CORPS CELEBRATES 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF DAM DEDICATION President Bill Clinton will deliver remarks

Published Sept. 23, 2013
Greers Ferry Dam 50th Anniversary Dedication Celebration Ceremony.

Greers Ferry Dam 50th Anniversary Dedication Celebration Ceremony.

Heber Springs, Ark. - The Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Project Office invites you to join us at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greers Ferry Dam Dedication at the John F. Kennedy Overlook, located just outside of Heber Springs, Ark.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone to come early and view more than 25 exhibits, many of which showcase the history of Greers Ferry Dam and Lake. Parks gates open at 9:30 a.m.

President Bill Clinton will deliver remarks; other speakers include Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula. And just like they did 50 years ago, The 106th Army Band will perform.

Seating is limited so we encourage you to bring a lawn chair if possible.  Heber Springs Fire Department will shuttle anyone needing assistance from the parking area to the seating area. Additional parking is available at Dam Site Park Day Use Area with shuttle service provided to the ceremony site beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Southwestern Entergy will be providing free bottled water. 

Current exhibitors include: the Army Corps of Engineers, the Arkansas National Guard, Southwestern Power Administration, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce, Greers Ferry Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, GAR-BRO Manufacturing Company, U.S. Postal Service, Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Association, Heber Springs Fire Department, Save Greers Ferry Lake; Rotary Club of Cleburne County, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-Cleburne County Extension, Cleburne County 4H, Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, South Fork Nature Center, Clinton Rotary, Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission, artist Ellen Hobgood and author Karen Murphy.

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