December and Early January Events

No Christmas, No Problem

Saturday, December 15, 2018 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center Porch

No Christmas?! What a horrible thought! Come learn why Christmas wasn’t celebrated during (the town of) Davidsonville’s time. Then join park staff in making a few fun simple holiday crafts from the time after Davidsonville. Hot chocolate, cookies, and cider will all be available to enjoy to help drive away winter’s chill. This program is a great way to get the kids out of the house for a few hours if parents need time to consult with the elves. 

Admission: Free

First Day Hike: 100 Acres of Wonder

Tuesday, January 01, 2019 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center Porch

Celebrate the beginning of the new year with a hike on the adventurous side at Davidsonville Historic State Park. Discover the quiet beauty of Northeast Arkansas in wintertime as we explore 100+ acres of undeveloped woods and wetlands and learn about the impacts we have on the land. After the hike is over, join us at the visitor center for hot chocolate and hot cider around the fire place. Pets welcome on a leash. #firstdayhikes #arstateparks

Admission: Free

Davidsonville Historic State Park

7953 Hwy 166 South

Pocahontas, AR  72455                                               

Phone:  (870) 892-4708 

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.