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Water Carnival to feature Kidzone for all ages

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival Kidzone will feature a new lineup of carnival entertainment that will accommodate everyone from small kids to adults.

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Director of Programs and Events Jamie Beck said of the 2015 Kidzone, “This year’s Kidzone is something completely different. We have a full lineup of interactive games and rides. We are so excited to offer attractions that accommodate Water Carnival visitors of all ages!”

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Batesville has successfully completed the requirements for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Prospect Readiness Education Program (PREP).

PREP offers communities hands-on training in all aspects of the economic development prospect visit. The program provides local economic development teams with the necessary training and resources to properly prepare for, execute, and follow up on prospect visits to their respective communities. To date, 14 Arkansas communities have completed the program.

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and 2015 sponsors are pleased to announce the 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule of events that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville.

BACC President/CEO Crystal Johnson stated, “This year’s Water Carnival events will bring back some favorites like the Bone Collector and White River’s Got Talent. And visitors to Riverside Park will enjoy new attractions like the revamped Kidzone, Duck Boat Races, and the Crash Derby. Other entertainment will feature Miss Batesville, Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss White River and Miss White River Outstanding Teen as well as Miss Independence County. The Water Carnival is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the area to have a family-friendly day on the White River, and the event is a great boost to our tourism economy. We hope to see an even bigger crowd than we saw last year.”

Denim Blues Back-to-School sale

Denim Blues Back-to-School sale

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Tax-free weekend is just around the corner and Denim Blues in Batesville is wanting to get in on the festivities. 

To add to your savings, Denim Blues is holding a deal where all Miss Me jeans are buy one and get another 50 percent off. The whole entire store will also be 20 percent off including summer sale items. 

Tax-free shopping begins the first weekend in August. 

CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

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.