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Christmas Festival plans being finalized by Mena A & P

The Mena A&P Commission approved a budget of $3,175 for their 2018 Christmas Festival Plan and Budget at their regular meeting this month.

  The A&P Commission will be holding their Christmas Festival at 7 p.m. in Janssen Park following the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade that will begin at 6 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 1.

  The Christmas Festival will have live Christmas music and fireworks for all to enjoy followed by the Official Lighting of Janssen Park by the City of Mena.

   Other business covered in the meeting was finalizing the proposal for “Tie Dye Travels with Kat Robinson; approval to book the Flying Frizbee Houndz for the 2019 Lum & Abner Festival; and approval to send the marketing and festival consultant and one commissioner to the Beavers Bend Festival in Nov.

   The Commission reported that during the month of September, 830 A&P Tourism Brochures were distributed and an additional 38 were downloaded from the VisitMena.com website.

   The website had 2,300 visitors that viewed 6,590 pages on the website.

  Facebook likes on the Visit Mena Facebook page are 3,979 at with a total reach of 30,150.

   Upcoming events announced included the CMA Changing of the Colors Rally at Iron Mountain on October 17-21; the Ouachita Arts Celebration on November 3 from 10-4 in Downtown Mena; and the Christmas Parade and Festival on December 1 beginning at 6 p.m.

    The next Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 6th at City Hall.

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