A “Stump Meeting” fundraiser Scheduled for April 26 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center

Do you remember the day when communities came together at the town square to share fun food, entertainment, and time with good friends and neighbors to hear from their community, state and national leaders who were asking for their support.

A “Stump Meeting” will be a day of fun, music, food & excitement.   It will be FREE and open to the general public. Come, visit with friends and make new ones!

Candidates who are scheduled to speak thus far are as follows:

Bradley, Scott (D)VBC Sheriff           Sheriff, Van Buren County

Emberton, Lucas, (R)                       Sheriff, Van Buren County

Bradford, Pam (R)                            CountyClerk, Van Buren County

Braswell, Troy (Non-P), Prosecutor   Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 02

Winningham, Joe Don (Non-P)         Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 02

Brazil, Amy (Non-P), Judge               Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 01

Murphy, Mike (Non-P)                      Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 01

Byrd, Angela  (Non-P), Judge           Circuit Judge, District 20, District 04

Clark, David M. Clark, Judge             Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 04

Foster, H.G., Judge  (Non-P)             Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 05

Irvin, Missy Thomas, (R) , Sen.         State Senate, District 18

Drown, Trevor, (R)                           State Representative, District 68

Sellers, Zachary T. (R)                     State Representative, District 68
Hooper, Roger (Non-P), VBC Judge  County Judge, Van Buren County
Trina A. Jones, (D) VBC Assessor     Van Buren County Assessor
Wellenberger, Paul (Non-P) FFB, Mayor   Mayor, Fairfield Bay
The fundraiser is for the Conference Center. The other FOUR candidates are Senator Missy Thomas Irvin (R) who is running for re-election to the Senate; Troy Braswell, (Non-P) Chief Prosecutor for Faulkner, Searcy & Van Buren Counties who is running for Circuit Judge, District 20, Division 02; Zachary T. Sellers, (R) who is running for Arkansas State Representative, District 68; and Judge David M. Clark, (Non-P) who is seeking re-election as Fourth Division Circuit Judge for the Twentieth Judicial District of Arkansas. Please spread the word that this is a non-partisan event and all candidates who will be on the Fairfield Bay, Arkansas Voters’ Ballot – both Van Buren County & Cleburne County are invited to participate. Political candidates will be charged $100 to participate.

The “Stump Meeting” will be a day of fun and excitement for the Candidates and Community. It will be free and open to the general public.

NOTE-All candidates who call to schedule a time to participate will be included in the list of participants as we continue to promote the “Old Time Stump Meeting.”

The Stump Meeting will kick off on Saturday April 26 at 10:30 am and run until 3:00 pm. Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Men will be on the Cumings Party Deck grilling and selling hot dogs and hamburgers, so lots of good food and drink will be available.  Each candidate will have a scheduled time to make remarks to the crowd in the Great Ball Room and many will also have their representatives available at tables to answer questions and hand out materials. So often we seem to be voting “in the blind” because it is difficult to find time to attend individual meetings. Now we have the opportunity to not only see, hear and meet our candidates but also to spend time in conversation with them.

We will also be providing entertainment at special times during the day. We are pleased to tell you we will have our own Darrell Osborne with us to share his wonderful saxophone melodies in his own musical style.

We will also have Miss. Gwendlyn Kay providing her soulful rich voice and her passion for country music. Gwendlyn is an aspiring singer/songwriter and a country girl at heart. She has performed at many festivals, fairs and talent contest across the state of Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee.  Gwendlyn has had the honors of opening up for bands such as Neil McCoy, Luke Bryan, Rhett Akins, David Ball, Doug Stone, Ricochet, and Bellamy Brothers to name a few. Miss Kay has entertained at the National FFA Conventions in Indianapolis, Indiana for several years and performed live on the RFD TV channel and in front of 50 thousand FFA members in the Conseco Field house.

We will have a specific schedule of events in next week’s paper. Please mark the date of April 26, 2014 on your calendar and join us at the Convention and Visitor Center in FairfieldBay. For more information visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fairfieldbayconferencecenter/   or call 501-884-4202.