Last week's filming of the documentary about Arkansas Legends including the Gurdon Light went well.
Last week's filming of the documentary about Arkansas Legends including the Gurdon Light went well. Independent filmmakers Amy and Jason Mansfield made the project fun. We filmed at The Market On Main, the Gurdon Light storefront next door, the mural and on the trail to the Gurdon Light.
Besides the Mansfields and myself, Russell Butler and Chance Russell relayed their experiences while viewing the light. The film we be submitted to PBS for an October air date if all goes well. The Fouke Monster and White River Monster will round out the three legends featured in the film.
On a side note: I've been working for over a year with some great people on a proper Gurdon Light Trail. If the plan comes to fruition, I will be sure to let you know.
The Gurdon Pee Wee Football players and cheerleaders held a car wash fundrasier last weekend. My dog, Spot and I stopped by to make a donation. The little cheerleaders took a shine to Spot and the dog patiently stood still as the little girls gave her a bath. It was a lot of fun. Those are some great kids and parents. It looks like this will be the year that the teams will play some games on the new field at the park. Local welder, David Williams plans to have the goal posts completed by football season.
As a board member of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority, I look forward to our quarterly meeting this week. One of our focuses will be the rail line to the Sun Bio Tech facility. This is an exciting time for our area.
Also this week I will meet at The Market On Main with April Campbell, a Community Development Specialist with the Arkansas Institute of Economic Development at University of Arkansas Little Rock. This will be the first of what I hope will be many meetings. It will be an honor to team with her and have the resources of UALR in our corner as we work to better our community.