Since 1978, KARK-TV, the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, and the Office of the Governor have recognized individuals and companies that serve others in extraordinary ways. These special Arkansans are honored for their volunteer work with the Community Service Awards, which includes an annual ceremony televised by KARK-TV
The broadcast highlights each winner's contributions to the community. Nominees are submitted by the general public, and winners are chosen by a panel which includes members of the DHS DCSNS.
Virgie Gant Phillips has been a driving force in many of the key projects in the Lake View community.
Selena Ellis uses enthusiasm and a knack for recruiting people to build bridges in her community.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will accept Arkansas's Distinguished Citizen Award at the 40th annual Community Service Awards at the Governor's Mansion on Friday, June 2.
Sheffield Nelson & Don Jack