Johnson was presented with the award this past Thursday evening at the Arkansas Museums Association’s annual awards banquet at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Congrats Kate!
Each year the Arkansas Museums Association presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within Arkansas museums. The Distinguished Museum Professional award recognizes an individual who has worked for two or more years within the museum profession and who exemplifies professionalism, teamwork, creativity and vision.
Johnson, who began working at the Clinton House Museum five years ago, has helped facilitate renovations to the museum and in increase in national media coverage. In her tenure, museum attendance has increased by 250 percent. Johnson also facilitated and executed President Clinton’s first ever visit to the museum for the dedication of the First Ladies Garden.
The longstanding festival was successfully revived last year by new board members and the Dickson Street Merchant Association. Proceeds from the event benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, April 19, and will kick off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Jose’s and the second annual Springfest 5k at 8 a.m. Following the breakfast will be a full day of fun including live music, a dog parade, belly dancers, a pub crawl, the bed races and lots of other activities along Dickson Street.
This two-round world-record capability water ski tournament will be used to select the four-member U.S. Junior Water Ski Team that will be defending its title at the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships, July 29-Aug. 3, in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
The Cedar Creek Water Ski Park is located in the picturesque hills of Northwestern Arkansas. It has previously hosted the South Central Regional Water Ski Championships and several other world-record capability water ski tournaments.
As MasterCraft is the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s mandated boat for the Junior Worlds, all athletes will be skiing behind it in slalom and jumping at the team trials. Athletes will have their choice of towboats in tricks. We can't wait to welcome these athletes to Northwest Arkansas!