Ozarka College Mountain View students, faculty and staff created a float for the recent 51st annual Arkansas Folk Festival parade in Mountain View.
“Rafting the Rivers” was the theme of the Ozarka College entry, which depicted members of a pioneer family traveling downriver on a flat log raft to their new home in the Arkansas wilderness.
“Such means of travel cleverly took advantage of river currents and provided settlers with timber with which to build their new homes,” John Van Orman said.
“Nowadays, descendants of such settlers float our rivers for recreation while the courage, optimism and vision of these adventurous spirits live on in our community.”
The Ozarka College entry won 6th place and $50 for the college’s Student Government Association.
Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical/community college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The college offers 28 associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education.