The Rotary Club held the first annual Angler’s Expo at the Heber Springs Community Center this past weekend.
The Rotary Club held the first annual Angler’s Expo at the Heber Springs Community Center this past weekend. The event kicked off Friday with seminars, booths, and vendors and was in full swing for the all day extravaganza on Saturday, which included an appearance by Willie Edwards and Junior Edwards of Swamp People, which airs on The History Channel.
Fishing seminars were given inside the Community Center on tips, tricks, and some of the fishing gems we have in the Greers Ferry Lake. Seminars conducted by Allen Goodwin, Jarad Roper, Cody Smith, and Arkansas Game & Fish were among those available to attendees.
Visitors inside the Community Center were also treated to a host of booths and vendors with displays ranging from hunting experts to bed sheets. Visitors were also given information and encouraged to sign a petition regarding the possible closing of the Fish Hatchery. The Sun-Times will report more on this issue in the Friday, April 4th, edition.
Outside the Community Center, the parking lot was full of food and other treats for visitors to enjoy on a sunny spring day. The ever-popular climbing wall was on hand for the enjoyment of the kids, provided by our own National Guard. The kids were also able to take part in a pond pro fishing event in the parking lot. Eagle Ridge Saw works not only displayed many of their fine works, but also had a chainsaw artist actively sculpting for spectators.
“We excited about the attendance and support,” said Rotarian Mark Johnson. “The monies that we raise will go to pay for scholarships at our four area high schools.”