Mid-Amer­ica names win­ning en­try in Dino-Lites dis­play

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Mid-Amer­ica Sci­ence Mu­seum re­cently awarded its first place prize for De­cem­ber’s in­au­gu­ral Dino-Lites event.

A to­tal of eight or­ga­ni­za­tions par­tic­i­pated in the hol­i­day event and, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease, mu­seum guests were given the op­por­tu­nity to vote for the best Dino-Lites light­ing dis­play.

Hale En­ter­tain­ment, which dec­o­rated the Utah Rap­tors found on the mu­seum’s Oak­lawn Foun­da­tion Di­noTrek, was named the first-place win­ner.

The in­au­gu­ral Dino-Lites event in­cluded light­ing dis­plays from It’s About You LLC, BFF Ac­count­ing, Oua­chita Be­hav­ioral Health & Well­ness Clinic, the Park Av­enue Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, Hale En­ter­tain­ment, HSV Vil­lage Voice, the Hot Springs Ju­nior Academy 4-H and EAST class, Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion Al­lies, and Gar­land County Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity with spe­cial help from Fast Signs Hot Springs.

The award cer­e­mony took place at the mu­seum’s Noon Year’s Eve that fea­tured a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion of the New Year and the be­gin­ning of the mu­seum’s

40-year an­niver­sary. Es­tab­lished in 1979, Mid-Amer­ica Sci­ence Mu­seum will be host­ing an an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion on Jan.

19 with throw­back $4 gen­eral ad­mis­sion for ev­ery­one vis­it­ing the mu­seum, plus

$1 Tesla Shows and the de­but of Global Sound­scapes in the mu­seum’s Oak­lawn Foun­da­tion Dig­i­tal Dome Theater.

“Dino-Lites and Noon Year’s Eve were both per­fect ways to fin­ish out 2018 at the mu­seum, and we’re look­ing for­ward to a very pro­duc­tive new year as we cel­e­brate a 40-year tra­di­tion of bring­ing sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity and to vis­i­tors of Hot Springs,” Diane LaFol­lette, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Mid-Amer­ica Sci­ence Mu­seum, said in the re­lease.

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NOON YEAR’S EVE: A card­board dragon pa­rades through Mid-Amer­ica Sci­ence Mu­seum Dec. 29 as part of the mu­seum’s an­nual Noon Year’s Eve party. Dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion the first-place award for the in­au­gu­ral Dino-Lites dis­play was given to Hale En­ter­tain­ment.

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