The following items came before the Herron Center Board of Directors at their March 16th meeting:
- The annual Relay For Life event will be held at Riverfront Park June 2. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society, mostly for research. There will be a cancer survivors dinner at Outlook Pointe the week before the Relay. The Herron Center voted to donate to the Cancer Society $5 for each pie auctioned at the upcoming Herron Center political speaking and pie auction.
- Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of Cindy Robinette, has created a video of the annual Herron Center Hog Killing and the board voted to permit Miss Bennett to sell these CD/DVD/Video presentations as a fund raiser for the local school Tech Club.
- Broadway Landscaping has offered to help the center with installing an automatic lawn sprinkler system, and Dr. Patrick Carroll has offered to donate some shrubbery to enhance the appearance of the Center.
- Auction of meat from the recent Center hog killing event raised $714 for the Center (the hog was donated by local individuals).
- The City of Pocahontas is applying for a grant to fund construction of a sidewalk in front of the Herron Center.
- The Center will sponsor a candidate speaking and pie auction April 28 at 6 p.m. Finger foods and a social hour will be offered from 6-7:00. Candidate speaking begins at 7:00. Pies will be auctioned between the candidate’s 3-minutes speeches.
- A poet, traveling highway U.S. 62, will be in Pocahontas April 21. He will spend most of the day at Black River Technical College, but the Herron Center will host a pie and coffee reception for him, at the Center, at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Patrick Carroll has donated a Bunn-brand commercial coffee maker to the center for use at such events.
Dr. Jan Ziegler will host a book signing at the Center soon, promoting her new book on the subject of Japanese Interment/Relocation Camps located in Arkansas during World War II.
- The Board discussed the Center’s planned participation in the upcoming Pocahontas Sesquicentennial celebrations. The Center will sponsor performances two days during the celebration by the dance group Act III, from Little Rock. The Center will also sponsor a Christian worship service and “dinner on the grounds” on the Randolph County Courthouse lawn October 8. The Center is bringing a choir from St. Louis to perform after the service.
- The Center will sell Boston Butt Roasts for Easter as a fund raiser. More details HERE.
- World-renowned photographer Roland Freeman, who spoke at the Herron Center in February, wrote a nice letter of thanks for his visit in Pocahontas, mentioning how impressed he was with the Center, with Pocahontas, and with the people of this area and how well they cooperate and “get along”.