27th Annual Dogwood Days Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Something for Everyone
Start the day off with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast at the United Methodist Church beginning at 7:00 am. If you are a golfer, the Dogwood Days Golf Tournament begins at 8:00 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course with coffee and donuts. The tournament is a 3 Person Scramble with a 9:00 Shotgun Start. The Entry Fee is $120 per Team, or you can be a Hole Sponsor for $100. If you are interested, contact Chamber Board Member Gene Stanton at 670-4344 or Golf Pro Chuck McNeight at Turkey Mountain Golf Course at 670-5252.
Be at the gazebo at 9:00 am for the opening ceremony, followed by the Pet Pageant at 9:15. DJ Doctor Steve Clark will provide music and emcee the entertainment going on at the gazebo. Miss Arkansas USA, Hannah Billingsley, will make an appearance so come on out and meet her in person.
Lots of kids activities going on throughout the day! Arkansas Game and Fish 1000 gallon aquarium, free pony rides, Craig and Jody Huckabee’s horses on display, Ronzo the Clown, Mattie the Monkey, a face painter, the FNBC train, lots of games and prizes, and Horseshoe Health & Medicine’s bounce houses. All free of charge thanks to: George and Geri Lewis, Bank of Salem, FNBIC, Freedom Ford, Turkey Mountain Ladies Golf League, Monty McCurley State Farm Insurance, Knockout Exterminators, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, The Loft, Sheriff Tate Lawrence, an anonymous donor, Faith Presbyterian Church, American Land Company, CenturyLink, Pacesetting Times, Turkey Mountain Men’s Golf League, and Little Theater of HSB. If you would like to be a Dogwood Days Festival sponsor, just stop by the chamber with your donation. We are so blessed to live in such a giving community and all donations are greatly appreciated!
We welcome Danielle Colby from American
Pickers to Horseshoe Bend! Jarrod Krepps
is coordinating her flight in and out of our very
own Horseshoe Bend Airport. She will be here
signing autographs, free tickets available at Horseshoe
Bend Theatre starting at 9:00 am. Getting her here is
paid for totally by these sponsors: Mayor Bob and Tina Barnes,
FNBC, Southfork River Living & Therapy Center, an
anonymous donor, IESI, Crown Point Health & Rehab, First
Community Bank, Cup’d Up Calls, along with NAEC, Senator David Wyatt, and Bancorp South. Thank you! If you or your business would like to be a Danielle sponsor, please contact Tina Barnes at 670-4524.
We have many food and craft vendors, something for everyone. Barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, nachos, ice cream, snow cones. We have duck calls, camo dipping, and knife sharpening for the guys…candles, jewelry, homemade items, accessories and bling for the girls…. even an Old Time Photo Booth! Vendor spots are filling up fast. You can get an application by calling the chamber at 670-5433, downloading one from our website www.horseshoebendarcc.com, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of Horseshoe Bend’s 50th anniversary, we have more entertainment than ever. Bring your chair and enjoy listening to bands on stage starting at noon with Deadwood Groove, followed by Blue Dogwood, Robert and Joe Hutcheson, and Foul Play, hosted by Melodie Clemmons from Music In The Mountains Theatre. Thanks to IESI for providing the sound system, and Doc Yow for putting it all together.
Cap off the day with a BBQ supper sponsored by State Representative Tommy Wren at the Eagle’s at 5:00 pm. Hwy 289 Band will be playing from 6-9.
Sign up sheets are available at the chamber office for the Pet Pageant, Wheels In The Bend, Big Thunder, Mz. DOGwood Men’s Beauty Pageant, and the Golf Tournament if you are interested in any of these events. Don’t forget about our Dogwood Days raffle for a service for four set of Buffalo China in a Dogwood pattern. The raffle tickets can be purchased at the chamber office for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Whew, what a day! Mark your calendar now! Saturday May 11, 2013 so you don’t miss out!