Gravette Day was a success!
This Year's Theme:
"122 Years & Growing!"
In this, our 122nd birthday as a city, we would like to honor all the hard working LOCAL FARMERS and THEIR FAMILIES.
There are four separate contests on for this year’s Gravette Day:
□ Pretty Baby Girl or Boy, birth to 23 Months Old
□ Tiny Tot Girl or Boy, 2 – 6 Years Old
□ Miss Gravette Teen Girl, 13 – 16 Years Old
□ Miss Gravette Girl, 17 – 21 Years Old
Parade / Float Entries:
Exactly what is a 'float' in a parade?
Every year on Gravette day, the community comes together in so many different ways.
The centerpiece of that community gathering is the parade!
Local businesses and organizations enter their creatively designed 'floats' into the parade and there is a competition (of sorts) featuring special recognition for the best float.
BEST is judged by which float sends a positive message and is the most clever metaphor or tribute to our annual theme: "122 Years & GROWING!"
This year, if you are interested in celebrating with us and would like to promote your organization while showing your appreciation for OUR LOCAL FARMING COMMUNITY, then start thinking about your float…
Event Linup & Details:
Round Pen Demonstrations With Nathania McKenzie:
Nathania is a 16 year old member of the Gravette Future Farmers of America and also a very active member in both the American Quarter Horse Youth Association, and the Benton County Horsemanship 4-H club. She competes in speech competitions, horse judging and is currently competing in an AQHYA horse training competition called the Young Horse Development Program. In the future she hopes to also compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover training event and also the Road to the Horse training event. Nathania has been riding since she could sit up and training her own horses since she was 11. She believes in being patient, but also firm with a horse to get the best response.
In this round pen demonstration Nathania will show basic horsemanship training skills as well as show ways to communicate with a horse and get the results. She will demonstrate basic maneuvers on the ground and while riding. Some of these maneuvers consist of lounging for respect, sensitizing/desensitizing, backing and controlling every part of the horse’s body. Nathania hopes to see many of you there and ready to learn!
Shave It For The Seniors:
***In order to pledge to the SHAVE IT FOR SENIORS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you for payment.
More info on Disc Golf in general can be found HERE.
Throw Down At Old Town:
The “Glow Round” is but one feature of the “Throw Down At Old Town”. In addition to welcoming people who just want to come enjoy the music and dancing, the “Glow Round” is an opportunity for people to play recreational Disc Golf at night with the help of LED lit discs and course. There is no entry fee and discs will be available for people to use at the event. The course and “pole holes” will be illuminated with lighting that should turn the entire park into a magical place! The entire Old Town Park will be alive with music and recreation! Children of all ages are welcome to come for the dancing, glow round, or simply to enjoy the atmosphere! Food and libation will be available for purchase. Lawn chairs are welcome.
More info on the band at the Throw Down:
Some of the food choices:
Fire Station 29 will service the Throw Down At Old Town.
Brisket sandwiches and other smoked meats, as well as several beer choices.
Deep South Bar-B-Que will serve at Kindley Park (more details about specific offerings to follow…)
Grand Marshal Dr. Marion Harris: