61st Annual White River Water Carnival Underway - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Batesville, AR -- Kathy Morris Reports

61st Annual White River Water Carnival Underway

August 6, 2004 -- Posted at: 10:45p.m. CDT

BATESVILLE, AR - The beginnings of the White River Water Carnival were national boat races and beauty pageants. Years later, the races are gone, and food, fun and family activities have been added.

This year, freedom and family members who have made sacrifices took center stage on Friday night. A Salute to Our Troops dedication was held. Mike Low, whose daughter, Sarah Low, died when American Airlines Flight #11 crashed into the World Trade Center, was the featured speaker.

Another huge attraction is the chance to win 1 of 5 Dinner for Two tickets to dine with NASCAR driver Mark Martin. The final auction for those chances will be held August 7th at 6:30pm.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:25:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:48:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

  • Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:26:48 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:05:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

  • Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:35:05 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:47:09 GMT

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

Powered by Frankly