September 29, 2010 Edition

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Fall brings special events

John Bland

Fall weather has arrived, much to the delight of our residents, and the fall season is bringing several special events. The following are just a few of the upcoming events.

The 2010 Rock and Roll Highway 67 Music Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in Pocahontas. Mickey Gilley, along with J.R. Rogers and Narvel Felts, will be performing Saturday evening at 6 at Riverside Park. See details on this week's entertainment page.


Several places around the state have offered fall activities, such as outdoor mazes, hayrides and other activities. This year, we will have the opportunity for this type of attraction right here in Lawrence County. Taylor's Greenhouse in Hoxie is preparing for special fall activities with a Harvest Fest beginning Friday. Attractions will include corn and hay mazes, face painting, old-fashioned barn games, hay tramp, scavenger hunts, hayride, bonfires and S'mores. See the story on page one.


Several Lawrence Countians will be part of the Imperial Dinner Theatre's production of "Dracula," which opens Oct. 9 and runs weekends through Nov. 6, just at the right time for Halloween.


The Sixth Annual Hoxie Fire Department Open House and Safety Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, and will start with the Lawrence County Prostate Screening and Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon in the Hoxie Service Center. The Safety Awareness Day activities start at 10 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 30 is the date set for the annual Iron Mountain Festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. Committee planners have been meeting for months to create another great festival. In Black Rock, the Foothills Celebration is set for Nov. 5-7. The festival will include the annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and many other activities and events.

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