The Ozark Visual Art showcase took place today on Saturday, October 19, 2013, it lasted from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Those who attended this wonderful free display had the opportunity to see some wonderful local works of art form area artist.
This was the Fourth show and sale at the old gymnasium in downtown Hardy, Ar. Items that were on display as well as for sale included beautiful glass art, jewelry, paintings, gourd art, photography, pottery and more were viewable.
Additionally, art demonstrations took place throughout the day up on the stage as well. Our area has some wonderful artist and we look forward to the next Art Show.
The tradition will continue as scheduled on Halloween in Hardy, Arkansas! The location from the Hardy gym will change to down on Historic Main Street. Merchants and private citizens are invited to set up their Spook-tacular displays to the delight of everyone.
It’s easy to participate, just bring your car and your kids and treats on Main Street for a fun filled night.
Park your car, open and decorate your trunk, and sit on your lawn chairs while you watch your child trick or treat from car to car, while you hand out candy to those visiting your car!
“We are ready to shop.” This was the consensus among the large group of primarily women who visited Hardy from several of the States Department of Parks and Tourism Visitor Centers offices on a familiarization tour hosted by the Ozarks Gateway Tourist Council. The group was welcomed Sept. 26 at the Old Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast in Hardy before hitting the streets to enjoy the local shops. The event was held last week and was sponsored by the Ozarks Gateway Tourism Council.
Adam Davis, President of the Ozarks Gateway Tourist Council led the group to the welcome reception from Mammoth Spring.
After months of planning and work, the Spring River Paramedic and Ambulance Service and the city of Hardy have finally accomplished a long time goal — setting up an ambulance base in Hardy to be able to respond more quickly to emergencies. The ambulance station, originally based in Ozark Acres, has moved to its new Hardy location two doors down from city hall.
The ambulance service is sharing a building with the Hardy Fire Department. The ambulance space includes garage space for two ambulances, an office, common room downstairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
A locally produced and recorded television show highlighting Spring River and the surrounding area will begin airing in three major markets beginning June 8.
Spring River Scene and show sponsor, FNBC, will host the first viewing of this innovative show on Thursday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m .at the FNBC Ash Flat main branch. Created by longtime entertainment professional Doug Deforest, Spring River Scene is a light-hearted information-filled 30-minute look at the entertainment, people, businesses and places that make up the vibrant landscape of the Spring River area. With co-host and newcomer Jamie Allyn, this talk show format program was filmed inside the showroom of Forschler Home Center in Ash Flat, in front of a live studio audience. It will be aired in three major markets beginning June 8 and 9: Little Rock station KASN at 6 a.m. Saturdays, Memphis, Tenn., station WPTY at 2:30 a.m. Sundays, and Springfield station KOZL at 6:30 a.m. Sundays.
Main Street of Hardy, the non-profit group which works to preserve and promote historic Main Street, has acquired the Biggers building on the northeast corner of Spring and Main Streets. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
Main Street Secretary/Treasurer Marcia Weaver said, “This is going to be our Main Street of Hardy headquarters. The plan is to utilize the beautiful upstairs for our offices, and open the main level for a community event center, so other organizations can hold their meetings, conferences or other events here.” The building will allow Main Street of Hardy to begin a Bingo Night it has been planning. “Eventually, we want to put a kitchen in as well. There are already remnants of a kitchen, and we plan to use it for concessions,” Weaver said.
The Friends Of Hardy Arkansas have been formally acknowledged in the area’s local newspaper, The Villager . In a front page article, our “civic” group was recognized for its gift of the signs in Hardy Arkansas.
At the June 4, 2013 City Council meeting we were happy to let the city know we had completed the installation of the signs we had offered to the city for the empty poles in the parking lots and in Dr. Thompsons park as well. The quality and workmanship by Signs by Rick were exceptional as we knew they would be.
This years summer reading program is called, “Dig into Reading,” and will run from July 2 to July 25. Children ages 5 to 7 will meet every Tuesday during this time from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and children ages 8 – 12 will meet every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Note: The first 8-13 ages group will meet for the first time on July 5th Friday because of the 4th of July). You may register by calling 856-3934 or by stopping by the library.
We are excited and happy to see the signage up just in time for the beginning of Tourist season in Hardy, Ar. We appreciate the hard work put in by Rick at Signs by Rick as well as everyone who helped by supporting our fund-raising efforts through the Friends Of Hardy Arkansas group.
We hope that this forward step of “Unity” in our community will continue to inspire others to volunteer for events, and other areas that can use help in Hardy, AR. As a group working together we can do almost anything once we all put our minds to it!
Can YOU name a family who can say they’ve made music with Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green, The Bee Gees, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Isaac Hayes, Craig Morgan, Donny and Marie Osmond, Tim McGraw, Neil Diamond, Conway Twitty, , Kenny Rogers, The Commodores, Dolly Parton and many, many more?
Since the early 1930’s, The Rhodes Show, (Originating with Slim, Speck, Dusty and Bea Rhodes) has entertained audiences nationwide.