Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble: Soap Making Workshop

Meeting Place: Courthouse

09:00 am – 01:00 pm

Admission: $20 per person

Creating soap is not a difficult process – no more challenging than following a recipe for pastry and turning into a pie. Come join us in learning the art of making soap with the cold-process method. Participants will receive a booklet with soap recipes, several bars of home-made soap, and the knowledge of how to become squeaky clean! The registration fee of $20 covers the cost of materials. Please bring protective clothing, as some materials used are caustic and can burn. Please bring a sack lunch. Class size is limited; for questions and reservations, please call (870) 878-6765 or email to reserve your space today.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Holiday Open House

Meeting Place: Courthouse

10:00 am – 03:00 pm

Admission: Free

See Powhatan Historic State Park decked out in its Victorian Christmas finery! Join us for a family-oriented day of crafts, tours, activities, and refreshments. Contact the park for a schedule as the event draws near.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Apple Basket Weaving Workshop

Meeting Place: Courthouse

09:00 am – 02:00 pm

Admission: $30 per person

There is something about weaving a basket that takes you back to a simpler time and place. With today’s busy lifestyle, we all need to find a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. Join us at Powhatan Historic State Park and learn to weave an Apple basket. All supplies are provided for you. Please bring a sack lunch. Space is limited. Call (870) 878-6765 or email to reserve your space today.

Powhatan Historic State Park


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.