An LA triple play
Saturday, September 20, 2014, there was more going on in LA than you could shake a stick at. Grider Field in Pine Bluff hosted a fly-in airshow, the parking lot of Tractor Supply in White Hall hosted a Dog Wash and Bake Sale presented by Pine Bluff Animal Friends, and down the road a piece, in Dumas, Fun Day wrapped up the week-long Ding Dong Days festival.
Now in the overall scheme of things, considering wars, pestilence, politics, IPOs, massive drug raids, NFL miscreants, the heartbreak of psoriasis, and new gadget introductions — these LA happenings may not sound like much — but to those involved, they are a big deal. That said, they are also a big deal to us. Pffffffft to the alleged big issues, full speed ahead in LA.
Before we go much further, we recommend that you check out the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com where this tale started. You’ll see airplanes, dogs, and fun times.
The Air Show
The Razorback Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association of America hosts an annual fly-in air show at Grider Field in Pine Bluff, Arkansas each September. A regular feature of the event is a gathering of small high-performance aircraft whose pilots demonstrate precision formation flying and sometimes an aerobatics show. It is a great opportunity to see a great performance by skilled airplane drivers, most of whom built their own aircraft from kits.
See our previous articles on the airshow:
- Corndancer Photo of the Week, September 12, 2010
- Corndancer Photo of the Week, September 22. 2013
- Weekly Grist, September 12, 2010
- Weekly Grist, September 22. 2013
The Dog Wash
Pine Bluff Animal Friends, a support group for the Pine Bluff Animal Control shelter conducted a Dog Wash / Bake Sale in the parking lot of Tractor Supply at White Hall, Arkansas. The event included dogs available for rescue adoption. Lots of wet noses and wagging tails.
Ding Dong Days Fun Day (and a tad more)
The last stop in the LA triple play was Fun Day of the Week long Ding Dong Days festival in Dumas, Arkansas. These folks know how to put on a successful event which is fun for all. The event has everything but the kitchen sink on its agenda: An annual dinner, a parade, a pageant, a 5k run-walk, a barbeque contest, a horseshoe tournament, a cake walk, inflatables, a car show, rock climbing and more. On their web site they say they are a “progressive southern Delta town.” They are telling the truth. We, however have fudged. Three of the pictures below are from Friday, but what the heck, that’s close enough.
Ding Dong Days picture galleries
See the Dumas web site parade and fun day galleries for the bigger visual story. Click below to suit your fancy.
There you have it in a shade less than a 100 mile round trip, a taste of a day in LA. Ain’t life grand?!
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