Chamber Preparing for Freedom Fest Activities


Preparation is underway for  the 103rd annual Freedom Fest Celebration on July 4, 2016 at the Gentry City Park.  Headlining the evening’s entertainment will be Barrett Baber.  Opening for him will be local singer Kaylin Cripps.  There will be fun for the whole family during the day and a spectacular fireworks display after dark.  Plan to bring the family for a day of food and fun on the 4th.

I am taking applications for all wanting to rent a space in the park on the 4th.  This includes food vendors, craft vendors,raffles and money raisers, informational booths or political booths.  Call Janie Parks at 479-736-2358 or email at for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Gentry Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor an Easter egg hunt in the south side of the city park at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.  The event will include prizes for all and bicycles, provided by local businesses, for a winner in each age category.  2016 Easter Egg Hunt

Welcome Harps!!!

Mayor Kevin Johnston was pleased to announce the arrival of Harps Foods at last night’s city council meeting.  This new grocery store will be located at 300 S. Gentry Blvd.  This location will undergo extensive renovations and has a projected opening date of late 2016.  We are excited to have a Harps Hometown Fresh Store as a part of our City.  We want to thank Harps Food for their investment in our City and remind everyone to Shop Local, Shop Gentry!

March 4th Volunteer Day

We would like to thank the staff and students at Ozark Adventist Academy for a day full of community spirit and volunteerism!  Friday March 4th the students of Ozark Adventist Academy moved into downtown Gentry to help with ground maintenance, painting and cleaning, they assisted businesses and the City and their efforts were truly appreciated. Please visit for some great pictures of this fun and productive day!