Shire also plans several theme nights this summer. July 14 is scheduled to be Hawaiian Night, complete with leis and a Polynesian dance club. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home will sponsor College Night on July 28. The Mellow Mountain Band, whose members graduated from ASUMH, will be the musical act that night.
Shire said he’s always looking for Block Party sponsors or donations to be used as door prizes. Event staff will pass a hat through the crowd for donations, he said.
“All this money goes back into the community to cover our expenses,” Shire said.
Shire mentioned several volunteers that will help him keep things moving this summer. Hank and Eva Boonstra will be lending a hand, with their granddaughters Michaela and Marisa handing out the tickets for door prizes. Mark Kapshandy will help out with weekly media coverage of the musical acts.
Shire also said he wished to thank Mayor Joe Dillard and his office manager, Tina Gregory, for their work on the summer program.
“I always tell volunteers when they’re sweating in 90-degree heat, if you take care of the people, then everything will be OK,” Shire said. “What makes an evening a success is the people that come out.”
For more information or sponsorship details, Shire can be contacted at (870) 606-2818 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Home’s Friday Night Block PartyOriginal Article Link to the Baxter Bulletin