The National Weather Service is apparently cooperating with the last events of the 2012 edition of White Hall's Founders Day celebration, forecasting mostly sunny skies and a high near 92 for Saturday.
The National Weather Service is apparently cooperating with the last events of the 2012 edition of White Hall’s Founders Day celebration, forecasting mostly sunny skies and a high near 92 for Saturday.
With August normally the hottest month of the year and record highs in triple digits during July, members of the White Hall Chamber of Commerce said they have been keeping an eye on the forecast since last Saturday’s Founders Day golf tournament was rained out. The two-man scramble was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Dancin’ In The Streets – the annual street dance – will be held Friday from 7-10 p.m. on Parkway Drive between City Hall and City Park, said Kim Wood. The band Delta Donnie will perform.
Wood said participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Parkway will be blocked off from Anderson Avenue to Church Street starting at 5 p.m. Friday for the dance and to allow vendors to set up their booths and wares. Individuals who want to purchase 2012 Founders Day T-shirts with the theme “I Love This Place” can select between two different color shirts this week at City Hall, Friday at the dance and Saturday at City Park.
The adult size T-shirts cost $15 each for sizes small through large and slightly higher for XL through 3XL. Children’s size shirts will sell for $10.
The Noon Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at City Hall. The cost of the breakfast will be $7.
Stephanie Moreau said the annual parade will assemble at Woodlands Plaza at Sheridan Road and Heartwood Street at 9 a.m. The parade units will travel north on Heartwood to Chipmunk Drive, then turn east to Dollarway Road.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., traveling north to Anderson, then west to City Park before disbanding, said Moreau.
Parade participants have been asked to bring canned and other non-perishable food items for the White Hall Food Bank and wrapped candy and gum to toss to individuals watching the parade.
The “all makes” car show will be held on the parking lot immediately west of City Park, said Chris Clifton, for cars, trucks, dragsters and motorcycles. Clifton can be contacted at (870) 329-1939 for additional details on the show.
He said judging for the car show will begin as soon after 8 a.m. as the last entry is signed up. The entry fee is $25 will go to Make-A-Wish Mid-South.
Bingo, auctions and proceeds from other fund-raising activities will go to Make-A-Wish.
Kay Lynn Johnston more than 20 individuals and groups have been signed up to provide entertainment at City Park, beginning at 11 a.m. Danzsource has signed up six acts.
Doug Scallion, an Elvis Presley impersonator, will perform at City Park from 1:30 to 2 p.m. “to energize the crowd,” she said.
An ice cream eating contest for children will be held from 1-1:30, Johnston added.
Chairman Dan Cook said the golf tournament was rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Arsenal golf course. Because of scheduling conflicts, Cook said four teams have withdrawn, creating vacancies on the tournament roster.
Golfers interested in filling the vacancies should contact Lydia Scholebo at White Hall City Hall, 247-2399, Cook said. The entry fee is $80 per team.
Rick Cooper said Saturday’s cook-off has been cancelled. He explained “a couple of cooking events this weekend that conflicted with ours” reduced the number of available participants.
Vendors, including craftsmen who want to sell their products and political candidates can rent booths for Friday and Saturday at City Hall through Friday.
For additional information, contact the White Hall Chamber of Commerce at (870) 247-5502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.