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Message from the President:

Ice Cream Social at Carol's Porch                                                              

Diets are all off.  It is time for Deserts and Ice cream.  We will be Making Homemade Ice Cream on Carol's Porch at 6115 Sullivan Road, Little Rock, AR.  Please, bring all your fixings for your ice cream, Ice, Salt, Ice cream makers, and Drinks.  We will be cooking Grilled Chicken.  Please, bring the fixings for all the sides, desserts, and drinks.  We have paper products for the group already.   We will start about 9 am and stay until the last UNO card is played.  Please, bring enough food to stay for the duration.   Please, bring snacks for during the card game.  Looking forward to seeing Ya'll. 

131th Old Solders Reunion  in Heber Spring, Ark. August 2-4th at Spring Park   
The American Legion is sponsoring this event.  It is an 1880 Post Civil War event. They will have a Parade at 6pm Thursday 8/2/18. It will start at Harp's and end at Spring Park.  It is about a 1 mile walking parade and our participation is requested.  There is a prize for the best 3 floats.  They are requesting that we provide reenactors that do primitive skill for demonstrations on Friday and Saturday and make a Rendezvous site with lodges and Buck Skinners. Contact James Cathey after 4:30 pm at 501-206-9120 with any questions. 

 2018 Annual EARA picnic will be held August 25. 
We were not able to get a pavilion at Wooly Hollow as we had planned.  We have been graciously offered the FOP location in NLR. It will be at the North Little Rock Fraternal Organization of Police club house at 3201 River Road, NLR, AR.  We will have a large air conditioned building w/ kitchen, covered patio, playground (within walking distance up the road) and parking lot.  We will meet at 9:30 and have lunch at 2:00ish.  We hope all will attend.  Please, bring Sides, Deserts, Condiments, and Drinks.  We will have Hamburgers and Hotdogs. The club will provide the buns, meat and ice. There will be an Annual Business meeting at 10:30 and we request all the officers and board members attend.                                                   

Battle of Jenkin's Ferry 
We have been invited to participate in the event.   Janette Horton has a 180 acre site in Sheridan, Arkansas area that will host the nonprofit event.  She says that there will be 1000+ public in attendance.  It is at 7271 Hwy 465, Sheridan, AR 72150.  She requested that we will be doing the primitive skills like the camp followers in that time period.  It is a commemoration of the Civil War Battle.  The nonprofit organization that puts this event gives scholarships.  They will require a $10.00 camp fee per reenactor to cover porta potties and other items.
Trade Blankets and Traders are encouraged without a fee.  Everyone is encouraged to give a donation to the good work that the group provides with the Scholarship Fund.  We are not of that time period, but are requested to come to do as a camp follower would have done and portray much of our skills that are in both the Pre-1840 and Civil War time period.  If anyone wants more information, please call Teresa Lafferty/James Thompson. 501-247-6466.   Tony/Karen Woodruff have attended this event for years and would be able to assist with your questions, also.