Category Archives: Community

Jaycees and Relay for Life

The El Dorado Junior Chamber contributed their funds and energy to take part in the Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life, held April 29th and 30th, at the John E. Gross Recreation Center in Parkers Chapel.  This event in particular was a special one as Union County was chosen to take part in a Cancer Prevention Study in hopes of providing feedback on how this serious disease may be prevented/cured for future generations.  Our Jaycees team, captained by Sarah Sayers, put in many hard-earned hours preparing our team’s tent to offer food and t-shirts to be sold to raise funds for the benefit of this cause.  A special “thank you” from the El Dorado Junior Chamber goes out to all of those who put in their time, effort, and support for the benefit of mankind.

Easter Egg Hunt A Sucess

The El Dorado Junior Chamber hosted the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the South Arkansas Arboretum, located next to El Dorado High School, on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m.  The hunt was free and open to all kids between the ages of  0 – 12.  Over 5,000 eggs were stuffed with candy and toys, as children were divided into different age groups to make it a safe experience for everyone: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.  Each section had one golden egg that contained a grand-prize: a new bicycle!  This was a fun-filled, family event that brought in over 150 children to celebrate one of the many joys of the Easter holiday!

El Dorado Junior Chamber Network on Tuesday, March 29th

The El Dorado Jaycees will host Your Junior Chamber Network, a young workforce networking event, on the evening of Tuesday March 29th  at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, beginning at 5:15 p.m.  This is an opportunity for young professionals, civic organizers, skilled workers, or anyone interested in building relationships in the El Dorado network.  Bringing our young workforce together and getting them involved is a very important part of keeping them here long term.

As the up-and-coming generation of community leaders, we need to engage one another, we need to know one another, and we need to be prepared to work together for our collective good.  These are exciting times for El Dorado and Union County, and it’s getting to be a time for us to do our part to secure our future and the future of our children.  The first step is to have a good network.  This is a great opportunity for any business or individual that is looking to become involved and/or volunteer their efforts in growing that community bond.  Union County businesses and organizations are welcome to contribute their efforts to this event by sending employees, providing door prizes, and/or providing donations to support our networking cause.

Refreshments will be served. Contact El Dorado Junior Chamber President Gregory Harrison at for more information or sponsorship opportunties.

2010 Election Roundup

Congratulations to El Dorado Jaycee Justin Hendrix on his re-election to the El Dorado City Council and to John Baine on his re-election to the Union County Quorum Court.  A tip of the hat to Dr. Ken Bridges for his run for State Representative.  Thank you to all Jaycees that take civic responsibility serious enough to place their names on the ballot.

El Dorado Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt

The El Dorado Jaycees City-wide Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 3rd at the South Arkansas Arboretum at 11 AM.  Over five thousand eggs will be hidden in areas of the Arboretum divided by age groups. There will be three grand prize eggs, one for each age group. The El Dorado Jaycee City-wide Easter Egg Hunt is open to children all children ten and under.

2nd Annual Jaycees Job Fair at South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado Jaycees will be holding their second annual Job Fair from 6 until 8 p.m. on April 26 in the South Arkansas Community College Gymnasium, at 300 S. West Ave.

The Jaycees are inviting the unemployed of Union County and all businesses in the area looking to hire new employees to participate.

Admission is free for both job seekers and businesses Last year, dozens of job seekers and businesses participated in the first Jaycees Job Fair at SouthArk.

For more information and to register a business for the job fair, contact Dr. Ken Bridges at (870) 862-8131, extension 126 or by e-mail at

Aquafina MLB PHR


The El Dorado Jaycees will be hosting the 2010 Pitch, Hit, and Run, sponsored by Aquafina and MLB, on March, 13th at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of El Dorado’s B-League Field. It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and conclude around noon. This event will provide our local children the opportunity to participate, free of charge, in an exciting baseball skills competition. This event gives boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting, and running abilities. Age is determined as of July 17, 2010.  More information…