November 16, 2018

The Arkansas CW Crew Checks Out The Holiday Celebration Going on at Silver Dollar City in Branson!



The Arkansas CW Crew spent the day checking out the holiday celebration going on now through January 1st at Silver Dollar City in Branson.  Below you can check out the Joyful Voices Carolers,  Tinker Juniors Toy Shop, (Tinker The Christmas Tree) Hillcreek Pottery, A trip through Jingle Bell Junction, Hazel Blown Glass, Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train, Christmas in Midtown and a trip through the 6.5 million led light displays. Last year, it was one of the top 10 holiday places to visit in the nation during the holidays. The Crew found out there is so much to see with the sun goes down in Midtown! Watch it all below just click the video and check out the photo gallery.  

The Crew Checks Out the Holiday Celebration click below...




Joyful Voice Carolers
Who travel around the whole park singing and bringing joyful elements to the holiday experience at the park.  

Tinker Junior's Toy shop
A fun interactive children's show featuring Tinker Junior, a 12 foot talking and singing Christmas Tree.

Hillcreek Pottery
We found a lot cool gift ideas at Hillcreek Pottery! They offer daily demonstration of wheel-thrown pottery and a large array of pottery products.

Jingle Bell Junction
This is a one stop holiday decor shop.  So if you are looking for a place that provides wide range of holiday fun for your home, this is the place!

Hazel's Blown Glass Craftsmen 
Master Craftsman Shawn Watt creates elegant yet functional works of art as Master Craftsman at Hazel's Blown & Cut Glass 

Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train 
This train ride takes passengers on a musical journey through the beautiful Ozark Mountain countryside.

Christmas in Midtown
Revel in the warmth and beauty of the Christmas In Midtown® light spectacular, featuring 6.5 million twinkling lights.  Last year, it was one of the top 10 holiday places to visit in the nation during the holidays.  

Eva & Delilah's 
Expert bakers have combined carefully chosen fruits, nuts and spices to create the perfect traditional fruitcake.  Plus, lots of holiday goodies ready for you to take home for the holidays!

Silver Dollar City Gallery








You can join in the holiday family fun from now until January 1st. Go to silverdollarcity.com for more information on holiday festivities and calendar of events at Silver Dollar City in Branson.  



November 15, 2018

The Crew Stopped at Hillcreek Pottery to see some cool gift ideas for the holidays.

We found a lot cool gift ideas at Hillcreek Pottery! We had a chance to speak with Senior Craftsman Amanda Conner while visiting Silver Dollar City this past weekend. Check out below some of the creative pieces they are creating at the Hillcreek Pottery. 



Photo Gallery 


The Crew Had A Chance to Check Out Silver Dollar City for the 2018 Holiday Season!

The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out Branson for the 2018 holiday season!  Over the next week we will be releasing our Do The Ozarks Holiday Series from Branson. Our first stop was Christmas in Midtown at Silver Dollar City.  It was one of the top 10 holiday places to visit in the nation during the holidays. The Crew found out there is so much to see with the sun goes down in Midtown!  Silver Dollar City increased their light displays from 1.5 million to over 6.5 million led lights this year.  Click below to watch what the night at Silver Dollar City in Branson has in-store for you.

Christmas in Midtown interview



The Crew checks out the lights!



Branson Lights Gallery 
provided by Silver Dollar City



You can join in the holiday family fun from now until January 1st. Go to silverdollarcity.com for more information on holiday festivities and calendar of events at Silver Dollar City in Branson.  



November 13, 2018

THE 40/29 & THE ARKANSAS CW FEEDING HOPE TURKEY DRIVE FEB 16th





40/29 & THE ARKANSAS CW FEEDING HOPE
TURKEY DRIVE!
Frozen Turkey Donations, Matched By Butterball and Knorr Sides
Will Benefit Both Northwest Arkansas and River Valley Families


40/29 (KHBS/KHOG-TV) and The Arkansas CW encourage Northwest Arkansas and River Valley residents to help feed our neighbors in need by donating to the 6th annual Feeding Hope Turkey Drive this Friday on November 16th.

40/29 News anchors, reporters, The Arkansas CW Street Team, station volunteers and Feeding Hope Turkey Drive partners will be collecting uncooked *turkeys from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at twenty-two locations.


Below are the two primary drop-off locations:

Rogers - Walmart Super Center, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd.

