Events Ahead: Wakeboarding and Confederate History

Jill M. Rohrbach
Here are two diverse events coming up this weekend – a wakeboarding competition, and a Confederate history weekend.

Liquidforce is bringing its annual Brostock 2010 Wakeboarding Competition to Bull Shoals Lake on July 9-11. The festival brings the top names in wakeboarding and includes demonstrations and competitions. The event will be based at 141 Boat Dock Cove. Visit or call 870-445-4424 for details.

July 10-11 is Confederate History Weekend at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. Programming includes living history activities throughout the weekend at various times and locations. You are encouraged to wander the grounds and talk with the re-enactors. The event is presented by volunteer re-enactors from the Prairie Grove Sons of Confederate Veterans Thomas C. Hindman Camp #656.

On July 11 you can also view the Webb Civil War and Antique Collection at the park. Local residents and dedicated park volunteers, Ann and C. W. Webb, will display and talk about an array of items from their personal collections of Civil War items, antique kitchen ware, and ladies’ accessories.

The Burgess Civil War Collection can be seen July 25. Local Civil War enthusiast Steve Burgess will display and talk about Civil War items from his personal collection, including bullets, cannonballs, and other items found in northwest Arkansas.

Contact the park at 479-846-2990 for details.

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