Since its inception in 1965, the Arkansas River Valley Area Council (ARVAC), Inc. has been dedicated to building a diverse portfolio of services to meet the needs of low-income families in the region. ARVAC, Inc. promotes self-sufficiency and provides pathways out of poverty for individuals, families, and communities. For information, please contact ARVAC, Inc. at 479.394.4707 or visit them at 606 Pine Street in Mena. Assisting with the ribbon cutting are Jodie Wylie, Jess Neal, Phillip Hatley, Abear Russell, Opal Chaney, Dexter Worth, Lori Allen, Allen Rector, Mary Rector, Mike Cassell, Amanda Smallwood, Mandy Dunlap, Sheila Heath. Submitted photo.