In honor of Veterans, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, Ultimate Auto Group, and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot will hold the second annual Heroes & Legends event Thursday, November 9 in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus.
Pinkston 6th grade students will open the event with a free concert at 1 p.m. Led by Sherry Mohler, more than 200 students will participate in the patriotic choir performance. Mohler, who holds a Masters in Music Education from Missouri State, has been teaching for 29 years.
From 2 – 4 p.m., Veterans may visit with vendors during a Veteran’s Fair, held in the Dale Bumpers Great Hall at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. Cookies and coffee will be served as Veterans visit with invited companies who offer services, including the following:
Mountain Home VA Clinic
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Arkansas Workforce Services
VA Claims Office
Medicare Healthplan Resource Center
VA Public Affairs Officer
Baxter County Assessor
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Baxter County Veterans Service Office
VA Caregiver Support Program
Mruk Family Education Center on Aging
District Veterans Services Officer
West Plains Bank
Ozark Surgical Group
Area Agency on Aging
Ultimate Auto Group
KTLO, Classic Hits and the Boot
Veterans will be treated to a free Bar-B-Que dinner beginning at 4 p.m. in the Trout Room of the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. The meal is sponsored by Lt. Col. Mary Walker, U.S. Army Retired; and Capt. Robert Walker, U.S. Army Veteran. Catered by 178 Club featuring Bull Shoals Bar-B-Que, the meal includes pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, potato salad, baked beans, brownies, tea and water.
At 5:45 p.m., Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH, will welcome the crowd of Veterans and guests in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center at The Sheid. Fifty-three members of the Pinkston Middle School choir will perform four patriotic numbers and a presentation of the colors will be presented by the Mountain Home High School NJROTC. Bud Zorman, NJROTC instructor for Mountain Home High School, and ten cadets will be involved in the presentation of colors.
During the Armed Forces Medley, Veterans will be asked to stand according to their branch of service. Students will also sing God Bless America, My America, and God Bless the USA. Headlining the event is a concert featuring Mammoth Spring native, Ashley McBryde. The 6:00 p.m. Ashley McBryde concert is open to the general public, but tickets are required.
Presenting sponsors for the Heroes and Legends event include: ASUMH; Lt. Col. Mary Walker, U. S. Army Retired; Capt. Robert Walker, U.S. Army Veteran; KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot; and Ultimate Auto Group.
Sponsors contributing $1,000 to the event include: Ozark Surgical Group; Medicare Healthplan Resource Center; and West Plains Bank. $500 sponsors include: Kilgore Vision Center; Baxter Regional Medical Center; Ozark Eye Center; and DeAtley Dental Care. One $100 sponsor is Plumlee Tire. Contributing water and cookies for the event are: Arvest Bank; Harps Mountain Home; Harps West Mountain Home; Harps Bull Shoals; Harps Yellville; Town and Country Discount Foods; Orscheln’s Farm and Home, Mountain Home; WalMart of Flippin.
While all events are free for Veterans, a ticket is required for the Bar-B-Que and evening concert. Tickets may be picked up at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, with proof of service, in advance of the events. Veterans may purchase guest tickets for the meal and concert for $10.
Tickets for the Ashley McBryde concert are available to the general public for $15 on the floor or $10 in the riser section. Tickets may be purchased at The Sheid’s Box Office, online at www.thesheid.com or by calling 870-508-6280.
A free shuttle will be available throughout the afternoon. For more information, contact Christy Keirn at (870) 508-6109.