2015 Heritage Days Festival!

Posted by admin | May 6, 2015.

2015 Heritage Days Festival

The Gillett Civic Group will hold its annual Heritage Days Festival on Saturday May 23, 2015 at Menard Heritage Park located on the West end of Main Street. Heritage Days has become a popular event that everyone looks forward to attending each year. It is a time we can come together as a community - a time to visit with family, friends and even classmates!   It has grown tremendously in attendance since the first year in 2009!  We had 19 competitors in our BBQ Competition last year and are making room for even more this year!  The Tug-of-War has proven to be VERY ENTERTAINING also and has grown in competition as well!

Don’t miss out on the FUN!!! Mark your calendars now to attend this year’s festivities!

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   Lee Ann Kelnhofer 870-509-2332.
The Deadline is May 8th for Sponsors and May 15th and Vendors.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Saturday May 16th @ GHS Auditorium
Heritage Days Pageant & TALENT Competition           1:30 pm
*For information contact Sally Keffer  870-830-6012.
Our pageant is open to boys & girls from all over the state!

Saturday May 23rd @ Menard Heritage Park
Adjacent Lots:
Horseshoe Tournament Begins                       10:00 am

Baggo Tournament Begins 12:00 pm
Tug-of-War Competition Begins 4:30 pm

Under the Big Tent:
Pancake Breakfast by Grace Church               8:00 am - 10:00 am

Check out our Tent Vendors                                9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Catfish Supper by Gillett Fire Dept.                  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Center Stage:
Memorial Salute to the Veterans                          11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ringing of the Bell - GHS Alumni gather stagefront to sing Alma-Mater      11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Heritage Days Pageant Winners announced  11:30 am
-  12:00 pm

The Lancaster Family 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Rue Buell Performance                                     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
BBQ Award Presentation                                  5:30 pm
The Prison Band                                                5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In the Park - ALL DAY:
Professional Athletics performances throughout the day!
Check out our Park Vendors                9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FREE Kids Activities - Giant Water Slides & an Inflated Slip-n-Slide

We will be selling Festival T-shirts again this year with the 2015 Festival Logo at the Pageant May 16th and on Saturday during the Festival under the Big Tent!

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

BBQ competitors get ready!  $1,000 cash prize for the BEST OVERALL BBQ & other prizes!
Want to enter our BBQ competition???  Contact:  Sally Keffer 870-830-6012

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.

Tug-of-War Competition:  GET YOUR TEAMS TOGETHER for a MUDDY GOOD TIME!
For more information, please contact Sammie Chappell (870) 509-1035.

Gillett Civic Group would like to thank all of our volunteers who make this event possible!  We would also like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Trites and Mr. & Mrs. Fuhrman for allowing use of their property.



7th Annual Christmas Past & Present!

Posted by admin | December 1, 2014.

The City of Gillett & the Gillett Civic Group, Inc.

present

the 7th Annual

Christmas Past and Present

Saturday, December 13th

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 “This is the Reason for the Season!” Contact Sally Keffer at 870-830-6012. Cash prizes for winning entries. Line up 10:30 am.

11:30 – 1:00 pm Smoked chicken luncheon fundraiser sponsored by the Gillett Civic Group. Call 870-830-5410 for to go orders!

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!

2014 R.A.V.E. is “Camo & Cocktails”! *New Location!

Posted by admin | September 29, 2014.

It’s that time again! Our annual R.A.V.E. Benefit Dinner & Auction has been set for Saturday, November 1st at Menard - Old Post Duck Lodge at 176 Gentry West Lane in Gillett.

Mark your calendars for the 1st Saturday in November as we bring in Fall with this year’s theme of “Camo & Cocktails”.   Ladies let’s show our gentlemen how stunning we can be in that perfect little cocktail dress!  Gentlemen let’s look “Camo Classy” for our ladies!  Please join us 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 a real QUACK with entertainment and lots of unique auction items for bid. The evening’s events are below:

6:00 pm Photo Session - wine, cheese & mingling with your friends

7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Live Auction

9:00 pm Entertainment

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!

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!

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!