Earth Week

Last week was Earth Week 2013 and over at the Collective Bias offices, we celebrated with several different activities.  The interns put together fun challenges for us to earn points for prizes, scheduled a park clean-up and planned a tree planting ceremony celebrating Earth Day and the growth of Collective Bias.

One of the activities we did as a team was to go over to the local park and pick up trash.  We headed over to Phillips Park in Bentonville.  Unfortunately for us the park was almost spotless.  It was like pulling teeth to find garbage to pick up, but we did manage to find a few scraps and a few plastic drink tops.  Other than that…nothing.

It was such a gorgeous sunshine filled day!  My inner child was calling out, “Go, play, enjoy!”  A few of us jumped on the swings and enjoyed the warm sun and the refreshing breeze on our faces!

Monica enjoying a swing!


CB Clean-up Crew

Then we got the whole team to reach into the child inside and take a quick moment to play on the children’s play structure.  And they posed quite well for a group photo!

Happy Earth Week!

Best Fireworks in North West Arkansas

Looking for the best fireworks in North West Arkansas for the 4th of July?  Here are the ones I have found, but if you are planning on displaying your own, you may want to rethink.  Setting off fireworks in Fayetteville will be banned through the 4th of July unless rain comes to the region.  If you are caught using fireworks in the city you could  be issued a $120 citation.

Tuesday, July 3

Bella Vista Independence Day Fireworks
Where: Loch Lomond Dam
What: Fireworks display, sponsored by the City of Bella Vista.
Time: 8 p.m.
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11th Annual Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks Display 
Where: Ventris Trail’s End Resort
What: Fireworks display, intended to be viewed on a boat from Beaver Lake.
Time: 8 p.m.
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Rogers, Arkansas Fireworks Display
Where: Veterans Park
What: Fireworks display
Time: 9 p.m.
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Wednesday, July 4

Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks Display
Where: Northwest Arkansas Mall
What: Daytime activities include a fashion show and an ice cream eating contest inside the mall. Boom Kinetic! and Singing Men of Arkansas will perform outside the mall beginning at 6 p.m., and a fireworks display will begin at around 9:15 p.m.
Time: Indoor activities begin at 2 p.m. Fireworks start at around 9:15 p.m.
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Fourth at the Field
Where: Arvest Ballpark
What: The NWA Naturals are away on the 4th this year, but there’s a party at Arvest Ballpark anyway. Activities include inflatables and on-field activities for the kids, live music by Wes Hart Band, and a fireworks show.
Time: Gates open at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at around 8:45 p.m.
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