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Jacksonport, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

Christmas Open House Held at Jacksonport State Park

December 4, 2005 -- Posted at 7:44 p.m. CST

 

JACKSONPORT, AR -- The sounds of Christmas are in the air inJackson County where the annual Christmas open house was held to raise money for citizens in the community.

 

The event featured local performers who volunteered their time to sing for the community. “We had many of our community members come out and share their talent with our community through this time of the season which is the Christmas season,” said Margo Uehling of the Iron Mountain Regional Arts Council.

 

The IMRAC contacted the performers and convinced them to perform in this year’s event.

Proceeds from the Christmas open house at Jacksonport State Park will go to benefit Jackson County as well as needy families in the area. “We don't charge for entering this open house and in lieu of that we permit people to bring a food item and that goes to the local needy families in this area,” said Mark Ballard, Superintendent of Jacksonport State Park.

 

Ballard says the support of the community is vital for this event, “I think this is one of our best turnouts... to have this many people here... and we're thankful for that.”

 

Donations from the Christmas open house will go to benefit the learning center in Jackson County and the food donations will be used to make gift baskets for families who need them.

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