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BACC to open Afterglow 5k registration

BACC to open Afterglow 5k registration

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce) — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold registration for the Afterglow 5k from Monday, June 1, until Friday, Aug. 28. 

The Afterglow 5k will be held at Riverside Park on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. Participants can register online at www.afterglowrace.com.

The Afterglow 5k starts and finishes at Riverside Park in Batesville, Ark. This 3.1-mile course is somewhat hilly and contains black light zones, loud music and glowing surprises along the way. The Afterglow 5k accommodates racers of all skill levels and encourages fun for all. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest racers and the most creative and enthusiastic participants.

For further information, please contact Mandi Curtwright at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at (870) 793-2378 or at mandi.curtwright@mybatesville.org

BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting for BleuDog on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m.

BleuDog, located at 1375 E. College St. in Batesville, will also be hosting Adopt-A-BleuDog from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that Saturday, May 9.

The adoption event is held in partnership with the Humane Society of Independence County and title sponsor Southern Bank. All adopted pets will receive a free health screening. In addition, vendors and a live radio broadcast will be on site, and BleuDog will give away prizes. RSVP at www.mybatesville.org.

This event is free to the public. All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, and staff are invited to attend. 

BAAC to host business after hours

BAAC to host business after hours

BATESVILLE, Ark. (May 6, 2015)—The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Business After Hours on Thursday, May 28.

Business After Hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main at 226 E. Main St. in Batesville.

Art will be up for display and refreshments will be served. All Chamber members and guests are invited to attend. Attendees can RSVP at www.mybatesville.org

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.


Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering its monthly program for senior citizens on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m.  

“We are so please to have Dr. George Lankford presenting a program on Native American legends this month,” stated Amanda Nikkel, Humanities Educator.   “Dr. Lankford is such an engaging speaker; I know our seniors will love this program.”  Afterward, France Mathis, museum volunteer, will lead participants in a Native American inspired horse hair bracelet.          

This program is free.  Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required.  Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space!

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

SEARCY, Ark. (Main Street Searcy Swing) - Main Street Searcy invites you to attend Swing Into Spring on April 23 to raise money for Main Street Searcy's downtown projects. 

On Thursday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall will be hosting a celebration from downtown Searcy with silent and live auctions, food and live entertainment. 

Tickets are $25 per person. All of the proceeds will go towards non- profit organization Main Street Searcy. The tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the Main Street office at 279-9007.


Lyon presents the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College will present the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 10 till the 12.

“We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon.

Festivities will kick off Friday evening with a Celtic concert featuring the Lyon College pipe band and dancers at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the Highland Adventure Race on April 11, which features two-person teams competing in a relay race including mountain-trail running, biking, disc golf, orienteering, kayaking and slacklining. Participants can improve their Adventure Race score by competing in Scottish-themed costumes and winning bonus events that mimic traditional Highland games including Highland dancing, sheaf toss, and asparagus toss, a humorous version of the caber toss.