Hill N Dale

The Hill N Dale Hiking Club will be hiking September 14 from Centerpoint TH to Steel Creek Campground on the River Trail. This hike includes branches to the Goat Bluff Overlook and Granny Henderson’s Cabin, which is an 8.8 mile hike with seven river crossings.

Interested hikers can contact “Trail Boss” Bev Munstermann at (479) 721-2193 or [email protected]

Information: bvhikingclub.com.

fly tyers

The Bella Vista Fly Tyers Club is hosting a major home and sporting goods sale September 16-17 inside the United Lutheran Church at 100 Cooper Road.

The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and will include hundreds of fishing items such as rods, reels, lures and many other items.

Club chairman Donnie Roberts said proceeds from the sale will be used to support the variety of projects the club is involved in.

“The main goals of our club are camaraderie with other anglers, giving back to our community, conserving our lakes and the wildlife around them, learning new techniques, and having fun while doing it all,” said Roberts, who has been a member of the club since 2019. “Since joining the club, we have been involved in several projects with the Bella Vista Property Owners Association on and around our beautiful lakes. We have donated money for new docks, fish cleaning stations, fish to stock lakes and fish habitat We’ve donated hundreds of volunteer hours to help elementary school children learn to fish, rework some of the fish cleaning stations, assembling fish habitats and putting them in lakes.”

The loss of the club’s main source of income has placed greater emphasis on events like this sale to generate revenue to help fund these projects.

“When I joined the club, our main fundraising was collecting cardboard for the BV recycling centre,” he said. “When that revenue stream dried up, we started finding new ways to raise money. We’ve always had sports sales, so we focused on improving them and with more stuff.”

Information: bvft.org.

officers

The Northwestern Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is planning a “meet and greet” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Washington County Veterans Services Office, 62 W North St. in Fayetteville.

The event is free. Anyone eligible for MOAA membership is encouraged to consider joining and meeting with the members of the Northwest Arkansas Chapter. The chapter is open to former active duty and retired officers and noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Armed Forces of all components, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard, as well as ‘to the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

At MOAA chapter meetings, members find camaraderie, informative programs, and guest speakers who address a wide range of veteran, military, and community issues.

RSVP is required by September 14.

Information: Email [email protected]

VFW Auxiliary

VFW Post 2952 Auxiliary will present a POW/MIA Missing Man table at 11 a.m. September 16 at All American Steakhouse, 3492 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

The table will remain set up until September 21 every day. The community is encouraged to bring their families and take a moment to honor those who never returned to their families. Information will be provided to educate younger family members about the Missing Man table and its significance.

Mark and Laura Bazyk, owners of All American Steakhouse, have agreed to donate a percentage of their meal sales from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 21 to the VFW Post 2952 Auxiliary. These funds will go towards ongoing assistance for veterans programs.

Information: (479) 601-1319 or email [email protected]

historical society

The Washington County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. on October 2 at Bailey Hall at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. This will be the first in-person annual meeting since 2019. Instead of the usual noon lunch format, this year’s meeting will be an afternoon event with dessert served after the election of board members. administration of the annual meeting and presentation of the 2022 Washington County Distinguished Citizen Award.

The Distinguished Citizen Awards are presented annually to one or more individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of Washington County and its communities, have made lasting contributions to preserving and celebrating the county’s history, or have provided outstanding and sustained service or support to the historical society.

The 2022 honorees are Judy Brittenum, a retired University of Arkansas landscape architecture professor and former WCHS board member, and former Washington County Judge Jerry Hunton, who also served as a state representative and member of the Lincoln School Board.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at bit.ly/3B8uTeX or by calling WCHS at (479) 521-2970.

Information: email [email protected]

Golf 5+4

The Bella Vista Women’s Five+Four Hole Golf Association is accepting members for the 2022 golf season. Founded in 1973, the group welcomes POA members who are relatively new to the game, as well as those who are good, experienced golfers.

The group usually plays at Golf de Bretagne where golfers have the option of walking or using carts. Other courses will be played on a few dates. The game takes place from Monday to October. Members score the first five holes of the game, after which players can retire or complete the nine-hole course. A variety of games are played (scrambles, closer to the pin, longest drive, etc.) No handicaps are used.

To sign up to play, register at the golf course or email Char [email protected]

The annual membership fee is $15. Make checks payable to Women’s 5+4 Hole Golf Association. To register to play with the band, go to the website and print and complete a registration form and send it to the treasurer along with your registration fee.

Information: google.sites.com/site/bv5wga.