FROM THE ED­I­TOR:

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - News - El­iza Gaines Ex­ec­u­tive 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.

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