Fort Smith – Walmart Super Center, 8301 Rogers Avenue



*For every Butterball turkey you give, your donation will be matched, up to a total of 1,000 Butterball turkeys. Plus, this year, Knorr will donate 10,000 bags of Knorr sides to supplement holiday meals for the hungry in our viewing area.

The River Valley Regional and Northwest Arkansas Food Banks and their agencies will also be collecting turkeys at the following area Walmart Super Centers & Neighborhood Market locations:

River Valley:

Fort Smith Main Location for Drop off– Walmart Super Center, 8301 Rogers Avenue

River Valley (6am – 6pm):

Alma - 367 W Cherry Street
Booneville – 1400 East Main Street
Clarksville -  230 Market Street
Dardanelle – 1172 N Highway 7
Fort Smith – 2210 N 62nd Street
Fort Smith - 2425 South Zero Street
Fort Smith – Neighborhood Market - 8600 US Highway 71 S
Fort Smith - Neighborhood Market – 4900 Rogers Avenue Suite 101J
Greenwood - 551 Liberty Drive
Mena - 600 Highway 71 N
Van Buren - 2214 Fayetteville Road

Northwest Arkansas (8am-6pm):

Berryville - 1000 West Trimble
Fayetteville - 3919 North Mall Ave.
Huntsville - 157 Gary Hatfield Way
Rogers - 2110 West Walnut
Siloam Springs - 2901 Highway 12 East
Springdale - 4870 Elm Springs Road
Springdale - 2004 South Pleasant

“Our stations are honored to help fight hunger, especially during the holidays,” said 40/29 and The Arkansas CW President and General Manager, Shawn A. Oswald. “Our Feeding Hope partners are extremely generous to help with the collection and distribution of donations.” 

40/29 and The Arkansas CW’s Feeding Hope Turkey Drive is a community outreach initiative developed with the support of Walmart, The River Valley Regional Food Bank, The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, their agencies, food pantries and supported by Butterball, Knorr and Allwell. 






November 8, 2018

Army Veteran Sheri Nodine Talks About the Service Dogs of Distinction Program

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We had a chance to speak with one of the veterans who have graduated from the program, army veteran Sheri Nodine. Click below for interview.


U.S. Army Veteran Sheri Nodine
Sheri began the program in November 2014 and graduated in the fall of 2015.  Sheri is a veteran of the U. S. Army where she worked as a air traffic controller.  She also worked for the Pea Ridge National Military Park for 24 years and retired as the facility manager.  

Bailey is a 5 year old Toy Poodle that Sheri purchased as a puppy.  Bailey is a graduate of Service Dogs of Distinction program and helps her do things she was unable to do before.  Sheri feels this program is saving veterans lives and continues to be involved.


Many PTSD, TBI Veterans don't drive, don't answer the phone, don't go outside in public, don't interact with strangers and resist assistance.  These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.   

If you are a veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, TBI or related illness and are in need of a service dog or would like to make a donation or get involved please contact them at:

  For more information on the organization or how to donate go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org

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"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


And


Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"


November 7, 2018

Army Veteran Bradley Drain Talks About the Service Dogs of Distinction Program


"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We had a chance to speak with one of the veterans who have graduated from the program, Army Veteran Bradley Drain.  Click below for interview.

U.S. Army Veteran Bradley Drain

Bradley Drain is retired from the U.S. Army.  Scooter a lab-hound mix is 5 years old and was a shelter dog out of Madison County.  They were matched in the summer of 2015. Bradley and Scooter completed training and graduated in June of 2016.   They continue to work with "Service Dogs of Distinction" volunteering to participate in fund raising and other events.  Bradley and Scooter currently volunteer with Sheepdog Intl in an effort to give back to other veterans. Scooter has allowed Bradley to go on vacation, drive by himself, attend public events, go shopping alone and a multitude of daily activities he couldn't do before.  


Twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide.  These men and women feel alone, misunderstood and devalued as human beings.  In many local cases, "Service Dogs of Distinction" is a veteran's last resort because Department of Veteran's Affairs does not provide nor reimburse veterans for service dogs.

"Service Dogs of Distinction" search for rescue dogs that will fit their program from local animal shelters, donations and rescue organizations.  These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.    

If you are a veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, TBI or related illness and are in need of a service dog or would like to make a donation or get involved please contact them at:


 For more information on the organization or how to donate go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org

__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


and



Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"