White Hall set to celebration during Founders Day

White Hall will applaud a anniversary of a initial this weekend with an annual whack that draws hundreds into City Park.

Sing, sing, sing

Instead of a unison this year during Founders Day, a White Hall Chamber of Commerce is hosting a talent contest, “White Hall Got Talent Y’all,” that mimics a top-rated summer foe array “America’s Got Talent.” The eventuality kicks off during 7 p.m. Saturday during a John Terry Amphitheater.

Jodie Jolly, who is organizing a talent uncover with Kim Scallion, pronounced their tiny city chronicle of a foe array will not differ from a inhabitant show. Acts from White Hall and surrounding areas will contest for a grand esteem of $3,000.

“So distant we have singers, pianist, hula hoop, trios and batons. we am still anticipating for a comedian and heat breather,” Jolly said. “We wish all acts from everywhere — this is a family eventuality for everybody not only White Hall.”

Jolly pronounced she thinks a talent uncover will assistance boost a assemblage for a Founder’s Day Festival since people will uncover adult to support their family members who are performing, contra in years past when they would horde a unison during a park and a assemblage didn’t clear a vast volume of income that was spent to put on a show.

Glow Walk

At 8 p.m. Friday, a family fun walk, or “Glow Walk,” will be hold during a White Hall City Park in and with Founders Day festivities. A news recover said, “Wear your best ‘glow attire’ to assistance light adult White Hall. The initial 250 walkers will accept a heat in a dim necklace or bracelet. Movies in a park will follow a event.”

No registration is required, though participants are speedy to move a can or boxed food object for a internal food pantry.

Bring a bib

The Fourth Annual “Good Ole Boys” Back Yard BBQ Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday during 101 Parkway Drive. Setup runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. A cooks assembly will be hold during 6 p.m. Friday, and duck wing spin in runs from 7:30-8 p.m. Friday.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. on Saturday is duck spin in time. Rib spin in time is from 12:30-1:05 p.m. Saturday. Dessert spin in is from 11 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. Saturday. People’s Choice is from 1:05-3 p.m. Saturday, and a awards rite starts during 6 p.m. Entry price is $125.

For a chicken-wings-only competition, a entrance price is $50. In conjunction, a Second Annual “Good Ole Boys” Last Chance Steak Cook-Off will be hold Saturday as well. Steak cooks set adult runs from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, with a cooks assembly scheduled for 9 a.m.

The SCA beef spin in runs from 2:30-3 p.m. The awards rite starts during 6 p.m. Steaks will be supposing by a organizer, and a beef champion will be invited to contest during a SCA Steak World Championship on Oct. 28 in Fort Worth, Texas. Entry price is $100.

Prizes for a chicken, ribs and SCA beef cook-offs are: First place, $2,000; second place, $1,000; third place $750; fourth place, $500; fifth place, $300; sixth place, $200; seventh place, $100. Prizes for a duck wing cook-off are: First place, $750; second place, $250; third place, $100. People’s Choice prizes are: First place, $500; second place, $250; third place, $100. Dessert prizes are: First place, $150; second place $100; third place, $50. Best of Show esteem is $500.

Details: White Hall Chamber of Commerce (870) 247- 5502.

Parade sum

The annual Founders Day march starts during 10 a.m. Saturday. The march will run along Dollarway Road from a White Hall Post Office and spin toward a City Park. Participants are urged to move bags of candy to chuck from floats.

Details: Joe Spadoni during (870) 543-0587.

Extra syrup, greatfully

The White Hall Noon Lions Club will again unite a annual pancake breakfast in and with White Hall Founders Day. The pancake breakfast will be from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, during White Hall City Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults (all we can eat), $5 for ages 3-10, and giveaway for children underneath 3. Tickets are accessible from any member of a White Hall Noon Club or during a door.

City history

According to a Encyclopedia of Arkansas, in 1913, a Arkansas State Legislature upheld Act 164, a General Assembly Road Improvement District 4 Bill, permitting Jefferson County to lift a special taxation for a construction of a Dollarway Road, a initial petrify highway in Arkansas.

On Jul 14, 1964, White Hall was incorporated, and 24 possibilities ran for 7 metropolitan seats.

The initial mayor was W. F. “Jack” Moody. Because of a extensive wartime expansion of a Pine Bluff Arsenal — that began construction on Dec 4, 1941, only 3 days before a Japanese pounded Pearl Harbor, Hawaii — and a construction of a multi-million dollar incinerator to destroy World War II poisonous agents and haughtiness gas, White Hall became one of a state’s 10 fastest-growing cities. Its median family income was good above average, as indicated by a 2010 census.

With a National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), determined in Jan 1971 and located 8 miles north of a White Hall on Arkansas 365 North, White Hall has continued to knowledge fast expansion and mercantile development.

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