Events honoring Memorial Day in Region 8

Things are happening Memorial Day Weekend

Events honoring Memorial Day in Region 8

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -These events are happening this weekend in Region 8:

Monday, May 27

The Craighead County Veterans Monument Foundation will sponsor this year’s Memorial Day ceremony. The Veterans Honor Guard, Sons of the American Revolution Honor Guard, Ladies Auxiliaries and the Sons of Confederate Veterans Honor Guard will be there.

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the Craighead County Courthouse next to the Doughboy Statue at 511 South Main Street in Jonesboro.

How about a picnic? The Harrisburg, Arkansas Lions Club will be hosting a Memorial Day Picnic at the Veterans park in downtown Harrisburg. This event is to honor veterans and those men and women killed in service to their country.

The event will take place from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Menu is pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans.

Prices are $5.00 for pulled pork and a child’s plate with hot dogs is $3.00.

All veterans and their immediate family will eat free.

Veterans Park is located at 117 North Main Street in Harrisburg.

Get fit and give back to the those who have served our country.

Memorial Day Murph will take place at the CrossFit Cathal located at 66 Greene Road 721 in Paragould.

All proceeds will be donated to the local NEA Rivers Of Recovery.

Non-members will be required a $20 fee and sign a release waiver. We will also have a donation bucket for members to chip in.

Lake Ponder is the place to be on Memorial Day. Enjoy the day swimming or kicking back on the beach and listening to good music as a D.J. does their magic.

The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crowley’s Ridge State Park is located at 2092 Highway 168 North in Paragould.

For more information, call 870-573-6571.

How about some crafting? Stop by Davidsonville Historic State Park and participate with park staff in a weaving project.

The event will take place all day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.

Davidsonville Historic State Park is located at 8047 Highway 166 South in Pocahontas.

For more information, call 870-892-4708.

Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt

Put your skills to the test! How about a scavenger hunt in the great outdoors? Head to Crowley’s Ridge State Park for this self-guided event. Search for answers around the park and bring the finished hunt sheet back to the visitor’s center to receive your prize. The game will kick off at 8:00 a.m. and run through 5:00 p.m.

Crowley’s Ridge State Park is located at 2092 Highway 168 North in Paragould.

For more information, call 870-573-6751.

Remembering our Past

The Craft Village will be open for Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday and Monday.

Guests are invited to come out and enjoy the artisan shops with live music and hands on programs.

Craft Village is located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View.

Adult admission is $12, $7 for children 6-12 and 5 and under is free.

A family pass is $29.50.

For more information call 870-269-3854.

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