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Arkansas Agriculture Department & Farm Credit announce Arkansas Grown School Gardens of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Among 28 school garden contestants from across Arkansas, four have been chosen as Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest winners. School garden criteria included any Arkansas school, grades pre-K-12, with a working school garden during the 2014-2015 school year with photo or video documentation of garden activities. 

Winning schools from Marion, Madison, Pulaski, and Hot Spring Counties are as follows:

·         Overall School Garden Winner: Yellville-Summit Schools, Yellville

·         Best Nutrition Education Based School Garden: Kingston School, Kingston (near Jasper)

·         Best Environmental Based Education School Garden: Forest Park Elementary School, Little Rock

Central Park Fusion Cuisine hosts HS Wine & Food Fest

Central Park Fusion Cuisine hosts HS Wine & Food Fest

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Central Park Cuisine will host the Hot Springs Wine & Food Fest Saturday.

The festival is the leading fundraiser for Project HOPE Food Bank, with a goal of raising money to fight food insecurity in the community. 

The event will be held on October 17 at Central Park Fusion Cuisine.  Doors open at 2 p.m. with gourmet hors d'oevre prepared by Chef Matt Fuller and pared with fine wines.  There will also be live music and a silent auction. 

All proceeds from the silent auction, raffle and table sponsorships will benefit the food bank.

“Our first event was a wonderful success and the proceeds fed many in our community that would have otherwise gone hungry” said Food Bank Director Ted Thompson.

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The world’s largest manufacturer of rubber bands is hosting an event on October 2 in celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

The Alliance Rubber Company is giving the public a chance to see the inner-workings of manufacturing. During the event, sixth graders from Fountain Lake School will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn about manufacturing and hear about career opportunities in the manufacturing field.

The students will arrive at 9 a.m. on Friday to the Alliance Rubber Company facility located at 210 Carpenter Dam Road in Hot Springs.

Amy Fecher, deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will be one of the speakers during the event, and Assistant Hot Springs Mayor Rick Ramick will be in attendance. 

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - United Way of Garland County is hosting a Zombie Fun Run 5K on October 31, 2015 at Cedar Glades Park located at 461 Wildcat Road.

The Fun Run is sponsored by Shop Oh Snap! Boutique, Bennett’s Auto Service, FBC Fitness and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. The route will involve a few walls to climb over, a log to jump over, zombies to avoid and a variety of elevations.

Early registration is $25 per person and ends on September 30, 2015. Late registration will end October 28, 2015 and is $30 per person. The check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first 250 who register will receive a goody bag and a t-shirt.

Prior to the race, the Hot Springs Beauty College will do zombie make-up for $5.00 per person. However, if an individual has their make-up done by the HSBC then they will be excluded from the costume contests.

Malvern Chamber breakfast at College of the Ouachitas

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Malvern Chamber of Commerce will host a member breakfast on Thursday. 

The chamber invites all members to join them at the College of the Ouachitas at 8 a.m. for a breakfast catered by Jimmy's Family Restaurant. 

Tony Gatlin, owner of Strictly Art Photography, will be giving a personal experience presentation starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until 11 a.m. 

Courtesy of Farmer's Bank &Trust, all of the food will be provided at no cost to the members and guests.


Roller Coaster Race Coming to Magic Springs on Oct. 17

Roller Coaster Race Coming to Magic Springs on Oct. 17

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Roller Coaster Race announced that registration is now open for its original-concept race coming to Magic Springs in Hot Springs, Ark. on Saturday, October 17.

The race takes place on the second weekend of “Magic Screams,” the park’s Halloween-themed event, and marks Roller Coaster Race’s sixth and final event of its 2015 season.

Magic Springs presents first Hispanic headliner on September 6

Magic Springs presents first Hispanic headliner on September 6

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -  Magic Springs Water & Theme Park will present its first Hispanic headliner during a summer concert in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Sunday, September 6 the accordion musical act “Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon,” one the most popular norteño groups, is set to perform live at the Timberwood Amphitheater.

“We’re excited to present “Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon,” in addition to an opportunity for hundreds of families to explore all our water and theme park has to offer. We’ll have dancers, Mariachi Band and other special activities to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month,” says Steve Honeycutt, General Manager of Magic Springs. “For one special price Arkansans and visitors can enjoy both parks and watch as the band transforms the stage into a grand fiesta in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.”