Led by co-chairmen Mary Carleton and Robert Young and Kathy and Doug Babb, the event drew more than 700 guests and 50 volunteers and raised over $250,000 in net proceeds for the U.S. Marshals Museum.
“Thank you to our amazing co-chairmen for spearheading this effort. They worked around the clock to bring this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime event here to Fort Smith,” said Jim Dunn, president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum. “I'd also like to thank the Fort Smith community, as well as our statewide and national supporters, who have been instrumental in helping us raise the funds to get this museum built.”
Corporate sponsors for the event included ArcBest Corporation; Derritech Transport, Inc.; Mercy Hospital Fort Smith; Crawford Health and Rehabilitation; Citizens Bank and Trust Company; First National Bank; Hardin, Jesson and Terry, PLC; Harry Robinson Buick GMC; Sparks Regional Medical Center; Stephens Production-AOG; Udouj Orthodontics; Weldon, Williams & Lick; and Universal Travel.
Personal sponsors included Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Babb; Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Young, III; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Hawkins; Dr. and Mrs. James Long; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carter and Ms. Melanie Wiggins; Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn; Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Flanders; Mr. and Mrs. William Floyd; Dr. Brenda Yelvington and Mr. Lavon Morton; Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Powell; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Riche and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Bell; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Ghan; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Slagle; Dr. and Mrs. John Swicegood; The Honorable and Mrs. P.K. Holmes; Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Whiteside, III; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Bryant; and Mr. Robert O’Neal. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Marshals Museum.
About the U.S. Marshals Museum
The future U.S. Marshals Museum will be a national, as well as world-class, museum located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, Ark. Museum plans include 50,000 square feet of three galleries (A Changing Nation, Frontier Marshals and Marshals Today), the Samuel M. Sicard Hall of Honor, a National Learning Center and more. The museum will highlight pivotal periods in our nation's history, while honoring the sacrifice and service of the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service.
For more information, please visit www.usmarshalsmuseum.com.