Crawford County Fair

Location at Kirksey Park in Mulberry, AR

This year we will be sure to need plenty of volunteers from CCSAR and MRC for first aid because they have added Rodeo events to the calendar of events. Check out the Mutton Bustin on Monday and the Rodeo on Friday evening! So please volunteer at the next regular scheduled meeting which is Tuesday, Sept 5 at 7pm. We will need all the help we can get!

2017 Schedule of Events
Saturday – Sept. 2nd
10am – 12pm Pageant Registration & Rehearsal (all divisions)

Saturday – Sept. 10th
9am Crawford County Fair Equine Expo
10am – Pet Show

Monday – Sept. 11th
2pm-4pm Rabbit Entry
10am-5pm Enter Market Lambs/All Goats & Sheep
10am-8pm Poultry Entry
12:30pm Supt. Meeting for Home Ec. Dept
1:30pm-7pm Home Economics & Horticulture Entries
9am-4pm Commercial & Food Booth Set Up
4pm-6pm All Goats & Sheep Checked in to Supt.
5pm Rabbit Show
6pm-7pm Market Lamb/Goat Weigh In
7pm Mutton Bustin’

Tuesday – Sept. 12th
9am Broiler Show
9am-9pm Entertainment in Comm Building
12pm-6pm Enter Hogs & Beef Cattle
9am-3pm Home Economics Bldg – Closed for Judging
9am-9pm Home Economics Bldg- Open
3pm-9pm Commercial Bldg – Open
4pm Carnival Opens
4pm Market Lamb, Market Goats & Breeding Sheep Show
6pm Market Hog Weigh In
7pm Steer Weigh In
7pm Mutton’ Bustin’
7pm Tiny Tot, Wee Princess, Tiny Princess Pageants

Wednesday – Sept. 13th (Free entry with canned food item)
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
12pm Dairy Cattle In Place
4pm Breeding Beef/Steer/Hog Show
6pm-10pm Arm Band Night
6pm Red, Rip & Rockin’ Tomato Contest
7pm Music on the stage!

Thursday – Sept. 14th
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
4pm Dairy Cattle Show
4pm Carnival Opens
5pm Dairy Goat, Mini Goat & Breeding Goat Show
6pm-10pm Carnival Arm Band Night
7pm Jr Princess, Little Miss, Jr Miss Pageants

Friday – Sept. 15th
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
3pm Skill-a-thon
4pm Carnival Opens
5:30pm Round Robin Showmanship
6:30 Poultry Showmanship
6pm Bottle Calf Show
7pm Gold Fish Contest (barn area)
7:30pm CRRA Rodeo
8pm Adult Showmanship Contest
9:00pm Live Music with “Woodshed” at stage area

Saturday – Sept. 16th
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
10am Lineup for Parade Begins on Church Street
11am Parade (Downtown Mulberry)
12pm-4pm Carnival Arm Band Day
2pm 4-H Poultry Chain Sale
3pm BBQ for Prospective Auction Buyers
4pm JR Livestock Auction
6:30pm Best of Show Pic – Home Ec Bldg
7pm Talent Show, Princess Pageant
8pm Release of sale animals(except for premium only animals – *see general rules)
8:30pm Talent Show (older divisions) & Teen & Queen Pageants
10pm Livestock Exhibits Released


Boat Safe Kids

Play Life Jacket Tic-Tac-Toe!

Maps and charts are flat. Our planet is round.
How’d they do that? The “Limejuice Sailor” tells us!
Kid’s Korner: Did you ever catch a fish bigger than you are? Alex did!
Jeremy asks: What does ‘pounds of buoyancy’ mean when referring to life jackets?
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qs.gif (1367 bytes)Stuart wants to know: On the compass we use 360 degrees, why 360 and not 100 or 200? Who first used it and why?
qs.gif (1367 bytes)Corey Asks: Why is having a fire extinguisher on your boat a rule when there is alot of water around the boat to put out the fire?
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Homework Helpers!
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Good question from Rodger!
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Good question from Anthony!
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Good question from Joshua!
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Good question from Connie!
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Good question from Ashley!
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Good question from Justin!
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Good question from Emily!
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Good question from Cindy!
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Good question from Bryce!
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Good question from Steve!
qs.gif (1367 bytes)Why Does a Boat Ride Higher in the Water When You Are Going Fast? Good question from Bruce!
qs.gif (1367 bytes)Boat Terms What does “abeam” mean? Good Question from Jennifer!
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Find Instructors & Instructor Trainers for ACA

ACA Instructors can teach the following courses within their respective discipline and up to their level of certification:
Skills Courses
Skills Assessments
Adaptive Paddling
SUP Yoga
ACA International Instructors, Trainers, and Educators

ACA Instructor Trainers can teach the following courses within their respective discipline and up to their level of certification:
Skills Courses
Skills Assessments
Instructor Certification Workshops
Instructor Updates
Instructor Endorsements
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Skills Courses
Skills Assessments
Instructor Certification Workshops (Instructor Criteria)
Instructor Updates
Instructor Endorsements
Mentor new Instructor Trainers
Instructor Trainer (IT) and Instructor Trainer Educator (ITE):
(Discipline / State)
See the faces of our Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators in our “Meet our ITs and ITEs” Facebook photo album!

Look Under the “RESCUE” Instructors and you will find our very own!

VAN BUREN Arkansas Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue James Jones
Van Buren Arkansas Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Tim Jones

We need CCSAR volunteers for NNO

Calling all active Crawford County Search and Rescue Team Members. We are in need of volunteers for Tuesday nights B-I-G County wide National Night Out event. Please contact CCSAR President Jim Jones if you can volunteer for this event during the day we need people to bring equipment to the VBHS and help set up (651-4594) or call National Night Out-Crawford County Chairperson, Christy Jones (651-8003)as we also need helpers for the afternoon and evening shifts to help organizations/businesses get set up and just in general make things run smooth.

Thanks in advance and let’s make this a GREAT EVENT for CRAWFORD COUNTY!

…remember this is also our regular meeting night. See you at 2001 Pointer Tr E., Van Buren High School Parking Lot (East Side) You will park in the back lot.

National Night Out-Crawford County

It is getting closer to the time for our National Night Out event for Crawford County and I am excited to announce all of the participants that will be there along with some activities. I will attach them below! I hope that you will bring your families for this fun filled free night of excitement! Fingerprinting for the kids, with 2 bounce arounds, 2 popcorn machines, 2 snow cone vendors with 550 free snow cones!, over 1,000 free hot dogs, over 1500 free waters, over 1,000 free bags of chips, free cookies, free candy, free games and prizes, free coloring books, free door prizes for the adults which include a train ride to Winslow, $100 gift basket from Natural Treasures, gift card from Country Junkie, gift card packages which include: dominos/chilis/arbys and much more! Visit with your favorite emergency personnel: police-fire-search and rescue-ems-air evac-medical reserve corp. Or adopt a new pet while you visit with us from Almost Home Dog Shelter or Pawzatively Canine and also see our very own K9 Duke from Mountainburg. So excited! Come and see us Tuesday, August 1 from 5-8pm at the Van Buren High School parking lot: 2001 Pointer Tr E, in Van Buren!

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