A Youth Talent Showcase, a free community event, will be held at the Merrill Community Center, 10th Avenue and Ash Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A Youth Talent Showcase, a free community event, will be held at the Merrill Community Center, 10th Avenue and Ash Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Children participating will receive school supplies and be treated to hot dogs. Arkansas Red Hawks semi-pro football players will be available to distribute school supplies.

Youth will present a variety of talent including praise dancing, Gospel rap, spoken word and musical performances. The event is sponsored by HOPE Community Coalition in collaboration with the Arkansas Red Hawks, Healing Place Ministries Inc., House of Levi Inc., NowYouKnow.org, Prevention Resource Center Region 12 and St. Mark United Methodist Church.