Cherokee Village and the Lake Thunderbird area are the places to be on Labor Day weekend. Thunder on Thunderbird is planned for the area and will include numerous activities for the entire family all day Saturday, Sept. 5.
Jack Lowe, a pyrotechnician from the area and member of the Highland Elks Lodge will be doing a fireworks show by Air Magic, at 8:30 p.m. Lowe said there will be a special tribute during the show to the area for coming back from four natural disasters.
At 10 a.m., the day gets kicked off with a beauty pageant at the Town Center Pavilion and food and craft vendors at both the pavilion and Thunderbird Marina.
A canoe race will also be held at Lake Sequoia Boat ramp at 10 a.m., as well as a car show at King Rhodes Real Estate parking lot, and bouncy houses for the kids across from the marina.
At 2 p.m., the battle of the bands begins at the pavilion with Mike Grey and Loren from Backflash among others who will entertain the crowd until 7 p.m. when the crowd will gather at Thunderbird for a spectacular fire works display that promises to be memorable.
The event is a collaboration with the Highland Elks Lodge 2539 and the Spring River Survival Guide Magazine. Lowe said the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. He said advance tickets are available by contacting him for further information.
Lowe said sponsors or the event include First National Banking Company, The River 98.3 FM, A to Z Printing and Signs, and Simmons First Bank.
Lowe invites the public out to this event. For vendor information or questions regarding Thunder on Thunderbird contact Jack at 870-257-3969 or e-mail at email@example.com.