Community Celebrates Hector Dogg Daze 2016

The band Down South, with Cody Martin as Lead Singer, Jason Waterson playing Lead Guitar, Damen Shores playing Bass, and Jeff Riley on drums. Photo by Lacey Keenan © 2016
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Local residents bring pet poodle to Dogg Daze Celebration in Hector, Ar. 2016 Photo by Lacey Keenan ©2016
Residents bring pet poodle to Dogg Daze Celebration in Hector, Ar. 2016
Photo by Lacey Keenan ©2016

Hector residents beat the rain to celebrate Dogg Daze on Saturday, June 4th, at Cecil Riley Memorial Park. Aside from a morning sprinkle, the sun allowed for a festive day. As stated in a previous article, the annual festival commemorates the quirky way the town got its name.

Mike Cope and Stephanie Warwick raise awareness for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and friends of CASA with handout information on how to volunteer and necklaces made by a few creative children. Photo by Lacey Keenan ©2016
Mike Cope and Stephanie Warwick raise awareness for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and friends of CASA with handout information on how to volunteer and necklaces made by a few creative children. Photo by Lacey Keenan ©2016

Dogg Daze gives members of the community the chance to meet for a day of fun for kids, local fundraising, enjoying good music, raising awareness, and good old-fashioned camaraderie. C.A.S.A. volunteers, Mike Cope, and Stephanie Warwick occupy a booth to spread the message about the important work of C.A.S.A.’s 5th Judicial District and the need for new volunteers.

Chief of Police, BeLinda Shelton raises money for the City of Hector by taking a turn in the dunk tank. Photo by Lacey Keenan ©2016
Chief of Police BeLinda Shelton raises money for Hector High School Cheer by taking a turn in the dunk tank. Photo by Lacey Keenan ©2016

The dunk tank was an active place this year as children and adults all took a turn throwing tennis balls to give volunteering officials a splash in the cold water. Among the good sports raising money for Hector  High School Cheer were Hunter Huffman, Coach Taylor, Chief Shelton, Chris Kelly, Mr. Stroud, and even Mayor Riley.

Fireman and EMS worker, Roger Standridge, forgoes the use of tennis balls when he dunks Chief Shelton after making his donation. Photo By Lacey Keenan ©2016
Firefighter and EMS worker, Roger Standridge, decides not to use tennis balls when he dunks Chief Shelton after making his donation. Photo By Lacey Keenan ©2016

Firefighter and EMS worker, Roger Standridge, declines the tennis balls and heads toward the ice-cold drinks booth before reaching back to push the release button and dunk Chief Shelton. The many smiles and sounds of laughter throughout the day are proof that this year’s event was a success.

Topics of Further Interest and Information 

For information about how to become a volunteer for CASA of the 5th Judicial District, which covers Pope, Franklin, and Johnson Counties contact (479) 880-1195 or (479) 647-3293

For information about how to join Friends of Casa contact Stephanie Warwick (620) 218-3639

Pee Wee Football of Hector, for kids in second grade through 12 yrs. old are still in need of 45 jerseys for the players. To find out more call Kitty Hamilton (479) 223-0723

For more information about the Arkansas Forestry Service contact (501) 296-1940

For more information or to order from the Scentsy catalog contact Amanda Duvall, our local independent Scentsy Consultant.

For more information about Nerium anti-aging products contact our local representative, Barb Koehn (479) 280-4466 or email koehnbarb12@gmail.com

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