2014 FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

Posted by admin | June 26, 2014.

The Gillett Civic Group invites everyone to enjoy the “Fireworks Extravaganza” at Menard Heritage Park on Friday July 4, 2014!

The fireworks display will kick off at 9:00 pm sharp!  This year’s show is even bigger and better!

FREE ADMISSION!

We would like to thank Mr. Tony Berry and his crew for his hard work in our prior shows and we know he will have a fabulous show again this year.

This is our 6th Annual Fireworks Display!  We are very proud to sponsor such family oriented events such as this!  So bring your family, invite your friends & join us for a spectacular Fireworks Display!

Look for our ad in the DeWitt Era-Enterprise or listen for it on KWAK!

2014 FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

Posted by admin | June 26, 2014.

The Gillett Civic Group invites everyone to enjoy the “Fireworks Extravaganza” at Menard Heritage Park on Friday July 4, 2014!

The fireworks display will kick off at 9:00 pm sharp!  This year’s show is even bigger and better!

FREE ADMISSION!

We would like to thank Mr. Tony Berry and his crew for his hard work in our prior shows and we know he will have a fabulous show again this year.

This is our 6th Annual Fireworks Display!  We are very proud to sponsor such family oriented events such as this!  So bring your family, invite your friends & join us for a spectacular Fireworks Display!

Look for our ad in the DeWitt Era-Enterprise or listen for it on KWAK!

2014 Heritage Days Festival!

Posted by admin | April 22, 2014.

2014 Heritage Days Festival
May 23rd & May 24th
Menard Heritage Park
Gillett, AR

The Gillett Civic Group will hold the 6th annual Heritage Days Festival. Children will enjoy free activities all day held at Menard Heritage Park on the West end of Main Street in Gillett. Including 2 water slides, a dual lane slip-n-slide, 3 bouncy houses, a giant dual lane slide & a 25′ Rock wall!  There are several competitions to enter this year so get your teams together & enter to win trophies, CASH & other prizes!  Come out & visit our many vendors & find that perfect item you have been searching for!

SPONSORS & VENDORS:
We would like to thank our Heritage Days SPONSORS and VENDORS from last year!
If you are interested in being a festival Sponsor this year contact Jennifer Menard 870-946-1664.

If you are interested in being a festival Vendor this year contact Sally Keffer  870-830-6012.
The Deadline is May 10th for Sponsors and May 20th for Vendors.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday May 23rd
Heritage Days Pageant & TALENT Competition 6:30 pm
at the Gillett High School Auditorium

For more information about the Heritage Days Pageant contact Sally Keffer  870-830-6012.
Our pageant is open to boys & girls from all over the state!

Saturday May 24th
Horseshoe Tournament 10:00 am
Heritage Days Pageant Winners announced 11:00 am
Memorial Salute to the Veterans 12:00
Baggo Tournament 1:00 pm
BBQ Cook-Off Judged at……3:00 pm
Tug-of-War Competition 4:30 pm
Ringing of the Bell - 6:00 pm -GHS Alumni
- Everyone gather stagefront to sing Alma-Mater
Catfish Supper 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Catered by the Gillett Fire Department
Live Entertainment throughout the day ending at midnight

This year’s Live Entertainment features…

The Lancaster Family - Gospel Music             11:15 - 11:45
Community Choir  - Memorial Program        12:00 - 12:30
Gavin Lepine - Ozark Fiddle Music                   12:30 - 1:00
Kasey Earl Band - Cont. Christian                      1:00 - 2:30
The Prison Band                                                        3:00 - 6:00
Ringing of the Bell - GHS Alma-Mater              6:00
Ben Coulter - Country                                             6:30 - 9:30
Jamestown Flood                                                     9:30 - midnight

We will be selling Festival T-shirts again this year with the 2014 Festival Logo Friday night at the Pageant & all day Saturday during the Festival under the Big Tent!

We welcome class reunion groups! To reserve a tent space contact Sally Keffer 870-830-6012

We currently have 17 BBQ competitors!  $1,000 cash prize for the BEST OVERALL BBQ!

Get your teams ready to enter the Horseshoe, Baggo & Tug-of-War Competitions!  Your team can register for each or all of these events on Saturday at the Festival at the Civic Group REGISTRATION table under the Big Tent.

