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The Downtown Mena Egg-Stravaganza will take place Friday and Saturday.  In a neat little twist, there will be an egg hunt on March 30 and 31. However, this will be an Adult Egg Hunt.  Downtown businesses with Egg-Stravaganza flyers on their front windows will be participating during their regular business hours both days.  Adults can collect one egg per day per business. The eggs will contain everything from freebies to discounts.

On Saturday, March 31, from 10 AM – 2 PM, there will be some family activities geared toward the youngsters.  The Easter Rabbit will be in downtown Mena in the lobby of the George Davis State Farm Building. Please go by and let your little ones visit with him. There will be no professional photographer.  Parents are invited to take photographs.

Some of the Ouachita Little Theatre members will be having story time at the theatre throughout the same time period (10 – 2).  Go by and listen to these talented people as they tell delightful Easter and related stories.

In the springtime, small cuddly animals come to mind.  There will be some little farm animals set up in the grassy lot between Sears and Lipstick & Curls.  Also, in that area of downtown, temporary Easter tattoos will be put on at a sidewalk table near Coast to Coast and Stewman’s Flowers.

The Downtown Partners have been working with the elementary schools’ arts teacher, Pat Self, and MDP businesses will have some of that effort on display March 30 and 31.   Students from kindergarten to the fifth grade were given sheets with an egg outline. Their assignment was to color or decorate the egg and submit it for judging. Out of the approximate 950, five will be selected from each class as semi-finalists.  These drawings will be on display in business windows downtown. From those, three from each grade will be chosen as winners: Most Colorful; Most Original and Best Overall. Stroll downtown and enjoy our local children’s artwork.

If you wear an Easter hat or bonnet downtown Saturday between 10 and 2, you will also be able to register for a special gift drawing.  Support the local downtown businesses and have fun at the Downtown Mena Easter Egg-Stravaganza!


Submitted by Judy Thompson

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