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Clinton School and First Lady Ginger Beebe to Host "DeltaMade" Event on March 6

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 11:54 AM

The “Arkansas DeltaMade Marketplace” will be co-hosted by the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clinton School in Little Rock, Arkansas. We encourage our partners to come to this great event.

Dean James “Skip” Rutherford of the Clinton School, Beth Wiedower of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Rural Heritage Development Initiative, and Clinton School graduate school student Regina Wilkerson discussed the “DeltaMade Marketplace” project at the recent Delta Caucus conference at the Clinton School on Feb. 5, and this will be a great opportunity for stores and gift shops to go “gift market” and help small businesses in the Arkansas Delta. Everybody who is interested in the Delta will enjoy this. Thanks–Lee Powell, MDGC

Arkansas DeltaMade Marketplace

Led by the work of students, the Clinton School of Public Service and Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe will co-host a marketplace of products made in the Arkansas Delta region ranging from gourmet rice, honeys and tea mixes to world-class pottery, scented soy candles, carvings and more. Launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Rural Heritage Development Initiative (RHDI), the Arkansas DeltaMade branding initiative brings together products and wares made in a region thick with culture and creativity.

The marketplace will feature about 20 Arkansas DeltaMade vendors including several new members to the program such as Belle’s Candles from West Memphis, artist Nancy LaFarra Wilson of McGehee, and Blytheville’s Backyard Herbs. A list of participants is below in this email.

When: Friday, March 6, 2009 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Marketplace

Where: Clinton School of Public Service Sturgis Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas

Make your reservations by emailing or calling 501.683.5239. The marketplace is free and open to the public.

Here’s the list of who we know will be at the Arkansas DeltaMade Marketplace at the Clinton School on Friday, March 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

Andrew’s Honey, Osceola

Backdoor Herbs, Blytheville

Barbara Riddell’s devotional book, Phillips County

Belle Candles, West Memphis

Cherokee Heritage Gourds carvings, Marianna

Cobblestone Studios art and photography, Lexa

Della Gourmet Rice, Blytheville

Ed Wade Studios watercolor, Marianna

Granny Clay’s Hot Pepper Jelly, Marked Tree

H.R. Williams novels, Truman

Haute Pare children’s clothing, Helena

Miller’s Mud Mill pottery, Dumas

Mollie’s Originals handbags, Helena

Nancy LaFarra Wilson oil paintings, Desha County

Out O’ Afrika jams and jellies, Marianna

Peace Bee Farms beeswax candles, Proctor

Secrets of the South dips and soups, Gillett

Southern Soy Sents candles, Marion

Suzanne Churchill watercolor, Craighead County

Uncle Cat Catfish, Eudora

Westminster Pottery Studio, Blytheville

Widner-Magers Farms crafts, Blytheville