Tug-of-War Info:

Teams can be ALL male, ALL female or Co-Ed!
Age divisions are as follows:
Elementary Division (6th grade & below) Junior High Division (7th-9th grades) Senior High Division (10th-12th grades) Adult Division
trophy prize trophy prize trophy prize $1000 cash prize plus trophy
$25 entry fee for Adult Division only

Rules:

1. There will be five members on a team. One member is to be the captain whom is responsible for all team decisions.
2. Pulling teams will be posted. The boundary line will be clearly marked.
3. Wear old clothes. You will get wet and muddy!
4. Any complaining or fighting will disqualify your team.
5. If your team is not present and ready to pull when the team name is called, they forfeit.
6. Please stay out of the pulling area when not pulling.
7. Teams will pull until the center flag crosses the other team’s starting line.
8. The competition will be a double elimination.
9. No member of the team may loop the rope around themselves or tie off the rope at any time.
10. Shoes must be worn to protect your feet, however you cannot wear cleats! A shoe-check will be done under the competition tent before pulling starts.
11. The location of the Tug-of-War tournament will be held in a lot west of Menard Heritage Park.
12. A tent with a water hose will be set up to wash and change in. (You must bring your own towel, soap and shampoo. )
13. Early registration is preferred, but entries will be taken until 3:45 pm on the day of the event.
For more information, please contact Sammie Bohnert (870) 509-1035

Please make plans to attend this year’s festivities! Last year we had around 1200 people in attendance. Hopefully with good weather we can host even more people this year! See You All There!

6th Annual Christmas Past & Present!

Posted by admin | December 10, 2013.

The City of Gillett,

Arkansas Post National Memorial and State Museum

and Gillett Civic Group, Inc.

present

6th Annual

Christmas Past and Present

Saturday, December 14th

8:30 am Breakfast with Santa at the Gillett United Methodist Church. Wear your pajamas!

11:00 am Parade on Gillett’s Main Street – Theme “It’s Christmas Charlie Brown!” Contact Sally Keffer at 870-830-6012. Cash prizes for winning entries. Line up 10:30 am.

12:00 – 1:30 pm Smoked chicken luncheon fundraiser sponsored by the Gillett Civic Group. Call 870-830-5410 for to go orders!

1:00 – 5:00 pm Open Houses at Arkansas Post State Museum (featuring old-fashioned Santa, vintage crafts for children and refreshments.) and Arkansas Post National Memorial (refreshments, tours and slide show).

5:30 pm Annual Gillett City Christmas Tree Lighting at Jesswein Memorial Park where the Gillett Citizen of the Year will be presented, carols will be sung and Santa will make an appearance bringing fruit and candy to the kids.

Please come out and enjoy a day full of Christmas activities!

2013 RAVE…our 5th Anniversary its… “Old Hollywood”!

Posted by admin | October 16, 2013.

It’s that time again! Our 5th annual R.A.V.E. Benefit Dinner & Auction has been set for Saturday, November 2nd at Buckshot Lodge.

The Glamour of Nostalgic Old Hollywood will sweep us away!   Ladies let’s stroll down the red carpet with our dapper Gentlemen for an entertaining evening to benefit the Gillett Civic Group Scholarship Fund as well as other community projects sponsored by our group. This year’s R.A.V.E. is going to be even better with live entertainment and lots of unique auction items for bid. The evening’s events are below:

5:30 pm Silent Auction

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Live Auction

9:00 pm Entertainment by The Stone Pony Band - Dave Selvey

This year’s ticket price is $30.00 per ticket and tickets are selling fast! Please contact Jennifer Menard 870-830-5410 for ticket information!

2013 Heritage Days Festival…Better than Ever!

Posted by admin | March 28, 2013.

2013 Heritage Days Festival
May 4th, May 24th & All Day May 25th
Menard Heritage Park
Gillett, AR

The Gillett Civic Group will hold the 5th annual Heritage Days Festival. Kids will enjoy old fashion pioneer activities provided by the Arkansas Post Museum as well as other kids activities held at Menard Heritage Park on the West end of Main Street in Gillett. There are several competitions to enter this year so check out the FUN below!!!

