The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - ON THE RECORD -

Chicken in the Ditch set

The Pea Ridge Band Boost­ers will host a Chicken in the Ditch and car wash fundraiser be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Sept. 9, on the Pea Ridge High School park­ing lot.

“The Chicken in the Ditch event has been a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion in the Pea Ridge band program,” ac­cord­ing to Stephanie Ko­touc with the Pea Ridge Band Boost­ers. Chicken will be sold as long as it lasts. The car wash will last un­til about 3 p.m.

Mu­sic at fire­house slated

GARFIELD — Mu­sic at the Fire­house with The Black Oak Band will be 7-9 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 9 and 23, in the NEBCO Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, U.S. Hwy. 62 and South Wimpy Jones Road, Garfield. There is no cover or ad­mis­sion. Dona­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated with 100 per­cent go­ing to NEBCO Fire-EMS.

Bless­ing cer­e­mony sched­uled

GARFIELD — A Bless­ing Cer­e­mony is sched­uled for 2 p.m. Sun­day, Sept. 10, at Lost Bridge South camp­ground boat ramp by NEBCO Fire-EMS. Fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony, there will be a de­mon­stra­tion of the boat.

Park plans owl prowl

Pea Ridge Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park will host an Owl Prowl on at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 16. Par­tic­i­pants should meet at the vis­i­tor’s cen­ter, six miles east of Pea Ridge on U.S. Hwy. 62.

Jessie Bal­lard, park guide, will talk about the na­tive owls of north­west Arkansas. Ad­di­tion­ally, she will dis­cuss the five senses of owls and how they are dif­fer­ent from hu­mans. Once it is dark, par­tic­i­pants will also have their chance to call in Barred owls.

The program will last ap­prox­i­mately one hour. Par­tic­i­pants should bring a flash­light.

For in­for­ma­tion, call 479451-8122 x 1227.

Park plans sun­set cruises

Sun­set cruises on Beaver Lake will be hosted by Hobbs State Park Con­ser­va­tion Area be­gin­ning Thurs­day.

The cruises, which end Oct. 29, de­part from Rocky Branch ma­rina and are aboard pon­toon boats. Other dates this month are: Sun­day, Sept. 14, Sept. 17, Sept. 21 and Sept. 24.

Oc­to­ber dates are: Oct. 5, 12, 15, 19, 26 and 29.

De­par­ture times vary. Tick­ets must be pur­chased in ad­vance. Adults are $10 and chil­dren 6-12 $5, plus tax.

For in­for­ma­tion and to make reser­va­tions, call 479789-5000.

Avoca Fire Dept. hosts chicken din­ner

AVOCA — The an­nual chicken din­ner is set for noon to 4 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 16, in Avoca City Park. There will be one free din­ner per per­son and dona­tions will be ac­cepted.

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