Everyone needs to begin finalizing their plans for a visit to Helena during the spring! Not only will everything be beautiful due to spring bursting forth with its annual reawakening, but there will also be a lot going on. We have the house reserved for the families of two different couples that will be getting married ( April 6: Julia Nordsieck will wed Nick Malinowski and, May 4 Anna Skorupa will wed Doug Friedlander). We are excited to meet their families and to participate in their festivities. Helena will also be have the Wild Hog Festival the last weekend in April, the Warfield Festival the first week in May, the reenactment of the Battle of Helena on May 25 and 26 plus other fun events. Call now to make your reservations with us!
The Helena Holiday Festival of events will begin on December 1 with the lighting of the tree and Courtsquare Park at 6:30 pm. Join us in the park in front of the Phillips County Courthouse to sing some carols, light the tree and enjoy hot chocolate and birthday cake. Birthday cake????? We will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Sonny Boy Williams, the famous Blues musician!
On December 6, the Warfield Concert Series presents "Tis the Season" at 7:30 at the Lily Peters Auditorium on the Phillips Community College of the U of A campus. This event is free to everyone.
The Helena Christmas Parade will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 8 beginning at West Helena Baptist Church on Plaza and ending at H and M Hardware on Sebastian.
The Humane Society of the Delta will host a Miss Humane Society of the Delta Beauty Pageant on Saturday, December 1 at 3:30 in the Malco Theater on Cherry Street. Then, on Saturday, December 8 at 7:00, following the parade, a fundraiser, Deck the Paws, will be held at Biscuit Row. Entry fee is $15.00. Blues music will be the entertainment and beer, wine, and mufalettos will be sold.
Helena on Ice will return to Helena on December 12, 13, and 14 for school children to enjoy during the school day. Friday, December 14, 5:00 - 8:00 the rink will open to the public. Children will skate free!!!!! At 5:00 we will unwrap the newest bronze sculpture in the park, a young African American Southland School student. The program will then have school choir groups performing, a Readers Theater from Central High School, and other groups bringing Christmas Cheer to everyone in attendance. Community skating will continue on Saturday, December 15, 10:00 - 6:00.
All of the activities are being sponsored by the Helena Advertising and Promotions Commission as a Christmas gift to our community.
In September we have a BMW Club travelling from Houston through Helena stopping in for a restful evening. Then, a high school reunion group will follow them. A wedding group will fill the house during September as well. King Biscuit Blues Festival brings some of our favorite guests. There will be old friends from high school, international guests, an Elvis impersonator from Tupelo, MS, a recording producer, and others that bring interesting stories and lots of fun with them! Exciting times are heading our way!