Gluten Free in Central Arkansas, branch of GIG

July 2010 reminder for meeting in Rogers, AR


Carolyn McKinley’s support group in NW Arkansas is sponsoring this all day meeting and has asked that I forward this information to you.





Gluten Freedom Day


It is not too late to get your tickets.  You can order your tickets online for the Gluten Freedom Day by visiting to register or click on one of the following ticket links.  Tickets are still available for an all day ticket ($50), half day ($30), or vendor fair and lunch ($25).  If you are interested in a child’s session ($25), tickets are available as well, for those 12 and under.  Students pricing full day ($40) and half day are available for those over 12 and attending school/college.


Gluten Freedom Day is on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Embassy Suites, John Q. Hammons Conference Center in Rogers, Arkansas. This day will be filled with educational workshops, vendor booths, cooking demonstrations and gluten free food. The event will begin at 8:30am (with registration opening at 7:30am) and finish at 5:00pm.  Special guest we will be presenting Chef Robert Landophi, author of Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook, will be conducting a cooking demonstration.


Here is a sample of the topics: Help me, I was glutened!, Super Foods and Nutrition, Gluten Free Lifestyle: Around the house/Out and About, Coping with Celiac: I’m new at this!/ Now What?


Early Bird tickets are $50 per person (deadline by mail July 16th or phone July 21st). This all day ticket includes entrance to lunch, workshops and the vendor fair. Tickets will be available by calling 877-272-4272 and paying by credit card, or by mailing a check (payable to the Celiac Sprue Association), and the order form below, by July 16th, to:


Gluten Freedom Day

PO Box 3238

Bella Vista, AR 72715


In order to be added to the registration list correctly, please include the name of the persons attending, email address, and phone number. If you don’t manage to purchase your tickets by the deadline, never fear, tickets will be available at the event. The cost of the ticket will be $75.00 per person at the door.


If you need lodging for the night, a block of rooms have been set aside at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers. You can book online by following this link, or by calling 479-254-8400. Directions to the hotel can be found at Be sure to use the group code CA2. Information on the surrounding area can be found at


If you have any questions or interest in sponsoring the event or being a part of the vendor fair, please call 417-435-2193 or email


The event will be a day full of entertainment, education, socializing, and plenty of gluten free food! So be sure to get your tickets early and book your travel arrangements soon.


If you plan to come in the night before the event, prepare to join in the Gluten Free Social which will be held at Eddie Haskell’s Patio and Grille at 3300 Market Street, Suite 100, Rogers, AR (just across the street from the event space and hotel).  There will be a $5.00 cover charge per person which will include gluten free food such as chicken nuggets pizza, pretzels, etc.



Celiac Sprue Association Chapter 73 looks forward to seeing you next week.