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Ginger Beebe's Web Site
Ginger Beebe was born in Searcy, Arkansas.
parentsâ€"who adopted her
was four years oldâ€"with instilling in her
the values of empathy for others and a strong work ethic.
For more than 30 years, she
has dedicated her
time to volunteerism and community service.
Mrs. Beebe is a founding member and past president of the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute-Searcy Auxiliary and currently is serving her second term on the organization's foundation board.
For the past 15 years, she has been a member of the Central Arkansas Auxiliary, serving two years as president and as the North Central District chair.
In 2001, Mrs. Beebe
was honored as the Arkansas Auxiliarian of the Year.
Mrs. Beebe has been a member of the Searcy Junior Auxiliary, which provides assistance to teachers in various elementary schools, and she served as president of the Southwest Middle School PTO.
She also was a member of the Searcy Jaycettes, an organization that supports Toys for Tots and other community projects.
The first lady is a board member of the Performing Arts Center
on the Square in Searcy
and a member of the Committee of 100, which promotes the Ozark Folk Center
in helping train young people in Arkansas' arts and crafts.
Mrs. Beebe is an active member of White County Master Gardeners, and will co-chair the Hospitality Committee for the 2007 International Master Gardeners' Conference in Little Rock.
Mrs. Beebe was president of the White County Democratic Club in 2005 and has served on the board of the White County Rape Crisis Center.
She is a charter member and past president of Beta Sigma Phi Social Club, which provides help to needy families each year.
has long enjoyed teaching Sunday School and children's choir at the First Baptist and Trinity Episcopal Churches.
First Lady of Arkansas | Ginger Beebe
As First Lady, Ginger Beebe promotes Arkansas artists and artisans in many areas, including theatre, music, visual arts, and other forms of artistic expression.
In an effort to showcase Arkansas artists, she and the members of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion Association published an Arkansas Artists Engagement Calendar in 2008 and 2009.
In 2009 and 2010, the Mansion Association selected 40 works of art to be displayed at the Governor's Mansion.
An art showing for young Arkansas artists is being planned for 2011.
Mrs. Beebe also serves on the board of the Performing Arts Center on the Square in Searcy, is a former board member of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and is a member of the Committee of 100, which helps promote the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View.
As a Master Gardener, Mrs. Beebe co-chaired the Hospitality Committee for the 2007 International Master Gardeners' Conference held in Little Rock.
Mrs. Beebe is also a member of the Creative Economy Advisory Panel.
"Over the last seven years, Arkansas ...
"Over the last seven years, Arkansas has made big strides toward bringing down the barriers to a healthy childhood for our youngest citizens," said Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe, honorary chairwoman of the Natural Wonders Partnership Council.
Board of Directors & Men's Advisory Council | Women's Foundation of Arkansas
Gayla Thompson (from left), Arkansas first ...
Gayla Thompson (from left), Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe, Dr. Mary Wren, and her sister, Debbie Wren, pose for a photograph Wednesday during the Splash into Spring women's luncheon and fashion show at Big Creek Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the show benefited CARTI of Mountain Home. Visit baxterbulletin.com to view a photo gallery of the event.
Gayla Thompson (from left), Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe
, Dr. Mary Wren, and her sister, Debbie Wren, pose for a photograph Wednesday during the Splash into Spring women's luncheon and fashion show at Big Creek Golf and Country Club.
Spring fashion and flowers greeted Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe
on Wednesday as she
spoke at a luncheon benefiting a local radiation therapy institute.
"We've gone over the $100,000 mark because of the ladies sitting in this room," Thompson said, crediting Beebe
with making the event a success.
, who was the featured speaker at the luncheon, knows firsthand the importance CARTI services provide.
first learned of the nonprofit organization many years ago when her
aunt received treatment at CARTI
in Little Rock.
She's been active with CARTI since 1988, when it opened a satellite location in her hometown of Searcy.
Now, she serves as Director Emeritus for the CARTI Foundation Board of Directors.
CARTI/Mountain Home offers state-of-the-art equipment to its patients and treats them regardless of their ability to pay, Beebe
It also allows patients to be treated locally, so they do not have to drive to Little Rock.
"The community is so supportive of CARTI
said, adding that the event in Mountain Home is one of her
spoke about her
love of gardening and shared photographs from the new book "Open House," which details the historical significance of the Arkansas governor's mansion.
also updated attendees about her
role in the Flat Stanley Project, which uses paper figures to help students write and learn about Arkansas history, and how she
aims to help with childhood obesity and provide breakfasts in classrooms.