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Chamber Talks Cruise Night


The Mansfield Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, August 1 at noon. President Mike Gipson recapped the last two sponsored events, including the Mayor’s 5k Fun Run and the Fourth of July fireworks show.

Gipson expressed his gratitude to all those who helped make them a success. Businesses included Today’s Bank, Chambers Bank, Farmers Bank, Walters, Gaston, Allison and Parker Attorneys at Law, Duck’s Body Shop and Robert Bearden Properties. Individuals included Trent and Wendy Hayslip, Jason and Leslie Baggett, John and Angela Byers, Matthew Nichols, Eva Rainwater, Sue Moore and Sharon McDaniel.

Also volunteering their time and services were members of the Mansfield Fire Department: Chief Michael Smith, Albert Haysmer, and Jason Teague. Neighboring Huntington Fire was also in attendance with Duane Logsdon and Mayor Gary Lawrence.

Lastly, Mansfield Mayor Buddy Black and representatives from the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce worked to ensure that a good time was had by all. The Chamber purchases the fireworks annually, and this year’s show cost nearly $4,000.

Every penny that is either donated, paid through membership or generated through fundraisers make these events possible.

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at the Mansfield City Lake Park. The second annual Kid’s Fishing Derby will begin at 8 a.m. There will be plaques awarded to three age categories. Merchants Jamie Johnson and Timmy Tom’s Jig Company are donating giveaways. The event is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Then, the members discussed an inaugural event planned for this October. Cruise Night is scheduled for October 5 from 3-9 p.m. More plans will be announced at the next meeting. Currently there are plans to hold a car show, provide live music and have food available.

To wrap up the end of the year, the Chamber will once again sponsor the tree lighting ceremony on December 6, and on December 7, the town’s Christmas parade.

Be watching for more details on further events and details following next month’s meeting.

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