The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce met July 9 at Hog Wild Pizza and were entertained with the singing of Sunny Aaron who has opened a new business in town in the old Whistle Stop Theater.
Aaron said he performs oldies from the '50s and '60s as well as some gospel. The name of the theater will be Bogart's Variety Theater and the grand opening and ribbon cutting was July 11.
Mayor Jean Pace said practice for the Solemn Old Judge play has begun and seems to be going well. She said the musicians are performing well. "They (the musicians) will make our show," Mayor Pace said. She said they are asking the Chamber to pay $60 per person to play, which will total $240. The Chamber agreed to pay the amount.
Chamber President Glenda Pryor said all of the cookbooks have been paid for and the chamber is making a little over $3 on each cookbook sold. It cost the Chamber $3,340.85 to order the cookbooks. The chamber will have a booth set up during the Mammoth Spring Reunion festival, which is the second week in August, to sell the cookbooks to anyone interested.
In old business, Pryor said she has been able to contact Janie Flynn of Areawide Media about magnetic business directories to give to residents. Pryor said she was still waiting on a price for the directories.
Several members of the Chamber said they were excited about having some new businesses in town, established within the past month. A new car wash has opened up across from the Out-of-the-Way Cafe. Wild Hog BBQ has opened and a theater, previously mentioned, has opened, as well.
The next Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Aug. 13 at Wood's Riverbend Restaurant. Members, guests, the public and those interested in becoming members are all welcome to attend.