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1. East Texas Giving Day
Tuesday, April 28

East Texas Giving Day brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits. The 18-hour online giving challenge officially happens on April 28, 2020 but you can start your impact today by making a donation to one of the participating nonprofits. This event is designed to inspire people to give generously of both time and treasure to nonprofits helping to make our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Learn more. 

Texarkana College is matching up to $20,000 in donations, TAMU-Texarkana is matching up to $20,000 in donations, and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra is matching up to $15,000 in donations! Also, visit here for a chance for donors to win a Fire Pit through Greater Texarkana Young Professionals. 

2. Texarkana Parks and Recreation Scavenger Hunt
Submission Deadline May 1

Wanting something different and fun to do while social distancing? Join the Parks and Recreation Department on a scavenger hunt for the chance to win a $50 gift card donated by Silver Star Smokehouse & Saloon TexarkanaAnyone can play, simply take a photo of the items or actions below, post to Facebook and tag their page. Submissions must be completed by May 1st at 5:00 PM. A winner will be randomly selected and announced that day. Learn more here!

3. Two Old Ladies & Louie the Llama
Friday, May 1

Join the Texarkana Museums Systems Curator Jamie Simmons and Board President Velvet Hall Cool as they delve into the lovely, lively world of llamas with crafts and activities devoted to these wonderful creatures. Macrame, finger puppets, clay molds and many more activities are planned to help get us through the month with these online adventures streaming on Facebook here!

4. Take a Walk through Ferguson Park
Enjoy the great outdoors in Texarkana, USA! Learn more. 

5. Shop Local
Order a TXK Market Box made up of items from vendors at the Texarkana Farmers Market! Learn more. 

6. Give Blood
Help to save a life! Learn more. 

7. Visit US National Parks Virtually
Got a bit of downtime? Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Many national park sites across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere. From digitally diving under the sea to watching the cherry blossom trees bloom, there are countless ways to #FindYourPark. Visit here.

8. Learn Coding
MommyPoppins has some great coding resources for kids just getting into the ins and outs of coding! Visit here.

9. Make a Vision Board 
Print out pictures from Pinterest or Google and adhere them to a poster board or computer paper. Fill it with images of what you want this year to be, then hang it on the fridge or somewhere where everyone in the family will see it often. Watch here! 

10. Play Virtual Pictionary
Playing Pictionary can get a little tricky without the traditional game-board, but there are a few digital hacks to upgrade the overall experience. Nonetheless, it is possible to forgo the traditional play without too much trouble. First, teams will need to determine a point goal rather than traversing the traditional Pictionary board. Zoom has a handy whiteboard feature to help with sharing real-time drawings. Players will also need a stopwatch and a word generator to assist with play along the way.

And Don’t Forget

Texarkana, USA Chamber of Commerce Resources
Text your 30 second video to us at 903-748-0183 for your business to be featured on our social media page! #wearetexarkana
We are currently populating our website with local information in regards to the virus. Please go to and fill out the form with your organization’s information. More resources here!

Make a Hidden Gems Video!
Now is the perfect time to explore outside in Texarkana and send us a video telling us what hidden gems you love in the community. Learn more!

Submit any Virtual Events to the GOTXK Calendar
Help us all to stay connected and submit your virtual events here!

Go to to check out ALL of the events being held this week in Texarkana USA!

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