The city of Highland is gearing up for their 10th Anniversary Celebration.
The celebration will be held at the Highland High School football field starting at noon on Oct. 11. "We told the churches to pray for good weather," Richard Smith, an anniversary celebration chairmen, said.
The set up of booths and displays will begin at 9 a.m. the morning of Oct. 11. "Anyone who would like to set up a booth can do so at no cost," Smith said. "All they have to do is contact Larry Allen at 870-856-3849. Larry is the coordinator for setting up booths."
A punt, pass and kick contest will be held throughout the day. Registration for the event will begin at 11 a.m. the morning of the event. The contest is for boys and girls ages 7-12. The divisions will be separated by age and gender.
The finals for the punt and pass contest will begin at 3:15 p.m. Following the contest, Holden Sporting Goods will present the awards for the contest. There will be trophies for the top three in each of the six divisions. For any questions regarding this event, Ty Casey can be contacted at 870-710-0926.
The Spring River Car Club will hold a classic car show starting at noon. "The people who attend, can pick up voting ballots for the car show. They have to be turned in by 4 p.m.," Smith said. The results for the car show will be announced at 4:30 p.m.
At 12:15 p.m., the opening ceremony of the celebration will begin with the presentation of colors by Wes Austin and Charles Holloway. Denise Gibbons will perform the "Star Spangled Banner." The new city of Highland flag design will be presented along with the awards at 1:30 p.m.
Following the opening ceremony, Highland Hills Baptist Church, Highland First Assembly of God and Abundant Life Church will compete in "The Battle of the Churches." This competition will be a relay type race. "We have three churches in Highland and they wanted to call this event the battle of the churches. I think this is going to be a lot of fun," Smith said.
Town and Country will hold a pie and cake baking contest at 1 p.m. Throughout the day, KSAR will be broadcasting live. FNBC will have kiddie train rides and there will be live music.
"There will be door prizes and live music all day, so, we invite everyone to come and celebrate with us," Smith said.