BJ Plants and Produce set to host first annual Pumpkin Fest on Saturday

After the blazing heat and drought experienced this past summer the BJ’s family invites all to come out on Saturday from 10 3 p.m. to celebrate the cooler weather and the arrival of Fall during Pumpkin Fest 2012.

The day’s events include: children’s activities tent, photo-booth, old-fashioned corn husk doll making demonstrations, free food and drinks, and more. The Pulaski County Master Gardeners will also be on site to answer any questions people might have.

"Our new location at the corner of North Hills Blvd. and Country Club here in Sherwood allows us the opportunity and space to participate in our community. The residents of this area have welcomed us with open arms and this free, open-to-the-public festival is just a small way we can show our appreciation." stated DeDe Chapman, co-owner.

"We’ve been working hard putting together an urban pumpkin patch where families can make picking out a pumpkin or several pumpkins for that matter, more of a hands-on experience rather than just going to the store and getting whatever is available." said Michael Gonia, co-owner. "We’re even going to give away one of our great pumpkins!"

Business After Hours planned at BJ’s Plants on Oct. 18

The Sherwood Chamber will have its fall Business After Hours on Thursday, October 18, from 5-7 p.m., at BJ’s Plants and Produce. Tickets are $5. The chamber will provide snacks, drinks and lots of fun activities in BJ’s fall flower garden.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful needs volunteers to help with indexing on Oct. 19

KeeP Sherwood Beautiful announces it is planning to conduct a community awareness indexing, formerly known as a litter indexing, for 9 a.m. on Oct. 19 with all volunteers gathering at the Bill Harmon Recreation Center.

Betty Barnhart, executive director of Keep Sherwood Beautiful, said the indexing is vital for the organization to maintain its certification with Keep America Beautiful. The indexing will take about one hour, she said.

Little Miss Sherwood Pageant set for Oct. 21

The 10th Annual Little Miss Sherwood Pageant will be held Oct. 21 at Sherwood Forest. There will be a beauty competition and photogenic category for girls ages 0 through 19 years old. For an entry form or information on the pageant please email Bonnie at or call 501-288-0274.

Sherwood Chamber starts Young Professionals group

The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce has started a Sherwood Young Professionals group. This group is a networking avenue for young professionals in the Sherwood area to build relationships with other future community leaders. Whether a person is job searching, wanting to promote a business, or looking for business contacts, this organization will help participants achieve these goals in a fun way.

The plan is to do a quarterly networking event to encourage these relationships. This group is new, and the chamber would like more people to help make it a success.

Please contact the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce at 501-835-7600 for more information.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful Trash Barrels may be purchased

Keep Sherwood Beautiful is encouraging the public to sponsor a trash barrel with a business name and logo on it. Call Betty Barnhardt at Keep Sherwood Beautiful, 501-835-4699, for more information.