Churches involved in the Central District Baptist Association hopes to give away 100 televisions and 100 bicycles during an event Saturday in downtown Pine Bluff.


The Rev. Glen Barnes said the event will begin at 11 a.m. at 916 Main Street, the old Goodyear building, and will begin with free food until 1 p.m. followed by the give-away’s. He said participants have to register and be present to win, and the bicycles will be given away based on age and sex of those registering.


The goal is to reach those who are in need and at the same time, to allow the church to build a data base of people in hopes of building a long-term relationship.


Barnes said there are 20 churches who are members of the association from Pine Bluff to Stuttgart, with eight of them active.