History Book Order Forms

A team of individuals have come together to create Gentry’s 120-year history book to be published in 2015. The first book, published on Gentry’s centennial in 1994, sold out shortly after it was printed. The 120th edition will include many of the historical pictures and stories that were in the 1994 book plus many more. The new edition is expected to be more than twice as large as the original one.  History Book 2014 order form

The project is sponsored by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce and directed by Marla Feemster England. England can be released at 479-525-6093, 479-531-1873 or at terry.england@cox.net; marlaengland@facebook.com.

Pickin’ Time on 59

Pickin’ Time on 59 will be held Oct. 9, 10 and 11 on Arkansas HWY. 59. The event route will run from the Siloam Springs Airport, then north to Gentry, Decatur, Gravette and Sulphur Springs. Along the route shoppers will find antiques, collectibles and yard sale items.

We encourage citizens to participate by having yard sales (a garage sale permit is not required in Gentry during Pickin’ Time) and we hope businesses will join in the fun by providing shoppers with some great deals!  We are excited to have school groups, civic groups and many local businesses teaming up together to provide a larger offering of items.

10×10 spaces (and variations of this size) may be reserved with no charge by calling Bev Saunders at 479-736-2358.

Covered spaces may be reserved at the Chicken Coop by calling Melissa Graef at 479-871-1052.

Those who have questions or who need a space to display their products may call the following for assistance:

Sulphur Springs – Carol Ellis at 918-837-0456
Gravette Chamber of Commerce at 479-787-8998
Gentry Chamber of Commerce at 479-736-2358
Siloam Springs – 479-524-6466.

Event Flyer

Once all the fun of Pickin’ Time is over join us for the fun of the Fall Festival on Oct 12th.  More information coming soon!

Kids in the Woods Festival

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Flint Creek Nature Area

Flint Creek Nature Area. Turn west on Dawn Hill East at Sleepy Hollow Store off Highway 59 – Nature Center is less than ¼ mile on the south side of the road. Gentry Arkansas

Free One-Day Nature Camp/Festival
Seven- and Eight-year olds – July 21
Nine- and Ten-year olds – July 22
Eleven- and Twelve-Year olds – July 23

The city of Gentry, Gentry Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas Agriculture Department, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are the sponsors of this nature festival at Gentry’s newest facility, the Flint Creek Nature Area and Community Fishing Pond.

Up to 30 participants in each age group will be accepted to join in this fun and educational activity. The first 30 applications in each age group that are received in the Gentry Chamber of Commerce office will be selected to participate in this free camp-like activity. The kids will receive nature educational materials as well as a free T-shirt.  The activities will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch and drinks provided. Please return to: KITW PO Box 642, Gentry, AR. 72734

Kids in the Woods Nature Festival/Camp will emphasize education in natural history and environmental studies. The program is for those who have a genuine interest in the outdoors and the natural world.  Applicants should also be prepared to meet expectations for physical activity, social interaction, and cooperative participation in shared duties and responsibilities typical of a summer camp environment.

Activities will include bird watching, nature hikes, tree appreciation and identification, bug kicking (in Flint Creek) and fishing lessons in the new community pond on the property. The pond will be stocked by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission the day before the camp.

Additional information available from Bev Saunders, Gentry Chamber of Commerce, 479-736-2358, www.gentrychamber.com, info@gentrychamber.com.

Please return application as soon as possible to be sure your child is accepted into this fun and free event.

Click on the following link to print an application form for the Kids in the Woods Festival.