Tiny Tot Contest

Applications for the Freedom Fest Tiny Tot contest may be picked up at Gentry City Hall or by downloading here, Entry form.   If you have any questions email Brandy Cordeiro at bcordeiro@gentrypioneers.com.

Baber to be lead performer at Gentry Freedom Fest

Barrett Baber, a world-renowned Arkansas musician, will be the featured entertainer at this year’s Freedom Festival on July 4th in Gentry. This will be the 103rd annual Freedom Festival to be held on Independence Day in the Gentry City Park.

Barrett Baber, is an Arkansas musician known for his performances on NBC’s “The Voice” and for winning the CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime in 2014.

An Arkansas native, Baber’s inspiration for singing and creating music started with frequent visits to Memphis, Tenn., only a few miles from his hometown in Marion. Beale Street and the corners of downtown Memphis were his first exposure to the street performers and artists steeped in blues, R&B, country and rock. These real-life experiences gave Baber the influences and inspiration that shine through his music today. From Sam Cooke to Levon Helm, you can hear the past blazing through Barrett’s tone, all wrapped in a fresh style delivered by one of the Southeast’s hottest artists.

He recently shared the stage with the Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, performing there in February and March. He is becoming well-known across the music scene for his unique and soulful country sound.

Opening for Baber will be Kaylin Cripps, of Gentry. Cripps and her band are becoming well known locally for their style of country performances and often provide entertainment at major local events.

The Freedom Festival promises fun for the entire family during the day and a spectacular fireworks display after dark. The day includes rides, games, food vendors, a car show and lots of entertainment.

For more information or to rent booth space, call Janie Parks, Chamber director, at 479-736-2358 or by email at info@gentrychamber.com.

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Gentry Medical Center Kids’ Free Fun Day

Gentry Medical Center along with Smith Drug is having a Free Kids’ Fun Day on June 4, 2016 from 11 am to 2 pm!!

It’s all about Community and Families, and it is FREE!!! There will be hot dogs, drinks and lots of activities for the kids.  Dunk tank, bounce house, games, sack races and face painting!!  Local businesses and organizations are donating gift certificates and there will be giveaways and lots of prizes.  The Gentry Police and Fire Departments will be available to visit with the kids, too!  Health Fair from 8-noon is open to the public.

Don’t Miss Out On The Fun!!!!!

 

 

Cuba Presentation

The Cuba presentation for the Gentry Public Library on Thursday May 5, 2016, will focus on a professional trip made in 2014 to Cuba sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation, the United Nations and the Vatican.  The presentation will highlight all fourteen of Cuba’s United Nations World Heritage Sites as well as the culture and cityscapes that surround these historic areas.  The trip will cover from Guantanamo, Santiago, Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill in the far south east to Byamo, Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the north shore of central Cuba.  Havana and the surrounding areas of northwest Cuba including Earnest Hemingway’s home where he wrote “For Whom the Bells Toll” and “Old Man and the Sea” are also highlighted. Rick Parker, a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation was one of fourteen specialists asked to participate in this special working program. Most of these sites have not been seen by several generations of Americans since 1959 and are remarkable in their historical integrity and absolute beauty. Given the recent events involving the United States and Cuba this is a chance to witness and discuss first hand much of an unknown country only 45 minutes south of our shores.
PARKER CONSERVATION Inc
Administrative Offices and Consulting Services
 208 North Rust Street
P.O. Box 93
Gentry, Arkansas 72734
 479-736-8703

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Chamber Preparing for Freedom Fest Activities

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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 info@gentrychamber.com 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 www.harpsfood.com 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 ozarkacademy.org for some great pictures of this fun and productive day!