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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:15 am | Updated: 2:03 pm, Tue Dec 30, 2014.

The American Legion Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast is served the first Saturday of each month from 7 - 10 a.m. at the American Legion Building located two blocks south of the Jasper square at the corner of Court and Mill streets. Pancakes, Belgian waffles, biscuits and sausage gravy and sausage patties — all you can eat — are on the menu for only $4 per person. Children 10 and under eat free.  All donations go to fund assistance to local veterans and their families, troops overseas, community projects and patriotic education for youth and the community. Visitors are always welcome.


The Newton County Home Tour is an annual event held to benefit the Newton County Single Parent Scholarship Fund which provides tuition to Arkansas schools of higher learning for those who qualify. This year’s 16th annual tour will be held from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Four homes and a business will be featured. Registration will be held at the Newton County Senior Center at 100 Clark St., right behind the Bank of the Ozarks from 12-2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at registration for $10 each and maps will be distributed.  Tickets and maps are available at the various homes for those out of towners coming in for this self-directed tour. 

Tickets will be sold at  Harrison Flower and Gifts on the square in Harrison,  Caspian Flowers and Gifts on Industrial Park Road and Emma's Museum of Junk in Jasper. 

The Ray Crouse and Margaret Phillips Memorial Fall Color  tour  has yet to be announced. Buses leave at 9 a.m. from the courthouse in Jasper. There is a small fee to pay for fuel. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a sack lunch, water and a camera, of course. The buses return to the courthouse around 3 p.m. The tour is named in honor of the two local residents who were instrumental in developing the tour. 

The Ponca Elk Education Center  has announced it will be hosting its annual Color Fest art exhibit Oct. 26 and 27. For more information about Color Fest contact the Ponca Elk Education Center at 870-861-2432.

The Newton County Kiwanis Club will be celebrating the Halloween season with its annual Kiwanis Spook House and Haunted Trail. Dates and location to be announced.

November - January

Newton County residents show their patriotism many times throughout the year, but especially at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Veterans past and present are honored at the Newton County War Memorial located on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn in Jasper. The annual laying of the wreath at the memorial is conducted after words are given by a guest speaker. Make attending this ceremony part of your holiday visit.

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 - Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 - 2nd Annual Newton County Reindeer Trail - The Reindeer Trail allows visitors to enjoy a long favorite Ozark holiday tradition, driving our scenic highways and back roads during the Christmas season to see "Santa's Reindeer" — our famous Arkansas elk and deer herds.

The Jasper/Newton County Kiwanis Club organizes an annual Christmas parade through downtown Jasper.  Time and date to be announced.

Everyone enjoys the holidays and loves a parade. The people of the small mountain community of Mt. Judea are no exception. The fire department’s ladies auxiliary organizes a parade just after Thanksgiving. Everyone wants to participate so visitors are needed to stand along the streets to watch. Time and date to be announced.

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