McCrory: Not Missing Out Despite Small Size (Quality of Life | Winner Under 5,000)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 12:00 am  

McCrory, like many east Arkansas delta towns, has seen declining population and perhaps suffered a little from the perception that the world passed it by. While automated agriculture and a more tech-based economy impacted many small farming towns including McCrory, local residents made sure their Woodruff County town didn’t miss out on anything. Over the past year, they have proved that little towns (McCrory’s population is just under 1,800) can do big things.

The efforts of civic leaders, local businesses and volunteers to enhance the quality of life for their community have earned McCrory a 2012 Arkansas Business City of Distinction award.

“McCrory is a wonderful town where people spend many hours volunteering and taking care of its citizens,” said Sharon Dozier, a writer with the weekly Woodruff County Monitor and de facto town historian.

A list of the civic activities added or enhanced over the last year by McCrory residents — some big, some small but delivering a big impact — includes:

The city hosted a Cross Roads Coalition program

Garden Club city beautification

McCrory High Agriculture Club’s trash bins program

McCrory Youth Association’s fundraising efforts for underprivileged kids

The Ken Theatre, a community theater that provides an alternate outlet for kids

The city’s Halloween Parade and Celebration

The annual Christmas Parade

The Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation Dinner

 

 

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