McGehee Owlfest 2015 will be held on October 2nd and 3rd. Tour de Hoot bicycle ride is returning in 2015. This event benefits the McGehee Boys and Girls club. Details of registration and schedule will be posted in the near future. Also, a new event to Owlfest is a Cheese Dip Contest – a “People’s Choice Award” with festival-goers voting for their favorite. The Annual 5K Run/Walk sponsored by UAM College of Technology Hospitality Department is an exciting experience drawing just over 100 participants last year. As in years past, food, music, arts/crafts vendors and children’s events are a great draw. Come to McGehee and experience Owlfest and you will be hooked!
The WWII Japanese American Museum was honored by the Arkansas Parks & Tourism with the Bootstrap Award at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 10th in Texarkana, AR. This award is presented to an individual, organization, or community that has achieved significant success “on a shoestring,” having limited resources or finances.
The WWII Japanese American Internment Museum will celebrate their 2nd anniversary on April 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the museum located at 100 South Railroad – McGehee. The public is invited to attend and celebrate with us.