ROGERS, Ark. – Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Project Office are hosting a 50th anniversary celebration at Beaver Lake, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. The celebration will be held at Dam Site Park at the north side of Beaver Dam and immediately adjacent to State Highway 187.
Colonel Robert Dixon, Little Rock District commander will be the keynote speaker. Scheduled speakers include: Honorable John Boozman, U.S. Senator, Honorable Steve Womack, Third Congressional District; Gene Bland, Carroll-Boone Water District; Alan Fortenberry, Beaver Water District; Marshall Boyken, Southwestern Power Administration; Audrey Klug, essay contest winner; and Sean Harper, operations project manager for the Corp’s Beaver Lake Project Office. Tours of the powerhouse will be offered at the conclusion of the official ceremony.
People traveling from Eureka Springs, Ark. to the ceremony should take State Highway 62 West towards Rogers, Ark. approximately 7.9 miles to State Highway 187. Turn left onto Highway 187 at the Beaver Dam directional sign. Follow Highway 187 to the ceremony site at the north side of Beaver Dam.
People traveling from Rogers, Ark. will need to take Highway 62 East towards Eureka Springs, Ark. approximately 23.9 miles to State Highway 187. Turn right onto Highway 187 at the Beaver Dam directional sign. Follow Highway 187 to the ceremony site at the north side of Beaver Dam.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 110-16