The Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee met Monday December 11th for their regular monthly meeting. The.meeting was held a week later than normal due to the Christmas Parade being held December 4th.
The committee officially approved something they agreed to by acclamation at the last meeting. The committee approved the Rose Hill Cemetery Association acting as the financial agent to handle Bicentennial funds.
Richard Read and Paul Henley briefed the group on the Arkansas Great Southwest Regional Tourism Association.
Keenan Williams showed a number of items SWS Engraving has produced bearing the Bicentennial logo. Williams also showed a brass coin or medallion. He noted silver coins can also be produced by SWS and A & B Machine here locally.
Sponsorship was also discussed as was the Hempstead County Educational Hall of Fame.