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Festivities Coming Up in Texarkana
Texarkana is a city in eastern Texas, with a twin city across the border in Arkansas. Spring Lake Park has playgrounds, walking trails and sports fields. The 19th-century Ace of Clubs House, now a museum, is shaped like a playing-card club. Interactive children’s exhibits at Discovery Place include a sound wall and general store. Built in 1924, the Italian Renaissance–style Perot Theatre hosts musicals and concerts. If you are looking for things to do just click the link and it will take you to a page showing all the upcoming festivities. https://texarkana.org/visit/festivals/
Festivities Coming Up in Jefferson
Jefferson is a pedestrian community. A resident or visitor can walk to banks, restaurants, coffee shops, governmental offices, museums, antique shops, bars and parks in an intimate riverfront setting. The City of Jefferson is located in East Texas where it’s always perfect for a weekend get-a-way, a honeymoon spot, romantic weddings, meetings, retreats, or a one-day family outing. For upcoming events in Jefferson, click the link. https://www.jefferson-texas.com/events/#!calendar
Festivities Coming Up in Nashville
Nashville, AR is located in Howard County at the base of the Ouachita foothills, around 130 miles from the city of Little Rock. One of the largest dinosaur trackways in the world was discovered a few miles from town. The town was once a major center for peach trade in the state. Click the link below to show a list of upcoming events in Nashville. https://www.nashvillear.com/attractions/upcoming-events/
National Work Zone Awareness Week
Be alert when traveling through work zones
NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.
Summer and fall are the peak seasons for road construction. Road work can be a very dangerous occupation as motor vehicles speed by, often in excess of posted speed limits, with drivers distracted and not focused on the road around them.
HOW TO OBSERVE
When driving, be alert to signs that a construction zone is ahead. Follow the directions on any signs to stop, merge or slow down. Watch for flag persons who will direct you through work zones.
Veteran Chili Cook-Off
Chris Jennings with one of the Veterans at the cook-off!
The Texarkana Area Veterans Council hosted its 19th annual Veterans Benefit Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on February 16th, 2018 at Texarkana College.
Admission to the cook-off was $6, which allowed each ticketed customer to taste all the available chili entries.
Proceeds went toward assisting local veterans and buying a transport van to take veterans to local and area medical care clinics and hospitals.
The council has two transport vans, and volunteer drivers are needed to take veterans to medical visits at the local veterans outpatient clinic, in the 900 block of Realtor Road in Texarkana, Ark.
All area chili cooks participating in the cook off competed for first, second and third-place trophies in three categories: business, civic group and individual. There was also a "People's Choice" award and a "Best Presentation" award. Winners will be chosen by the public.
Your local SERVPRO of Texarkana won first place in the business division.
Veterans Council Chili Cook Off
Some of our team with our trophy for our House Fire Chili!
18th Annual Veterans Council Chili Cook Off
In early February, we had the pleasure of attending the 18th annual Veteran Council Chili cook off that was held at Texarkana Community College. This was our second year to participate in this event. Last year we were awarded 1st place in the chili cook off. This year we ended up placing 3rd. We were very honored to still be ranked for our House Fire Chili. We are so happy we got to be a part of this event and love celebrating our Veterans. Everyone did a fantastic job and the chili was wonderful!
What’s the money used for?
Funds from the event went to be used to purchase a new van to transport local veterans to the VA medical center in Shreveport, LA. and to the local VA clinic in Texarkana. The funds were also used to assist local veterans and their families. We love being able to support our local veterans. Thanks to everyone who came out and tried our chili! Come see us next year and try our great House Fire Chili.