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Employees 'March for Babies' across Arkansas

AK MODFor years, CNP and its employees have been supporters of the March of Dimes, raising funds and awareness to help give premature babies a chance for a healthy start to life. “Each year CenterPoint Energy and its employees show their commitment to the fight against premature birth and healthy babies,” said Scott Rozzell, executive vice president and general counsel. “This year we raised more than $100,000 for this worthy cause, and I want to thank everyone in the CenterPoint Energy family who helped achieve this significant milestone.”

Arkansas employees presented a check for $7,235 to the March of Dimes. Employees organized a variety of fundraising activities, including a silent auction, bake sale and a variety of meal options. Employees in the Lyons Building had a pancake breakfast and a bean/cornbread lunch. The Pine Bluff/Stuttgart offices sold smoked pork for lunch. “The Pine Bluff team also held a chicken enchilada lunch fundraiser, and we grilled burgers and dogs for 250 tired walkers,” said Bryan Koonce, service supervisor.

Instead of walking, for the past four years, employees in Jonesboro have cooked and served thousands of hamburgers and hot dogs for the walkers, friends and families on the day of the event. “We have elected to serve hundreds of hot, tired, thirsty and hungry walkers who are most likely out there on behalf of a tiny baby they personally know,” said Carrie Collins, secretary.