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Friday, July 29, 2016

Around Town

Fountain Place – Open House & Ice Cream Social plus a RAFFLE!

Please mark your calendar for Sept. 24, 2016 for the Fountain Place, a Christian retirement community OPEN HOUSE ! They have been very busy at Fountain Place preparing for our annual Prize Raffle/Open House Ice Cream Social. This year it will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016. This year there are SEVENTEEN – 17-PRIZES!!!! And that’s not all….some of you have donated door prizes!

The tickets are ready for sale, Spring River Dippers are booked and making scruptious ice cream and we are signing up entertainment.( More on entertainment later….)

Hardy A&P Helps Upgrade Camper Park

Camper Park 2016The Hardy RV Camper Park has recently received a much needed facelift and the upgrades aren’t finished yet. Hardy Volunteer Fire Department is once again running the park, after a two summer break. Once learning about the upgrades needed at the park, Hardy Advertising and Promotions Commission re-allocated funds to assist the fire department with some changes.

Rose Joins Forces Improve Sharp County’s Radio Communication Problems

radiorhodesEfforts to improve radio communications in Sharp County have now turned into a tri-county effort involving neighboring counties Lawrence and Randolph. Fran Cavenaugh, who is running for state representative in District 60, has taken an interest in seeing the radio communications upgraded in the area. A meeting attended by emergency personnel from all three counties was held Thursday, June 16 at The Studio in Walnut Ridge to discuss the need for an upgrade.

Hardy Featured In AHHP Program

ahppSharp County Historical Society was pleasantly surprised when contacted by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to put the Hardy Downtown Historic District on the Walks Through History tour map. Based on the crowd of over 50 people, the two hour tour was a hit for locals who wanted to learn more about the history of downtown.

Rachel Silva welcomed the group gathered in front of the Olde Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast to give a short background about Hardy and talk about the walking tours. “My job is to go around the state and give a tour of the historic sites once a month and they are always free and open to the public,” explained Silva. The tours are year round with the exception of January and February.

Not All Bridges Need Water Under Them!

Bridge1Hardy has a new bridge…. inside the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall. In speaking withbridge3 Marc Herring owner of the OCCM, he said “Yesterday was an auspicious day. This was the day when the Bridge was raised at the Mall. Literally. 2 years ago in casual conversation between myself and Tom Parsons (former ASU Engineering Professor) I was told that ASU had won the National Bridge Building Competition and that the bridge would be available for acquisition. I was delighted with the possibilities that this bridge could hang at the Mall. Two years later at it is.

Harlem Wizards Come To Sharp County

12728778_499686110192698_7339811239831256647_nAnother Fantastic evening was had by all who attended the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce’s Basketball evening with the Harlem Wizards vs our local hometown Heros the Sharp Shooters.

One can’t even begin to know how many hours went into the planning of this event. It was multi-facited and had many moving parts.

Thanks to Kari Hollis who played conductor. Well done Kari.

To everyone else who played key roles and helped. Well done. To our friends and neighbors who courageously battled the Wizards as the Sharp Shooters. Well done!

New Signage On Main Street

hardysignThe city of Hardy has a brand new sign in place on Main Street! Thanks to our Hardy Advertisement & Promotions for taking a great step forward toward great use of the A&P funds. Great sign to help PROMOTE THE AREA!  Keep up the great work!

Hardy Arkansas Open For Tourist Season

 Come Pause In Hardy, AR for a day, a weekend, or more! With Spring weather arriving so early and Summer just around the corner….all of us are looking for some fun times from the grind of work. Well remember Hardy is a great place to come to for an affordable fun time.

If you enjoy camping, we have a camper park right off of the Main street in Hardy on the Spring River that is open and ready for you. If your into Bed and Breakfast stays, we got that too as well as some great hotels/motels. Now if you have a  larger group or  family, many home rental options are available  in the surrounding area.

Water Main Break On Main Street

HardywatermainCity of Hardy Superintendent Billy Gilbreath did a wonderful job, after a long afternoon of digging up Hardy’s Main St, in order to repair a water main break. By the end of the evening the leak was repaired and the hole closed up and the water back on. It was a long day for every one including Hardy Law enforcement who directed traffic keeping the crew safe.

The Friends of Hardy Arkansas wish to thank everyone who performed beyond compare on this most unusual Good Friday.

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2016 Version Of Forrest Gump Stops In Sharp County On Walk Across America

2558882-HA 2016 version of Forrest Gump stirred up quite a bit of attention last week on his trek through Sharp County. With little more than a tent, a stroller and a trusty companion, David Scopaz, much like Forrest Gump, took off for a walk, not a run …. from his hometown of Quincy, Fla., near Tallahassee.

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