Some of you asked, what was the Kids Fest thing that I hosted the morning of the Arkansas Funniest Person 1st Round that I co- hosted.  Well, it was a true honor is what it was!!!

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) put on the show and I hosted it for them.  There was a talent show, fashion show, fire trucks, music, food and gymnastics.  WOW!!!

I have to say these were incredible kids with serious talent and courage that impressed me beyond words.  I even got choked up to the point I couldn’t talk when I got to hear one of the kids sing Amazing Grace.   Twirling batons, awesome voices, karate, dance and fashion… WOW!!!  We had great food, drinks and more.   CASA did it up right.

For more information about CASA 20th, click here –  I am a CASA as well, so feel free to ask any questions.

Here is the article with information about the kids, who did what, all of the organizations involved, etc…

Here is the article information in case you can’t open the link to it –
On Saturday CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, held their annual Kidsfest Event at the Grace United Methodist Church. Executive Director Tess Fletcher was "inspired by the courage these kids show by getting up on stage." The event is a fun day with purpose of raising awareness for child abuse prevention month.
In addition to CASA, other local agencies including, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Conway Cradle Care, Agape Boys Shelter, Haven House, Department of Health and Human Services, Child Advocacy Center and the Conway Women's Shelter participated in the event each sharing their mission and work they do in the community. Central Events provided a bounce house and the Conway fire department brought out their fire truck making the day a true family fun day.

The talent show portion of the day had a wide range of acts including a taekwondo demonstration by James Allen Foster, a dance routine by Kathryn Grace Langston, a vocal performance by Mykela Laniece King and a duet by Jessica Buss and Natalie Pearl.

In the K-4th grade category, first place was awarded to The Double Digits made up of 10-year-olds Landon, Daylen and Daniel. Second place went to Whitney Bloodworth and third place to Hunter Barnett. In the fifth through eighth grade category first place was awarded to Samantha Pascoe who played "Arkansas Traveler" on the violin.

Second place went to Lindsay and Megan Triplett and third place to Mikayla Alderson. Special thanks to judges Jennifer Parnell, the current Miss Conway, Sarah Barnett, the reigning Miss UCA, and Caitlyn Cook, the current Miss Diamond Lake's Outstanding Teen.

The final event of the day was the Belk Fashion Show. The models were Jada Sims, Parker Rogers, Meadow Acua, Isaac Acua, Jayce Pollard, Kathryn Grace Langston and Abbey Fletcher. All modeled Easter themed items currently available at Belk.

Special thanks to all those who made the event possible including, Scherrie Rash, Michael "Doc" Davis, Central Events, Eagle Graphics, Ideal Bread Company, Mean Pig BBQ, The Sonshine Academy, Conway Fire Department, Sue Higgs and the Grace United Methodist Church. To learn more about CASA please visit

Michael "Doc" Davis (Comedian, Entertainer, Event Host / MC)

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