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[20 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 4,406 views]
Spring and Wye Mountain

Today was the first day of spring and could there possible be a better way to spend it than to take a bunch of kids to the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival?
The Parkview United Methodist Church youth group in Benton, Ark., made the trip to Wye Mountain on Sunday to welcome in spring after a cold, miserable winter (we’re not used to snow in central Arkansas and we got plenty of it this year). This season marked the 33rd year of the Daffodil Festival at Wye Mountain, which is located a …

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[12 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,865 views]
Wye Mountain festival — a sure sign spring is in the air

It’s been a miserable winter here in central Arkansas, what with a couple of major snowstorms (major for us, anyway) and more than a few days below freezing.
How many people are looking forward to the start of spring? More than a few, I’d imagine.
Perhaps, then, the news that the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival is in full swing will be more welcome this year than it has been in some time. That event, after all, is widely viewed as the one that marks the beginning of spring. Do we still have …