Letter to the Editor

Thanks for supporting Carving In the Ozarks

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

To the Editor,

The Eureka Springs Volunteer Fire Department wishes to pass on its sincere thanks and gratitude to the multitude of people who contributed their time and efforts to the Carving in the Ozarks festival.

The success of the festival would not have been possible if not for the generosity, hard work and planning of so many people.

2015 marked the first year the ESVFD has taken on the responsibility of planning, organizing and hosting this event.

Despite a weekend weather forecast of thunderstorms and cloudy skies, locals and visitors enjoyed 16 carvers showcasing their skills for two days to create original works of art. Individual pieces were then auctioned off on Saturday afternoon with proceeds benefiting local organizations and the carvers themselves.

In particular, we would like to express our appreciation to David Blankenship for generously allowing the fire department to use the Carving in the Ozarks as a fundraiser and work with us every step of the way to get us started. We plan to continue to build this event each year as he has done for the past several years.

-- Randy Ates