BY MELANIE BUCK –
The thunderous roar of thousands of motorcycles can be heard around the county this week as the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) welcomes approximately 3,000 of its members from across the world to the 41st Annual Changing of the Colors Rally held at their International Headquarters on Iron Mountain in Hatfield, Arkansas.
Festivities will begin Wednesday, October 19, at the CMA Iron Mountain Facilities and continue through Sunday, October 23. The event is open to the public and registration is complimentary to Polk County residents who are not members of CMA.
Activities include nightly revival services for adults that include times of worship, testimony, prayer, and learning, along with plenty of riding and fellowship. Each evening, children, ages 4-12, can participate in the Kidz for Christ group held in the Iron Mountain Room, which includes puppets, singing, and fun biblical learning. Youth, ages 12-18, can join in the Youth Movement in Iron Mountain’s Youth Pavilion and enjoy activities such as musical routines, talent shows, and learning how to walk with Christ.
There will also be vendors, seminars, and nightly fundraisers with proceeds benefitting local charities.
CMA’s ‘Run for the Son’ 5K is scheduled to begin at Janssen Park at 7 a.m. on Saturday with the race beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The event will end on Sunday morning with a pancake breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m. and service at 8:00 a.m. at Iron Mountain.
See our complete special section dedicated to 41 years of the CMA Changing of the Colors Rally: