Arkansas Daffodil Society to host 50th annual show at Conway

The Arkansas Daffodil Society will celebrate its 50th annual Arkansas State and Southern Regional Daffodil Show on March 24-25 at the library in Conway.

The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. March 24 and from 1-4 p.m. March 25.

The society invites the community to exhibit daffodils in the show. There is no entry fee and exhibitors need not be members of the Arkansas Daffodil Society. All classes are open to anyone who grows daffodils, and exhibitors may enter as many times as desired as long as the exhibitor grew the blooms.

Char Roush of Sheridan is the general chair of the show. She announced that this year would be the first year to include a photography contest featuring daffodils. Photography categories include daffodils and people, daffodils and animals, and abstract or special effects incorporating daffodils. Photography exhibitors must bring their entries to the show area between 5-8 p.m. Friday or 7-9 a.m. March 24. No entries will be accepted after 9 a.m. The award for first place in the photography contest is a beautiful Nikko black and white daffodil vase.

Louise Dunn will sponsor the photography show in memory of her husband, Tommy Dunn. This is the seventh year the show has been held at the Conway library. Conway native Kay Mayes is president of the Arkansas Daffodil Society.

Roush said the Arkansas Daffodil Society was organized sometime in 1959 and the first show in Arkansas was held in March 1962. People who wish to display daffodils or participate in the photography contest should e-mail Roush for complete instructions at or call 870-917-8298.