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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Commission, led by Executive Director Richard Davies and State Parks Director Gregg Butts, were joined by Queen Wilhelmina State Parks Superintendent Paula Magers in hosting a public open house and ribbon cutting celebrating the reopening of the lodge. The event was held Thursday, July 16. Jon Brown, Operations Manager for Arkansas State Parks said on Thursday that the lodge had been filled to capacity all but one night since its reopening on July 1. Above, city and county officials as well as the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce joined in the celebration with a traditional ribbon cutting.

Chamber Continues to Grow

On Thursday, July 16, the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new members with ribbon cutting ceremonies. The Mena Antique Mall, is located in the budding Arts District on Mena Street. Just across the street, the Ouachita Cherokee Tribal Office was also welcomed. Just a block south, OMG Tablet and Phone Repair was welcomed, followed by the American Veterans Motorcycle Club, located just south of Mena Street on Hwy. 71.






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