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[6 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 8,185 views]
36th annual Lum and Abner Festival scheduled in Mena this weekend

If you’re in western Arkansas (or live close to it) and are looking for something to do this weekend, bear in mind that the 36th annual Lum & Abner Festival is scheduled in Mena on Friday and Saturday.
Who were Lum and Abner? A couple of hillbilly-type characters created by Norris “Tuffy” Goff and Chester Lauck which became the most popular old time radio comedy team Arkansas ever produced. The team started out in the Mena area, made it big during the Golden Age of Radio, had an Arkansas community renamed …