The Dogwood Days Committee is in the process of finalizing the details for a visit from Danielle Colby of History’s American Pickers! She will be autographing photos and “picking” at the Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce’s Dogwood Days Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2013! Look for more details in future articles.

Danielle Colby – While the guys are out picking, Danielle holds down the fort at Antique Archaeology, Mike’s store and base of operations. She spends her time talking to buyers, packing up shipments and keeping Mike and Frank in line, while they keep her in stitches with their antics and jokes. The guys like to say she’s the glue that holds them all together. A mother of two, Danielle is always working on a new creative project, whether it’s painting, designing clothes or selling vintage-inspired gifts online.

Danielle Colby official

Dogwood Days activities:

Your host for the day is the Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce. Vendor applications are being accepted for now. With the popularity of this year’s events and headliner, vendor spots will fill up fast. Please get your applications in as soon as possible by calling the chamber office at 870-670-5433, on-line by e-mailing your request to, or via our website at

Raffle: Chamber volunteer, Peggy Clarke, has generously donated a set of dishes for our raffle this year – 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. Thank you Peggy!

Dog Pageant, Car Show, Men’s Beauty Contest: Sign up sheets are at the chamber office if you are interested in any of these events, the more the merrier!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the second Saturday in May – May 11th, 2013 – and don’t miss out on the fun!