FROM THE EDITOR:
As you flip through this month’s issue, you’ll notice some changes in Hot Springs on the GO! In addition to giving the magazine a more updated look, we’ve tweaked and added some features that we hope will appeal to our readers and better showcase what our area has to offer (eagle watch tours, anyone?).
With winter quickly approaching, this issue is all about the fun and joy of the holidays. For me, that means enjoying my grandmother’s dressing at the Thanksgiving table, listening to Christmas tunes nonstop in the car, and wrapping myself in the warmth and comfort of family.
For your own dose of holiday cheer in Hot Springs, the town has much to offer. On Nov. 25, chili enthusiasts (both cooks and consumers) can watch as downtown is lit up with colorful, twinkling lights at the 11th annual Downtown Merchants Association Chili Cook-off and decoration lighting ceremony.
The Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host a “Christmas Memories” event on Dec. 6 at Kenneth Adair Memorial Park. Attendees are encouraged to decorate one of the five memorial trees with an ornament in memory of a loved one or in honor of those who are active in military duty.
On Dec. 9, the Oaklawn Rotary Club will have its annual Christmas parade complete with floats and a marching band. The theme of this year’s parade is “It’s a Wonderful Life—in Hot Springs, Arkansas.”
The holidays are the time of year that, like many, I count my blessings, give back and give thanks. I hope that whatever your holiday plans may be, you take a moment to be thankful for the great, unique, beautiful city you live in.