Main Street Hardy
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!
Sixty years to today is a long time, but you can now enjoy a beer or some wine at a Hardy restaurant right on Main Street. The Pig and Whistle restaurant owned by Philip and Rebecca Ashcroft recently decided to opt for the private club license prior to the new law passage on alcohol sales in Sharp County. We chose to apply for a private club license, so that we weren’t really dependent on the vote that went through recently,” owner Philip Ashcroft said. Remember don’t think that you will have any problem becoming a member, all you have to do is basically just sign your name when you come in.
“Main Street Singer Search” Is a professionally produced singing contest and the winner will win a $5000 Recording Package sponsored by Lake Paradise Recording Studio consisting of a fully mastered fully produced two song CD recording session with a complete professional recording package including industry consultation & career guidance. This is a state of the art recording studio with producers – session musicians – engineers and backup singers. The winner will also receive a CD Release Party at: Words & After Words!
ANYONE CAN ENTER!
ALL SINGERS MUST PRE-REGISTER! Registration is $25 per singer.
I am criticized and accused of “not Liking someone” or “picking on them” when all I want is some action for the money we pay Main Street. No more than I would expect from any business that I pay money to. -Mayor Thornton
The City of Hardy pays them to do a job and if you will read their mission you will see that it is what they are all about. Economic dev, etc for downtown areas. – Mayor Thornton
You have all the amenities that a city needs, water, sewer, trash, streets, none of those are failing and I am in charge of those so what needs to be done? I challenge you to start a merchants association and to keep it running more than a year. -Mayor Thornton
This is even more important because the Main Street Of Hardy, Inc. program’s 2011 budget was once again cut by the City! Remember, our area also has an A&P committee. The business leaders of the community, must come together and present a thought out marketing plan to the A&P Committee, a plan that will work for the purpose that A&P was established for – ATTRACT TOURISM to our area. If we do not attend meetings and get heard by them, they will continue to spend in ways that we believe have not been successful. Currently, there is no marketing plan for the City of Hardy, but there is plenty of money to create one.
We are excited and happy to announce that the official Main Street Organization – Main Street Of Hardy, Inc which is part of the Main Street Arkansas program has announced that they are now officially online at their new website address located at www.mainstreethardyarkansas.org. This is the one and only official website address for the local Main Street Program. If you are not sure what the benefits and purpose of this important organization is, we hope you take the time to visit their website and learn more about them.
Today at Dr. Thompson’s Park the Boy Scouts came out along with the Main Street of Hardy, Inc organization along with other members of the community and the Friends of Hardy folks to help put up Christmas lights to decorate the park. It was a wonderful time for all on this cool crisp morning. Everyone worked together in the spirit of Christmas. This type of unity is what we all enjoy seeing! When everyone, children, adults, all have a common goal and set their minds to it, then anything is possible. This is what makes Hardy the place it has always been and will always be! Happy holidays to each and everyone, enjoy Thanksgiving and please come stop by Main Street to look at the beautiful Christmas decorations each evening as they are turned on. This will surely help get you in the Christmas spirit. Be sure to stop by the local stores on Main Street too. We are sure you will find some wonderful gifts for your family and friends. When you take the time to “pause” in Hardy, you will feel the beauty and the magic of our beautiful town!
We are excited to present to you our viewers our newly designed website. It offers a new bright fresh look to go along with what we call, our new direction. What this means is the focus of the Main Street Hardy Online website will in essence get back to basics. This basic is the promotion of our precious Main Street District of Hardy, Arkansas.
This Labor Day weekend is a huge success for Hardy Arkansas. Main Street Hardy is the sponsor of the big Labor Day Weekend Junk-n-Jam event in Loberg Park this saturday…today. Volunteers started setting up the event on Friday evening and completed the set up Saturday morning…long before sunrise. The organization provided sausage biscuits to the early participants at no cost to the vendors. There were over 40 registered vendors and at least 6 morning arrivals giving the event more vendors than previous years. This is the 3rd Junk-n-Jam event for Main Street and by far the largest. The weather today is spectacular, cool morning and mild day brought out the people…in droves. The music is ongoing all day and the food and beverages were/are outstanding. Thanks to all who came out and supported Main Street and an even bigger thank you to the people who came out and enjoyed the event and bought from the vendors…see you again in the near future. Please keep abreast of what Main Street has going on at www.mainstreethardy.com/mainstreet.
The City Council of Hardy Arkansas announced in their regular city council meeting that the installation of the new poles for the soon to be made signs have been placed to help those driving into our city realize that additional parking is available toward the railroad tracks side of Main Street.
It was discussed that as soon as funding through A & P is available they would be looking into purchasing the actual signs to be place on the newly installed poles.
We hope this will help those looking for parking when the Main Street is full, will turn to park instead of driving through our city without stopping.