Tickets are on sale for that rite of Arkansas political pasage — the 72nd Gillett Coon Supper.

It’s at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Gillett Elementary School gym. Tickets are $20 and benefits local education and a scholarship program. The menu includes ribs, brisket, rice, sweet potatoes and cake. And, yes, raccoon.

For ticket information, contact Larry Bauer at (home) 870-548-2859, (mobile) 870-830-4002, or write to PO Box 577, Gillett, AR 72055. For program information contact Chad Philipp at 870-548-2228 (home), 870-548-2554 (work), or 870-509-0413 (mobile).

Tickets are also available to the Berry “Pre-Coon Supper Reception” at 3:30 p.m. that day at the Berry Farm Shop, continuing a tradition by former U.S. Rep. Marion Berry that has become an additional fund-raising event for the Marion and Carolyn Berry Scholarship at ASU. Tickets are $30 each and sold at the door. Sponsorships are available to be a Berry Good Host for $1,000 and Berry Good Friends for $500. To sponsor the event, call Ben Noble at 501-772-9473 or Gabe Holmstrom at 479-409-3329.