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RKids Corner-Christmas Edition!

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By Tammy Moore Teague
RKids Corner is a community hub for all types of kid and family-friendly events and activities in the Waldron, Mansfield, Huntington, Hartford and Hackett areas. We welcome your submissions and suggestions! Please feel free to submit them –HERE

  1. Dalton’s Place in Waldron will be hosting a coloring contest with four different age groups, starting November 9 – November 29. The age groups are 2-4 yrs, 5-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs, and 13-17 years. You can pick up a coloring page from the front desk at Dalton’s Place.
  2. Snowman Building Contest at Sharla’s Selectables located at 3496 Hwy. 71 N. Waldron, AR. November 15-December 15. The snowman can be made out of anything and be any size. It will be judged on creativity, originality and overall awesomeness! It’s free to enter and for all ages. Can be done alone or as a group. You can build and setup in the parking lot of Sharla’s Selectables before December 10. Prizes are $75 for first, $50 for second and popular vote and $25 for third place. Popular voting will be done by the public during business hours at Sharla’s Selectables from December 11-14. For more information or to register, call or text Sarah Davis at 479-227-0041 or Sharla Pennington at 479-227-0740. It’s gonna be SNOW much fun!
  3. Santa will be at Sunbuddies in Mansfield on Saturday November 24 to visit with the kids and will also be handing out goodie bags. Sunbuddies is located 1901 Hwy. 71 E.,  Mansfield.
  4. Lights on the Island Wister Lake State Park, Wister Lake Quarry Island. Starts November 16-December 25. There will be some old favorites with bright new ones. Come out and enjoy the display!
  5. Trail of Lights at Bell Park in Greenwood- November 23 through December 26.
  6. Hodo’s Christmas Light Show-1205 Woodland Creek Circle in Van Buren. Free admission, begins November 22 at dusk.
  7. Christmas Winter Wonderland, 7300 Wells Lake Road, Chaffee Crossing, Fort Smith. Large indoor walk-through attraction for the entire family. Pictures with Santa, indoor train rides, stories from Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, Elsa and Anna. Takes you back into time with childhood memories! Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Adults $5, children $15 all activities and attractions included in with the price.
  8. Christmas Market- Saturday, December 1 at the Scott County Fair Grounds, 165 Mill Street in Waldron. Local vendors selling handmade crafts and treasures from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Concessions and booths available. Call Missy Williams 479-207-2987.
  9. City of Mansfield Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 1. Beans and cornbread will be served starting at 11 a.m., and the parade will begin at 2 p.m.
  10. City of Hackett Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
  11. “Kindling the Love of Christmas” is this years theme for the Waldron Christmas Parade that will be held on Saturday, December 1st, beginning at 6 p.m. on Historic Main Street, Waldron.
  12. Gingerbread House Decorating Party! Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This & That Market, located at 9 N. Main St., Greenwood. They are supplying all the candy and decorations for the house. Come bring the kids and have some holiday fun!
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Tammy Teague
Tammy is the heart behind the brand. Her tenacity to curate authentic journalism, supported by a genuine heart is one her many wholesome qualities.
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