SPONSORS & VENDORS:
We would like to thank our Heritage Days SPONSORS and VENDORS from last year!
If you are interested in being a festival Sponsor this year contact Jennifer Menard 870-946-1664.

If you are interested in being a festival Vendor this year contact Sally Keffer  870-830-6012.
The Deadline is May 10th for Sponsors and Vendors.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Saturday May 4th
5th annual Heritage Days Pageant 1:30 pm

For more information about the Heritage Days Pageant contact Sally Keffer  870-830-6012.
Our pageant is open to boys & girls from all over the state!

Friday May 24th….*NEW EVENT FOR THIS YEAR!!!!!
Spaghetti Supper- to benefit the Taylor Carter Scholarship Fund
*Held at the Gillett High School Cafeteria from 6pm - 8 pm
*$ 7.00 Minimum Donation per plate
*Serving:  Spaghetti, Salad, Bread & Dessert

Fore more information contact Sammie Bohnert 870-509-1035

Saturday May 25th
Champions for a Cause 5k
*Registration beginning at 7:30 am
*Walkers start at 8:30 am/ Runners start at 9:00 am

*Proceeds to benefit Dana’s House
Free Pancake Breakfast -
8:00-10:30 am - First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall *FREE for Everyone!
Horseshoe Tournament 10:00 am
Heritage Days Pageant Winners announced 11:00 am
Memorial Salute to the Veterans 12:00 am
Baggo Tournament 1:00 pm
BBQ Cook-Off Judged at……3:00 pm
Tug-of-War Competition 4:30 pm
Ringing of the Bell - 6:00 pm -GHS Alumni
- Everyone gather stagefront to sing Alma-Mater
Catfish Supper 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm prepared by the Gillett Fire Department
*To Benefit the Jase Ringo Trust Fund
Live Entertainment throughout the day ending at midnight

This year’s Live Entertainment features… Rare Remedy;  Ben Coulter;  Kasey Earl, The Prison Band, The Stone Pony Band & many other local entertainers.  

We will be selling Festival T-shirts again this year with the 2013 Antique Car Logo at the Spaghetti Supper and of course all day Saturday during the Festival under the Big Tent!

We welcome class reunion groups! To reserve a tent space contact Sally Keffer 870-830-6012 or print a form from this website.

If you are interested in entering any of the competitions you may print a form from this website and mail it along with your entry fee to the Gillett Civic Group at PO Box 116 Gillett, AR 72055 or you may visit the Gillett Civic Group REGISTRATION table under the Big Tent.

Please make plans to attend this year’s festivities! Last year we had around 1200 people in attendance. Hopefully with good weather we can host even more people this year! See You All There!

2012 RAVE is “Simply Southern”

Posted by admin | October 23, 2012.

It’s that time again! Our 4th annual R.A.V.E. Benefit Dinner & Auction has been set for Saturday, November 3rd at Buckshot Lodge.

This year’s theme is “Simply Southern!” So gentlemen please wear your stetsons & sportscoats and ladies lets get all dolled up for a fun evening to benefit the new Gillett Civic Group Scholarship Fund as well as other community projects sponsored by our group. This year’s R.A.V.E. is going to be even better with live entertainment and lots of unique auction items for bid. The evening’s events are below:

5:30 pm Silent Auction

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Live Auction

9:00 pm Entertainment by The Stone Pony Band - Dave Selvey

This year’s ticket price is $30.00 per ticket and tickets are selling fast! Please contact Jennifer Menard 870-830-5410 for ticket information!

New Gillett Civic Group Scholarship Fund

Posted by admin | April 17, 2012.

The Board of Directors for the Gillett Civic Group has established a new Scholarship Fund!  A portion of the Proceeds from all Gillett Civic Group events will benefit this new endeavor.  Thus far we have voted to provide one $500 scholarship per semester for 4 years.  Criteria and application to be announced at a later date and will be posted to this site as soon as possible.  Thank You to all for your support!!!

Congratulations to all the recipients!

2012 Recipient:  Amber Bell daughter of Keith & Lisa Bell of Tichnor

2013 Recipient:  To be announced

2012 Heritage Days Festival is READY, SET…GO!!!

Posted by admin | April 17, 2012.

