Phillips County commissioners bought a site northwest of Holyoke from W.H. Slack on April 18, 1919, to be used for the Phillips County Fairs. The site had a well, a windmill and a cistern for storage, and in 1921 a grandstand was built that had a capacity of 700 people. In 1928, bleacher seats had new planks, and two sections were roofed over. A new grandstand was completed in June of 1955, east of the old grandstand, and a cover over the new grandstand was added in 1956. In 1963, plastic covers were added to the grandstand, and arena lights were added. —Phillips County Museum

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago
    April 26, 2012

Kids 6 and under ran as fast as their little legs could take them at the Easter egg hunt on the Courthouse lawn last Saturday. As the hunt nears its end, Ariany Saenz Nevarez is thrilled to find an unclaimed piece of candy nestled in the grass. —Johnson Publications

Austynn Schlachter rushes to pick up candy, toting a bucket nearly as big as she is and gaining confidence with every treat she finds. —Johnson Publications

Little ones hunt for little Easter treasures Saturday

Each year, local youth can count on a good time and plenty of loot at Holyoke’s community Easter egg hunts. This year, Saturday, April 15, the action began at 1 p.m. and was over in a flash.


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