PLANS FOR CLOVER BEND MEMORIAL DAY
The annual reunion at the Clover Bend Historic Site, sponsored by the Clover Bend Historical Preservation Association, will commence Friday evening, May 24, starting at 4 PM and Saturday morning, May 25, starting at 9:45. The traditional cornbread and beans supper will start at 6 PM on Friday. Dessert and a drink will also be provided at this fund raiser.
There will be lots of visiting and entertainment in the main building after supper, interspersed with an auction conducted by Frog Light, who is a talented and very funny auctioneer. He will auction donated merchandise and other surprises. Entertainment will consist of local music groups and acts. In past performances, Patsy Cline has brought down the house. Other top talent flown in from New York, Florida and other places always makes a special evening.
Saturday morning, May 25 at 9:45, the Brookland High School ROTC Department Color Guard will raise the National and State Colors at the Alice French Pavilion. Last year’s precision drill demonstration showed just how the raising of our Colors should be done. It was inspiring, very professional and awesome.
Saturday at 10:00 the program will commence in the auditorium. There will be a “Calling Of The Names” of those who have passed on. The ringing of the bell and the quiet respect in memory of our friends is somber and important.
This years’ featured speaker will be Lloyd Pope, who is a 1952 graduate of Clover Bend High School. Lloyd had a rewarding career for 34 years at Lincoln manufacturing in St Louis. He also demonstrated the American dream when he opened a very successful real estate company, ALP, which is still in operation.
The “50 Year Club” is a high point which honors the class of fifty years ago. This year the class of 1963 is being remembered and will receive 50 Year Certificates.
Several other activities are planned and lunch will be available for purchase. More visiting will be the order of the day and into the afternoon.
Clover Bend is located on AR Highway 228 and is four miles west of Minturn, AR. which is on US Highway 67, six miles south of Hoxie, AR.