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Entries in Bentonville AR (5)


A Green Farmers Market in Downtown Bentonville


A few months ago Downtown Bentonville asked me to help them with ideas for a Green Farmers Market day. After a meeting or 2 they they set up a really great event that went really great. The idea was to bring knowledge to the people on different ways to be green in there daily life. My friends at Bike Bentonville where there showing a really cool bike generator. They had a natural gas car sitting next to mine provided by Benton County. They are trying to get more of thes cars and trucks in the area. With all the people that stoped by i know that green education was in the air. Thanks to Downtown Bentonville for haveing me and asking me to help plan this awesome event.


July1st Fridays with a Really BIG Hot Dog!


July is here and that means another great First Fridays! This months theme is Moms, Base Ball and Apple Pie! Daniel of course had on another great costume. He was dressed as a GIANT HOT DOG. He said that it was really HOT to wear. While there I met 2 new friends. Lidia and Kila. They are both new to passing out balloons at 1st Fridays but they did a great job. Thank you to both of them for volunteering at this great event.

The music was great and the contest where fun to watch. Daniel had some great buns and made new friends. This turned out to be an awesome night.

here is the ink tto the pics

June 1st Friday

Bentonville Has Honered Me

A few months ago the City of Bentonville on behalf of the Mayor nominated me for a Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks "Gardenfest Award". I WON the "Longstanding Green Leadership Award"

I am honored and humbled. I want to give a special thanks to Danielle Shasteen, The Mayor and all my other great friends that nominated me. I met most of them when i volunteered for them or with them.

The award itself is a Dogwood Tree and a plaque to be placed in front of it. I unfortunately had to miss the award ceremony but the Gardens have asked me where and when i want my award ceremony. WOW how great is that. So i am planning something BIG! (stay tuned)

BUT until then... They wrote up a great article in the City News Letter about it. This letter is sent out to all the residents in the city. Check out page 7. It actually made me blush a little. Don't worry i blush green! Here is the article (.pdf) Also on a total coincadence 2 of my boys are on the front page of the same letter. On the top of page 1 My sons Jarred and Jaiden are helping cut the ribbon to a new park. Check it all out>>   http://www.bentonvillear.com/docs/admin/newsletters/june_2010.pdf 


Bentonville ArtsFest 2010


Bentonville held its annual ArtsFest on June 11th and 12th. I was asked to be the lead Volunteer for the Artists durring the whole event. It was a hot day but we had a big turn out. The bands and performing groups where great too. I handed out a lot of water and saw a some artists from last year.

This year the Festival gained a new name. Up till now it was called the Art Walk. This year they added a Culinary area and more entertainment. This really made the event a great one all around. The art was amazing.


The link to the event catalog http://www.downtownbentonville.org/artsfest

Here is a link to a great write up on the whole event http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/293341

Link to the Flickr photo stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecogeeco/sets/72157624295068416/


A Magical 1st Fridays and the 5k Race

I was at the June 1st Fridays in beautiful Downtown Bentonville on the Square. It was a sunny day and that meant a LOT of people came out. I handed out a lot of balloons too. Walmart also had its Shareholders meeting this week. With all the assoc, from around the world in town some of the bus loads came to the square to join in the fun. Walmart held its first Shareholders 5K race. They had over 250 people sign up. I helped out a little with the start of the race too.

While I was at the event i watched a great Close-up Illusionist by the name of T. Sebastian Essex. He does a great Ball & Cup illusion! For the finale he needed help from an audience member. He chose me to help him out. I helped him put on a real straight jacket. I belted him in the jacket but i wasn't sure how to do the belt between his legs? I think I slowed him down with that part. Im Sorry for that part but he still was able to get out! Great job to! All in all everyone had a lot of fun during these 2 wonderful events!

If your in the N W Arkansas area and want a great Close-Up Illusionist I would highly recommend this guy. You can contact him at sebastianessex @ hotmail.com (put it all together without the spaces) or hit his Myspace page http://myspace.com/sebastianessex

Check out all the pics of the event and see me get Mr Essex get stuck in a Straight Jacket! Well just for a minute anyway.