From all indications, Saturday's Iron Mountain Festival was a big success. The temperatures were about right, sunny and cool, but the wind was a bit blustery at times. Many people attended, with a wide cross section of groups and individuals participating. The festival also offered a variety of things to do. The main stage offered dancing, singing, music and other entertainment throughout the day. There were also interesting exhibits, such as the quilt show and high school art show. Countless booths offered food, crafts and games.
We add our thanks to the Iron Mountain committee for their hard work. The committee consisted of Alan and Paula Haskins, Gretchen Hunt, Kelly Aaron, Tammy Franks, Kathy Bradley, Sherry Burnside, Bill Wilcoxson, Valarie Green, Mary Jane Callahan, Debbie Smith and Lorra Whitmire.
I look forward to seeing the interior of the new Ministry Activity Center (MAC) at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. The outside is certainly impressive. The church will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours open house on Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m. in the center. The public is invited to attend.
The Black Rock Lions Club annual Pancake Breakfast is always an enjoyable event for the many who attend. This year's breakfast is Saturday from 5-11 a.m. at the Black Rock School cafeteria in conjunction with the weekend Black Rock Foothills Celebration. Tickets for $4 may be purchased at the door.
Another event worth noting is the holiday open houses planned on Sunday. Six Walnut Ridge businesses have informed The TD of their plans to host open houses, which often include special discounts and refreshments. Remember to shop your home county first.