On May 12th, Heber Springs’ hometown radio station, 101.9 The Lake, kicked off summer with their Lake Block Party for the community. Members in the community came out to downtown Heber Springs and enjoyed free food, popsicles, games, and live music from the band Just Sayin’, who played hits from the 70’s and 80’s on the Jayson Jones Ford stage. The Lake wanted to use the Block Party to raise money through donations for two local non profits in Cleburne County, Single Parent Scholarship and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).
Local businesses supplied free food and games for all who came. First Security Bank and First Arkansas Bank and Trust battled it out on the grills again to see who could give away more hamburgers or hotdogs. First National Bank brought baggo for people to play and personalized cookies and cupcakes. They also matched all donations that were given at their booth. Sartain Animal Care Clinic had a Teddy Bear Clinic where kids could adopt a stuffed animal or bring their sick or injured friend to Dr. Sartain to be patched up and taken care of. Automotive Collision Specialist brought out a customized remote control cooler filled with popsicles and supplied a bounce house for the kids to enjoy. Studio C Salon painted countless faces with everything from flowers and animals to full face superheroes. FL Davis brought out their signature free popcorn for everyone and Angie Collins with Shelter Insurance supplied water for all and a frisbee and basketball game. The Cleburne County Library sent out the Cat and the Hat to give out their upcoming summer reading program to families. Kids and adults alike had a blast on Steve Landers Cowboy Chevrolet Buick GMC’s mechanical bull. The Lake’s Block Party was also sponsored by The Heber Springs A & P Commission, Jayson Jones Ford,
FL Davis, and Steve Landers Cowboy Chevrolet Buick GMC.
“I thought the turnout was great again! After talking to First Security and FABT, I was surprised that the Lake Block Party fed over 900 people. We were so thrilled to be able to raise money for two great organizations in Cleburne County again this year. CASA and Single Parent Scholarship does a lot for our community and we wanted to help their cause. We have been continually blessed by the community over the past two years and the Lake crew couldn’t wait to give back to the community again this year.” Ali Sugg, owner of 101.9 The Lake, wanted to bring the community together again for lots of fun and to raise money. The Block Party brought out over 1,000 people and raised close to $3,500 for Single Parent Scholarship and CASA.