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August 15th Officially Declared ‘MEET THE BUCKS’ Day

Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison declares August 15 as ‘Meet The Bucks’ Day.  He was joined by State Representative John Maddox, Mena Mayor Seth Smith, U.S. Senator John Boozman for the proclamation signing. The proclamation encourages residents to participate in all events including Paint the Town Red and MEET THE BUCKS NIGHT on August 15 at Bearcat Stadium. Tailgating begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free.  The Meet the Bucks community pep rally will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring a joint honorary Bucks cheerleading squad comprised of Acorn, Mena, and Cossatot River cheerleaders, as well as all of the Bucks cross-country and soccer student-athletes will be announced followed by the mens’ Bucks soccer scrimmage. All youth soccer athletes are encouraged to come ‘run with the Bucks’ during intros, National Anthem, and assist with balls.

Photo submitted, L-R seated: State Representative John Maddox, Mena Mayor Seth Smith, Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison, and U.S. Senator John Boozman. L-R standing: Assistant Athletic Director Jerod McCormick, Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson, Athletic Director Morris Boydstun, Soccer Coach Brian Byrd, Cross-Country Coach Samantha Shores, Baseball Coach Lance Spigner, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Krystal Thrailkill, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Chad Fielding and the Bucks Soccer & Cross-Country student-athletes.

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