2012 Heritage Days Festival
Saturday May 26th
Menard Heritage Park
Gillett, AR

The Gillett Civic Group will hold the 4th annual Heritage Days Festival. Kids will enjoy old fashion pioneer activities provided by the Arkansas Post Museum as well as other kids activities held at Menard Heritage Park on the West end of Main Street in Gillett. There are several competitions to enter this year including the addition of our Lawnmower/ATV Pull! Check out the FUN below!!!

SPONSORS & VENDORS:
We would like to thank our Heritage Days SPONSORS and VENDORS from last year! If you are interested in being a festival Sponsor or Vendor this year, please contact Jennifer Menard
870-946-1664
. The Deadline is May 15th for Sponsors and May 25th for Vendors.

Schedule of Events

Saturday May 19th
4th annual Heritage Days Pageant 2:00 pm
Talent Competition - (during the Pageant)

For more information about the Heritage Days Pageant and the Talent Competition please contact Sally Keffer at 870-830-6012. Our pageant is open to girls from all over the state!

Friday May 25th….*NEW EVENT FOR THIS YEAR!!!!!
Lawn Mower/ATV Pull - to benefit the Taylor Carter Scholarship Fund
*Held at the Gillett High School Football Field at 6:00 pm
*$2.00 per person admission
*Concession available!
*$5.00 per hookup to enter the competition
*For more information call Dale Midkiff at 870-344-1263

Saturday May 26th
Southwind 5k Run/Walk -
*Registration beginning at 6:30 am
*Walkers start at 7:30 am/ Runners start at 8:00 am
*Proceeds to benefit the Gillett Back Pack Program
Horseshoe Tournament 10:00 am
Memorial Salute to the Veterans 10:30 am
Heritage Days Pageant Winners announced 11:00 am
Civic Group Luncheon 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Baggo Tournament 1:00 pm
Ringing of the Bell - GHS Alumni 2:00 pm
BBQ Cook-Off Judged at……3:00 pm
Tug-of-War Competition 3:30 pm
*$1,000 CASH PRIZE for the winning Tug-of-War team!
*5 Man teams!!!
Catfish Supper 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fireworks Display 9:00 pm *NEW THIS YEAR!!!!
Live Entertainment following the Fireworks Display 9:30 pm - 12:00 pm

This year’s Live Entertainment features… Gavin Lepine on the Fiddle; Gillett Community Choir; The Stone Pony Band from Dumas, AR; Ben Coulter; One Way Road Band from Vilonia, AR and many other local entertainers just to name a few!

We will be selling Festival T-shirts again this year with the 2012 Steamboat Logo at the Heritage Days Pageant; The Lawnmower/ATV Pull and of course all day Saturday during the Festival!

We welcome the class reunion groups and if information is needed please contact Jennifer Menard at 870-946-1664.

If you are interested in entering any of the competitions you may download a form from this website and mail it along with your entry fee to the Gillett Civic Group at PO Box 116 Gillett, AR 72055 or you may visit the Gillett Civic Group REGISTRATION table under the Big Tent.

Please make plans to attend this year’s festivities! *This year we have added an awesome Fireworks Display by Mr. Tony Berry that is sure to be a huge success! Last year we had around 1200 people in attendance. Hopefully with good weather we can host even more people this year! See You All There!

2011 R.A.V.E. a huge success!

Posted by admin | October 18, 2011.

It’s that time again! Our 3rd annual R.A.V.E. Benefit Dinner & Auction has been set for Saturday, November 5th at Buckshot Lodge.

This year’s theme is “Stetsons & Stilettos!” So gentlemen please wear your stetsons & sportscoats and ladies lets get all dolled up for a fun evening to benefit the new Gillett Civic Group Scholarship Fund as well as other community projects sponsored by our group. This year’s R.A.V.E. is going to be even better with live entertainment and lots of unique auction items for bid. The evening’s events are below:

5:30 pm Silent Auction

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Live Auction

9 pm - Midnight Jamestown Flood Band

This year’s ticket price is $30.00 per ticket and tickets are selling fast! Please contact Jennifer Menard 870-830-5410 for ticket information!