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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Saturday packed with events in Cleburne

  • Cleburne residents looking for something to do this weekend have a variety of events taking place on Saturday.
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  • Cleburne residents looking for something to do this weekend have a variety of events taking place on Saturday.
     
    Kicking off the eventful day at 8am will be the Cash Dash at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs.  Cash Dash is being held to benefit the Heber Springs Humane Society.  A 5k fun run will start the event, which will be immediately followed by a 1k Dog Race (humans included).  Those interested in participating in the Dog Race mush have a 6ft or less leach for their dog.
     
    If early morning exercise isn’t your thing, or even if you’re ready for more after the Cash Dash, you can head on out to Quitman for the 2013 Quitman Fest.  Quitman Fest will be taking place at the Quitman Sports Complex at 100 Sports Complex Drive behind Dollar General from 9am to 8pm.  There will be a $2 admission at the gates.  Festivities at the event include inflatables for the kids, an arts & craft show (9am-8pm), and a Car Show & Shine (9am-1pm).  New to the festival this year is the Burn Out Contest, which begins at 2pm.  “I think this year the Burn Out is our best drawing card,” said Quitman Mayor Cyndi Kerr. “Poppa Phil's Service Station is helping us promote it by offering a deal. For $10 they will put old tires on your car for the competition then put your original tires back on. So for $30, $20 being entry and $10 use of old tires a person can enter into competition without damaging their own tires. Changing out of tires is not required.” The Old Timer’s ball game will kick of at 6pm and local favorite “Imagine That” will be performing between 4:30-6 and 7-8.
     
    Weather abruptly caused the cancellation of the first scheduling of the SK8 for Freedom event, but organizer Barbara Owens of Teen Recruiters has brought the event back on track and it is scheduled to be held Saturday evening at Spring Park in Heber Springs from 7-10pm.  The event is being held to call attention to the issue of sex trafficking and will include BMX riding, skateboarding, beat boxing, and concerts, including country artist Vanessa Winter.
     
    Whether you decide to pick your favorite or attend them all, Cleburne County is hopping with activity for the fourth weekend in a row, offering residents ongoing fun for everyone.
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