Entries in Bentonville AR (5)
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|
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 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/