The Spring City Revitalization Group held its annual I Love El Dorado Springs Banquet in the Old Community Building on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The group honored Shannon Sewell Mays for her re-invention of the Christmas Parade of Homes, an annual event that hadn’t been part of the El Dorado Springs Christmas Tradition for a number of years. Mays structured the Parade of Homes so that it became a money raiser for two local entities – the Chamber of Commerce and the Wayside Inn Museum.
The group also honored Councilman Gene Floyd for his persistence is getting the pedestrian crossing signs that had been put up in front of the Park removed. They’re gone and we’re all happier for it.
As is the tradition at the I Love El Dorado Springs Banquet, other local groups are invited to tell about upcoming projects. The attendees heard from the Preserve Our Past Society, the Hospital Auxiliary, the W.I.N.G.S Refuge, Dog’s Nation, the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation, the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre and the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Jack Reynolds, formerly of El Dorado Springs, was the evening’s guest speaker.