Wow, there's certainly a lot happening over the next several days, and I wanted to make sure everyone was in the know.
Although not exactly on Main Street, the Hannah's Hope pool party fundraiser at the Family Aquatic Center is certainly worth mentioning. Hannah was a little girl who passed away last December from cancer, and her parents, Jon and Tiffany Boles, created the Hannah's Hope foundation to raise funds to assist other families with children who have cancer. During their journey with Hannah, they found few resources available to families for non-medical expenses. For more information, visit www.hannahshopefoundation.org. The pool party will take place Friday, August 7th from 6:30-9:00. Admission is free with a donation.
Also on Friday night, the final movie in the park, Hotel for Dogs, will be shown at 9:00 in Bob Henry Park. This is a free event. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Project Graduation will be selling concessions.
On Saturday morning, August 8th, Main Street Siloam Springs will be hosting the Dog Day of Summer dog walk. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the corner of University and Mt. Olive, and the 45 minute walk begins at 9:00. Afterwards, there will be pet vendors and contests, such as cutest big and little dogs, best dressed, and pet/owner look-alike. The cost is $12 for one dog, $8 for an additional dog. Owners will need to bring proof of their pet's recent vaccinations. BONUS: The Cafe on Broadway will be giving out free home-made dog biscuits!
Also on Saturday, from 5:00-8:00, all downtown shops will be open, and there will be carriage rides. The cost is $5 per person, kids under 10 ride free.
Last but not least, the final concert in the Second Saturday Music series will take place in the Twin Springs gazebo at 7:30. Jed Marum, joined by Mason Brown, will be performing. Marum's musical style is American Celtic with bluegrass roots. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated.