Davidsonville 2019 Events: Spring Break and March Events
Tall Tales and Bad Jokes
Friday, March 15, 2019- 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Meeting Place: Campground Fire Ring
“Now this is no bull…” Join us for a campground program all about stretching the truth, exaggerations, and
whoppers so big you’ll chuckle all the way home as we look at the history of tall tales and bad jokes. We’ll laugh,
we’ll groan, and we’ll come away with a little bit of knowledge about what makes these facets of our society so loved and hated. Bring your worst bad joke; you won’t want to let this program be the one that got away.
Native Tools and Weapons
Saturday, March 16, 2019- 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Back Porch
Ever thrown a tomahawk? Shot a bow? And where did that meat on the dinner table come from? Roll up your
sleeves and stop by Davidsonville to toss tomahawks, throw spears, and learn how to use an atlatl in this fun
program for all ages.
Saturday, March 16, 2019- 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Porch
Half the park is after dark. Join Park Interpreter Geoffrey at the visitor center for a sunset hike and owl prowl around Davidsonville. Learn about the nocturnal hunters who call the park home, listen to their calls, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl making its nightly rounds. Please bring flashlights and wear close-toed shoes.
Kids’ Craft and Parent’s Morning Out
Sunday, March 17, 2019- 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Meeting Place: Education Center
Join Park Interpreter Geoffrey for a few hours and we’ll get crafty using all sorts of fun and interesting leather working materials. Kids will get the chance to make a bracelet and decorate it as much as they want.
Davidsonville Discovery Day
Thursday, March 21, 2019- 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meeting Place: Education Center
Cost: $10 per person-Registration Required
Escape the classroom and come explore Davidsonville Historic State Park on a Spring Break adventure! This adventure in cooking is for the kids. Ages 10 and up only and kids must be pre-registered for the event by Monday, March 18th. Space is limited to the first 10 participants to sign up.
The Great American Cleanup
Saturday, March 30, 2019- 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Roll up your sleeves, grab some friends, and head on out to Davidsonville Historic State Park for a morning of service and fellowship. We’ll hit the hard to reach spots of the park in the hunt for trash and flood debris and perhaps find a treasure or two in the hunt for trash. Perfect for civic, scout, and other community groups as well as individuals. RSVPs requested.
For more information on these and other events or to sign up, call 870-892-4708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Drew is a lifelong resident of the region that she loves to promote. As a matter of fact, she was born in downtown Batesville in the late ’60s, which is in one of the eight counties she now enjoys encouraging people to visit.
Jeff Drew is her husband of almost 29 years. They have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew, his wife Devyn Stewart. Drew is also grandmother to Jon and Devyn’ s son, Jase Drew.
However, Drew can’t skip the other part of her family: the pets! Lady Bird (a stray dog welcomed into their home in June 2012) and of course, Howard – – a puppy compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arriving at the Drew home. They also have Kasha whom Drew inherited when her mother passed in 2016, and they adopted Bullet, a stray in November of 2016.
Drew, became associated with the Ozark Gateway Region in 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.). The agency handled marketing for the regional association where she along with her co-workers produced an annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region In June 2000.
After Drew became director, she took the region to the next level by helping the tourism organization create a new website and moved it from the old newspaper paper tabloid publication to a color magazine format.
Over the years Drew has helped the organization meet new marketing goals, such as in- and out-of-state marketing, assuring that all 105,000 copies of their magazines are distributed each year.
Drew also helped the region create a heritage trail map that is still on posters in many establishments across the region and Arkansas. She oversaw development of a motorcycle route map that folds into a credit card format for riders, as well as those seeking scenic routes to enjoy the beautiful Ozark Mountains.
She has attended several AARP Shows across the U.S., representing Arkansas. She helped open a visitor center for the Ozark Gateway, allowing visitors to pick up information from across the entire state 24/7.
In 2016, she assisted creating the first Ozark Gateway Region Golf Classic and the tournament continues to grow each year, allowing the organization to grow its co-op program, helping each county have dedicated promotion. Drew stays busy at Ozark Gateway as the ad sales manager, magazine editor, day-to-day office operations, trade show representative, as well as magazine distribution representative all while making sure that the region is represented all over Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Drew has been featured in several local and statewide publications over the years as well as the 1997 cover of the Ozark Gateway Region tabloid along with her then 4-year-old son, Jon. She has received several awards such as the Batesville Rotarian of the Year in 2010 as well as a three-time Paul Harris Fellow.
She also has served as an Independence County election commissioner for several years and now serves as their co-election coordinator, helping with behind-the-scenes management of voting equipment, day-to-day election deadlines as well as poll worker training.
Drew serves on the Arkansas Travel Council Board of Directors, Ozark Foothills Film Fest Board of Directors, Batesville Rotary Club Past President and is the Rotary Clubs current publicity chair.
In March of 2018, Drew was honored with induction into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame for her many years of dedicated service to the tourism industry.