Tag: Wilson Park

SEEDS program announces final exhibit and performances Sept. 23

The SEEDS artist mentoring program has announced that its visual and music artists will give their final performances and art exhibits Sept. 23, and the public is invited. At 12 p.m., music mentor Tim Durham and his mentee, Cody Griesel, will give a one-hour community performance, entitled “Acoustics Unplugged,” under the […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

Cowley’s Outdoor Market back for fourth time during Last Run Car Show

Arkansas City soon will be host to the fourth biannual Cowley’s Outdoor Market at Wilson Park, jointly hosted by 1025 The River and the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kelly Dillner and Suvanah Perdue, event coordinators and client promotion representatives at 1025 The River, said they are excited about […]

Music in the Park to feature 3 in One, Huffman, Russells on Sept. 30

Wilson Park soon will be host to a concert under the rotunda. On Sept. 30, several local artists will gather for “Music in the Park.” “This is a free event to show our (appreciation) for all the love and support that the community has given us,” said event organizer Sandy […]

National Night Out kickoff party set for second straight year at Wilson Park

Arkansas City residents are encouraged to clear their calendars and head out to Wilson Park at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 for the Arkansas City Police Department’s annual National Night Out kickoff party. “We have many things planned this year and cannot wait to see you all,” ACPD School Resource Officer […]

Arkansas City Farm and Art Market plans Family Fun Night on Aug. 15

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will be host to a Family Fun Night from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. This evening of family-friendly fun will feature live music on the Wilson Park rotunda stage by Troy Pulver. There also will be food trucks, a bouncy house for […]

County time capsule includes items from Arkalalah, Etzanoa, Wilson Park

The City of Arkansas City recently donated several items for a countywide time capsule that was dedicated Aug. 4 during the Cowley County Fair in honor of the county’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. The items included (clockwise, from top left): The exciting progress of the Etzanoa Conservancy is represented by an […]

Alcohol consumption area moved to tennis courts for this year’s PrairieFest

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 on Aug. 1 to approve an ordinance allowing the consumption of alcohol at PrairieFest this year. While consumption also has been allowed in years past, there will be a change in where it can occur this year. In years past, beer was […]

Art in the Park to return as part of 2017 PrairieFest; other events planned

In 2017, PrairieFest will look much different than it has in recent years. The 54th annual PrairieFest Arts and Music Festival will begin Aug. 18 in Wilson Park and last for three days. This year, there will be many additions to this fundraising event for the Arkansas City Area Arts […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]