(MENA) The 42nd Annual Lum and Abner Festival is in the books and plans are already underway for the 43rd event, after a week or so of much needed rest, if that’s possible.
Organizers were happy with the great weather and the large turnout of visitors from near and far for the event sponsored by the Mena A & P Commission.
Commission member James Earl Turner stated on Saturday afternoon “that you couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere” for the biggest event of the year in the county.
Mena Mayor Seth Smith also echoed those same sentiments and was encouraged by the numerous individuals that he met that were from out of town.
Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Ashley Smith and her staff and host of volunteers worked extremely hard at making sure that the event went off without a hitch. Smith had contingencies in place, in the remote chance of rain that was initially forecasted for Friday night. But, Mother Nature was on the side of Smith and the commission.
A wide variety of musical entertainers graced the Aleshire Electric Entertainment Stage throughout both days.
The Fayetteville – based group, Arkan-Sauce wrapped up the event with some great music and gave the lawn full of attendees happy and longing for more.