EUREKA SPRINGS—The South Arkansas Community College Foundation’s flagship fundraiser, the SouthArk Outdoor Expo, was bestowed several awards at the recent Arkansas Festivals and Events Association Conference and Trade Show here, including Event of the Year.
The September festival also was selected as the Gold winner in the categories of Volunteer of the Year and Best T-shirt. The Gold designation is an indication of a first-place finish.
The winner of the Volunteer of the Year award was Foundation President Greg Withrow.
“We are proud that our employees and students volunteer to make this event happen and share this success,” foundation director Cynthia Reyna said.
More than 40 different events were judged from across the state. This is the first year that the expo has been selected for Gold status in the Festival of the Year category. It was selected for a Silver designation, representing second place, in 2015.