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Mena A&P proposes stage for Janssen Park

A stage at Janssen Park was discussed in committee last Thursday at Mena City Hall. The proposed permanent stage would face northward near the springhouse and sit in what could be called a natural amphitheater in the northwest portion of the park. The stage would serve a great purpose during the annual Lum and Abner Festival during which it would ...

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Mena Christmas Festivities Rescheduled to Friday, December 9th

BY MELANIE BUCK – After being postpone last week due to incoming rains, the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade of Lights has been rescheduled to this Friday, December 9th, at 6:30 p.m. The Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission’s Christmas Festival and lighting of Janssen Park has also been moved to Friday, following the parade. The First United Methodist ...

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Mena’s Christmas Lighting Display Celebrates 21 Years

BY LEANN DILBECK – The City of Mena and its visitors have been enjoying the elaborate Christmas Lights of Janssen Park for 20 years now, but few may know the history of how the extensive display found its way here. On any given night following the 21st official lighting of the park in early December, cars are seen steadily streaming ...

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Janssen Park Boy & Girl Bronze Statue Turning 100…

BY LEANN DILBECK – Janssen Park’s timeless ‘Boy & Girl Fountain’ turns 100-years old today! This couple has been the backdrop of generations of photos, survived countless storms and tornadoes, and been the source of great wishes made, as generations of children and adults for 100 years have thrown coins into their pool. The bronze statue was ordered by city ...

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Brits to Cruise into Mena!

BY MELANIE BUCK – On Friday, May 30, Mena residents will be treated with a visit from the British Motoring Club of Arkansas. Cars such as MGB, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Mini, Rolls Royce, and more will grace our streets. Ron Kew, President of the British Motoring Club of Arkansas, said their visit to Mena is part of the activities planned for ...

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