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On Sept. 27 and 28, the Lockesburg Lions Club and the UA Cossatot Foundation hosted the third annual Blue Darter Trade Days. The two-day event raised over $2,000 to help support the organizations’ projects. 

Blue Darter Trade Days is an event that invites vendors from Southwest Arkansas and the surrounding area to sell unique merchandise. In addition, event festivities included a fish fry, a pumpkin patch and Bingo.  

“It was great partnering up with the UA Cossatot Foundation to not only raise funds for each of our organizations, but also provide a fun community event for people in Southwest Arkansas,” said Zebbie Launius, Lockesburg Lion’s Club member. 

The UA Cossatot Foundation hosted a fish fry on Friday and Saturday. UA Cossatot Chancellor, Dr. Steve Cole, and Sevier County Judge, Greg Ray, fried the fish. Proceeds went to benefit the Colt’s basketball teams. 

UA Cossatot student ambassadors hosted fall festival games and sold pumpkins for the community to purchase. UA Cossatot’s student organization, Rotaract, also participated in the event by providing a concession stand.

The Lockesburg Lion’s Club hosted Bingo on Saturday. The proceeds will fund an upcoming beautification project in the city of Lockesburg. 

The fourth annual Blue Darter Trade Days is set to take place in September 2020.

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