Wabbaseka native to speak at reunion on flag memorial design contest


Author Jason Irby of North Little Rock will be among presenters to speak at the annual Wabbaseka All School Reunion during Memorial Day weekend in Pine Bluff.

Irby officially announced and launched the beginning of the “Design Contest” at the Arkansas Libraries Paraprofessionals 2013 Conference held earlier this month in Hot Springs. The contest invites participants to submit a design/concept for Wabbaseka’s Arkansas Flag Memorial.

“We have dreams and visions in our youth, but sometimes we never imagine the impact that certain people, places or events will have in our lives,” Irby said. “This historic endeavor is something I never imagined being a part of.”

The Arkansas Flag Memorial will honor Arkansas’ State Flag (in its 100th year), its designer Willie K. Hocker and the Navy Vessel U.S.S. Arkansas. The structure will be established in Wabbaseka City Park.

Details: jirby@aristotle.net. Submit design/concept to: Wabbaseka Memorial Design Contest, P.O. Box 11, Wabbaseka, AR 72175