Events were Co-Sponsored by Eddie Mae Herron Center and Black River Technical College

February 2

The movies “Hoxie” The First Stand” and “Education in Craighead County from 1900-1967 – A Way Out For African-Americans” will be shown at the Herron Center.

February 5 & 7

Quilt Show at the Herron Center. Quilts will be displayed and local quilters Mrs. Helen McCarroll, Mrs. Agnes Young and Mrs. Anna Cook will be present to demonstrate quilting. Mrs. Cook will also be available to discuss her recently self published book, The Point, and to sign copies.

February 12, 13 & 14

Quilt Show at the Herron Center. Quilts will be displayed and local quilters Mrs. Helen McCarroll, Mrs. Agnes Young and Mrs. Anna Cook will be present to demonstrate quilting. Mrs. Cook will also be available to discuss her recently self published book, The Point, and to sign copies.

February 16

The movies “A Time For Justice – America’s Civil Rights Movement”, “Mighty Times – The Legacy of Rosa Parks” and “Mighty Times – The Children’s March” will be shown at the Herron Center.

February 17

Annual Herron Center “Hog Killin'”…everything but the squeal. Demonstration of old-time hog butchering, cooking of “cracklins”, rendering of lard, sausage making. Pot luck lunch at noon.

Gospel Singing at The Randolph Music Theater (old Imperial Theater downtown) as a fund raiser for the Herron Center to help retire the loan on our recently purchased parking lot property. Admission is $5.00 with children under 6 free.

Groups will include:

  • Wagon Train Gang
  • Homeward Bound
  • Studio for the Arts Show Choir
  • West Central Acappella Choir (from St. Louis)
  • Jamboree Band
  • Kevin Thomas
  • Newport Community Choir

February 19 & 21

Quilt Show at the Herron Center. Quilts will be displayed and local quilters Mrs. Helen McCarroll, Mrs. Agnes Young and Mrs. Anna Cook will be present to demonstrate quilting. Mrs. Cook will also be available to discuss her recently self published book, The Point, and to sign copies.

February 22

Community Pot Luck dinner at the Herron Center, honoring Mr. Jim Armstead, who will perform the following day (see below). Everyone is invited to bring a dish and come enjoy good food and fellowship.

February 23

At Black River Development Center: A special presentation by Mr. Jim Armstead, a lawyer with a PhD. and a nationally recognized historian and actor. His one man show, presented in period costume, will relive the life of a black Texas Cowboy who was on the trail drive that first developed the Chuck Wagon.

February 26 & 28

Quilt Show at the Herron Center. Quilts will be displayed and local quilters Mrs. Helen McCarroll, Mrs. Agnes Young and Mrs. Anna Cook will be present to demonstrate quilting. Mrs. Cook will also be available to discuss her recently self published book, The Point, and to sign copies.