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Arkansas 4-H C.A. Vines Center to offer Thanksgiving holiday meals

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Nov. 5, 2019

Fast Facts:

  • Program now in its second year
  • Turkey, ham and pork tenderloin dinners available; feeds 6-8
  • A la cart items available as well
  • Order at 501-821-4444 or online at
  • Orders due by noon Nov. 22; pickup by noon Nov. 27 

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LITTLE ROCK — “Holiday Helpings,” the popular holiday meal preparation program that debuted for the 2018 Thanksgiving season, is returning to again help take the stress out of holiday cooking.

Thanksgiving Holiday Helpings 2019-menu

The C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center is offering full-course meals, serving six to eight people, as well as a la cart items. The main course — roasted turkey, country ham or pork tenderloin — is accompanied by a quart of turkey gravy, cornbread dressing, a choice of two sides and a dozen dinner rolls. Prices range from $80 to $100.

Marshall Robertson, 4-H Center program specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said he has received increasingly enthusiastic feedback through each of the holidays the center has helped to cater since this time last year.

“Reaction from our past Holiday Helpings promotions, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, has been overwhelmingly positive,” Robertson said. “Providing an opportunity to support the largest youth organization in the state along with a chance to get some really delicious food prepared to relieve a little of that holiday stress really has people excited.”

Orders can be placed by phone at 501-821-4444 or online at Orders must be placed by noon, Friday, Nov. 22; orders must be picked up by noon, Wednesday, Nov. 27.  The Vines Center is located at 1 Four H Way, Little Rock, AR 72223.

The full menu includes:

  • Sliced roasted Butterball turkey ($90), country Petit Jean ham ($100) or pork tenderloin ($80), with:
  • One quart turkey gravy
  • Cornbread dressing
  • One dozen dinner rolls
  • Choice of two sides (one quart each):
    • Mashed potatoes
    • Sweet potato casserole
    • Honey-glazed carrots
    • Country-style green beans
    • Whole kernel corn
    • Mac & cheese 

To learn about Arkansas 4-H, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit the Arkansas 4-H online at Visit the Cooperative Extension Service online at Follow the Cooperative Extension Service on Twitter at @UAEX_edu. Follow the Agricultural Experiment Station on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.


About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120