Harlem Ambassador Melvin Dolbarry Jr. is surprised by Miss Arkansas USA Helen Wisner while shooting a free throw.
photos by KENNETH FRY
Brittany Dorsey delicately passes the basketball during a game of You Are Out to Reagan Richesin, 4. Reagan, the daughter of Dewayne and Stephanie Richesin of Van Buren, was the winner.
Fabio Naas, a member of the Crawford County Dawgs, is introduced to the crowd prior to Thursday’s game with the Harlem Ambassadors.
A large, enthusiastic crowd was treated to an entertaining performance of the Harlem Ambassadors, a professional show basketball team, Thursday evening at Clair Bates gym at Van Buren High School. Six Ambassadors, four men and two women, were challenged by the Crawford County Dawgs with the support of a cheerleading squad, many fashionably dressed in tutus. All of the children in the crowd were engaged in the non-stop program, meaning the misleading final score of 82-73 meant little.
The event was organized by Crawford County Optimist Club, Van Buren Kiwanis Club and Alma Rotary Club as a fundraiser for the Alma and Van Buren Boys and Girls clubs.