This collection will be performed in conjunction with the Cabot cleanup day. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.