The Cabot Scholarship Foundation’s Roast & Toast Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Cabot Junior High North cafeteria.


The event recognizes students who are receiving scholarships from the foundation. Last year, the foundation awarded 119 Cabot High School seniors with $124,050 in scholarships.


The Cabot Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1992 by the Cabot Centennial Committee to encourage and recognize academics in Cabot schools. The Roast &Toast Banquet is the foundation’s only fundraising event. Due to the tremendous growth at Cabot High School, community support is greatly appreciated. Donations are accepted throughout the year at: Cabot Scholarship Foundation, 200 W. Main St., Cabot, Ark. 72023.


This year’s honoree for the Roast & Toast Banquet is former state senator and Cabot mayor Eddie Joe Williams and who currently serves on the Southern States Energy Board.


The Cabot Scholarship Foundation is also excited to announce this year’s roasters: Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Superintendent Tony Thurman and Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher.


If you would like to help the Cabot Scholarship Foundation raise scholarship money for Cabot High School seniors, you’re invited to attend the Roast & Toast Banquet. Individual tickets are $30 per person and a table of eight is $240. Tickets may be purchased at the Cabot High School office.


Current Cabot Scholarship Foundation Board Members include: John C. Thompson, Chairman, Fred Campbell, Carole Jones, Mike Verkler, Angela Wallace, Leann Carlisle, Renee Calhoun and Nina Butler. Exofficio members are Thurman and Jayne Snyder.