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2013 Elberta Peach Festival
There were approximately 1,200 people that came and enjoyed the Elberta Peach Festival on May 4.
Kids enjoyed a bounce house, while adults had their choice of several food vendors, trinkets, information booths on various organizations. The event was capped by the Miss Elberta Peach Pageant that night.
A talent show was also held to select participants in the upcoming July 4th Stand-Up for America Celebration to be held Thursday July 4th.
The gates will open for the 4 of July celebration at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. The annual fireworks display will begin around 9:30 p.m.
Stacia Petty’s primary group singing for the Peach Blossom Festival.
President Wendy Hadden looks on as Stacia Petty’s primary group performs.
Community First Wellness
Community First Wellness, a local non-profit organization, and the Howard County Health Improvement Coalition have partnered to create new health improvement programs for 2013 and enhance existing health improvement programs in the Nashville area. A grant in the amount of $99,500 funded by the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas will benefit health education and fitness projects and a comprehensive youth-focused wellness program. There will be a meeting sponsored by the Howard County Health Improvement Coalition, Thursday, April 25th. For more information, visit our Chamber Calendar.
Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Last year's Woman of the Year, Sheila Kruel, awards Anna Blase with the 2013 Woman of the Year Award.
Randy White (Man of the Year 2012) presents Sheriff Buth Morris with the Man of the Year Award for 2013.
"Community Hero Award" is presented by Amy Reese to Officer Casey Parker and Chief Dale Pierce.
Dwayne Holloway of the Nashville News presents the Memorial Recognition Award to Scott Harris in memory of Cecil and Mary Harris.
Former "Orange and Black Award" winner, Paul Tollett, presents the 2013 award to Superintendent Doug Graham.
Anthony Ashbrooks of Terminix is shown receiving the award for Best New Building from Exectutive Director Mike Reese.
Winning the award for the best remodeled business was McDonald's, owned by Steve and Celia Montgomery. The award was presented by Executive Director, Mike Reese.
President Tim Pinkerton (far right) presents awards to outgoing board members, Cary Lott and Jimmy Dale.
Chamber President for 2013, Wendy Hadden, presented outgoing President, Tim Pinkerton, with a gratitude plaque.
The lifetime achievement award was given to the Wilson family in honor of Ramon and Nelda Wilson by Chamber President Tim Pinkerton.
Many thanks to the P.E.O. chapter of ladies who served dinner to the banquet guests.
For more info call the Chamber office at 870-845-1262.
(For more info go to our calendar of events.)