Tourism group working with Corps of Engineers on Greers Ferry Lake cleanup

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The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Tourism Association is working with the Army Corps of Engineers for its 47th annual cleanup efforts.

The 50-year-old tourism association is looking for volunteers to help from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10. In exchange, the association along with area businesses and attractions are hosting the first ever “Love the Lake and River Weekend,” Sept. 9-11 with free camping to all cleanup volunteers, free behind the scenes tours, and other activities.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. to the first 800 volunteers at Fairfield Bay Marina. Entertainment during lunch will include Britt Currie & Friends, a local Arkansas favorite who has performed with Alan Jackson and Blake Shelton, among others. The Harding Choir will perform during the opening ceremony. Other activities will include face painting, a water safety booth, a three-legged recycle race, and door prizes. The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association will hold a special dedication ceremony at the luncheon for the late Carl Garner, cleanup founder.

Volunteers are asked to register online at VisitGreersFerryLake.org or the association’s web-based app at GoSeeDoAR.org. Cleanup day check-in is between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. at any of the participating Greers Ferry Lake area marinas, including Eden Isle, Fairfield Bay, Heber Springs, Smith’s Hill Creek, Lacey’s Narrows, Shiloh, Furgersons Choctaw, and Peter’s Sugarloaf, as well as the Dam Site Camping Gatehouse and Lindsey’s Resort.