PBDD Masthead 2020

Special Edition May 2023

Special Event Honoring our Veterans

May 6, 2023

Program – Day of Service, Saturday, May 6th

10:00 – Start Playing “Era-related” and Patriotic Music

11:00 – M/C asks to stand for Posting of Colors, and remain standing for the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and Opening Prayer

11:01: Posting of Colors – Watson Chapel JROTC, under leadership of Sgt. Jimmy Stocker

11:05: National Anthem – Lewis Hinkle

11:07: Pledge of Allegiance – Willis Finley

11:08: Welcome – Post or Past Post Commander or Willis Finley

11:10: Opening Prayer – V.A. State of Arkansas Chaplain: Allen Presser

11:12: Introduction 1st Speaker:  Roger Seibs

11:14: 1st Speaker: Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson

11:20: Introduction 2nd Speaker:  Stacey Fisher

11:21: 2nd Speaker: Colonel Collin Keenan, Commander PB Arsenal

11:27: Introduction 3rd Speaker: Belinda Lawson

11:29: 3rd Speaker: Mayor Shirley Washington

11:35: Mayor Washington announce winners of Coloring Contest

11:45: Introduction of Colonel Nathanial Todd: Theresa Orso

11:47:  Colonel Nathaniel Todd and Vietnam Presentation

12:00: M/C – Stand for Closing Prayer (Allen Presser), Remain standing for Retrieval of Colors

12:05: M/C – Please take a short break, tour our beautiful Veterans facility and then enjoy afternoon activities including Free Hair Cuts for our Veterans (Noon to 2 pm), Diamond Line Dancers (12:30 pm),  Pine Bluff Dance Academy, Dog Costume Parade, and much more.

12:30: Diamond Line Dancers

01:00: Stacy Hardin’s Pine Bluff Academy of Dance students

01:30: Dog Costume/Parade Conducted by Toni Lunsford of Petsense

01:50: Dog Costume Judging: 1st, 2nd 3rd : Hellen, Shara, Bill and Tara

02:00: Dog Costume Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Haley, Cardeathea,  Carol

02:30: Drawing for attending Veteran for Quilt of Honor: Patsy Brown

Downtown Pine Bluff offers

several choices for lunch, dinner and desserts

Indigo Blue Coffee House (left)

Unique Cakes by Miss Margaret (lower left) - Country Chic Chocolate Company (upper right) RJ's Sports Grill & Bar (lower right)

Also, Lucky's Cafe - Rich's Hamburgers - Colonial Steakhouse and Subway Sandwiches
Shop Locally
Support Pine Bluff
Restaurants and Businesses


Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library: www.pineblufflibrary.org 870.534.4802 Sixth Avenue and Main Street

PBJC Historical Museum:
www.pbjchistory.org Thurs. & Fri.
201 East 4th Avenue

Arkansas Railroad Museum: Open Thursday - Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. www.ArkansasRailroadMuseum.org
870.535.8819 1700 Port Road

The Arts & Science Center: Open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. www.asc701.org 870.536.3375
701 South Main Street

Pine Bluff Art League: Paintings by local artist are on display in the atrium and hallways of the Donald W. Reynolds Building located at 211 W. 3rd Avenue. The Art League meets the first Sunday of each month. Visitors are welcome.

Carl A. Redus Jr. Aquatic Center: 400 E. 11th Ave. Mon.- Fri. 6am- 7pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, 870.850.7620 www.cityofpinebluff.com/aquatics
Swim-Play-Exercise Fun for all.

Delta Rivers Nature Center: 1400 Black Dog Road. Tues. - Sat. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 870.534.0011. Arkansas Game & Fish website. Closed Sunday & Monday

In addition to each facilities' website, check out the Pine Bluff section of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.




Indigo Blue Coffeehouse 212 W. Barraque Street Now serving wine & beer


Miss Margaret's Unique Cakes 214 W. Barraque Street


Lucky's Café 310 E. 5th Avenue


RJ's Sports Grill 128 Main Street


Rich's Burgers 102 N. Walnut Street 870.536.6950

Country Chic Chocolate Company 1522 S. Main 501.590.1216

Subway 1620 S. Main


Underwater Seafood 1400 S. Main

870.534.2722 Closes 8 pm Wed & Thurs

9 pm Fri. & Sat.


RJ's Sports Grill & Bar 128 Main Street

870.850.7887 Port City Blues Society & Open Mic night on Wednesdays beginning at 8:00 p.m. Blues Concert the first Saturday of each month. Smoke Free

Colonial Steak House 111 W. 8th


The Avenue on Main 201 S. Main



Southeast Engravers 208 W. Barraque 870.536.3347

Awards, trophies, plaques, signs, banners, glass and jewelry engraving

United Way of Southeast Arkansas 211 W. 3rd, #135 870.534.2153

D Virtuous Divas' Boutique 102 S. Main 870.674.7666

Burts Food Court & Events Center 209 S. Main 870.568.6382 (Contact Jan)

Kelly & Stone CPA 220 S. Main 870.534.8104

Pop's Barbershop 301 S. Main 870.536.7677

The Generator 435 S. Main 870.663.0200

Simmons Bank 501 Main Street 870.541.1000

Shoe Express 502 S. Main 870.535.8454 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00

New shoes & boots, men's clothing, hats and shoe repair

The Alliance 510 Main Street 870.535.0110

FBT Bank & Mortgage 716-B S. Main 870.201.3044 Neighborhood Loan Office

Pine Bluff Title Company 728 S. Main 870.536.4943

AgHeritage Farm Credit Services 800 S. Main 870.628.4218

Impressive Styles Beauty and Barber Salon 902 S. Main 870.535.0902

Elite Cutz Barbershop 904 S. Main 870.535.0902

Smith Barber Institution 1218 S. Main 870.626.4556

Rhodes Auto Brokers 1401 S. Main 870.536.2275

Nic Nacs Bargains 1415 S. Main 870.663.0970

Man Cave Cigars 1520 S. Main 870.663.0955 Closed Tuesdays

Country Chic Chocolate Company 1522 S. Main 501.590.1216 Open: 11 - 2

Newcomer Services & Maynard Insurance 210 Walnut 870.413.0646

Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Inc.
If we can be of assistance or provide information, we are here for you. Give us a call at 870.536.8742 or email pbdowntown@sbcglobal.net or ppdd110pine@yahoo.com.

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