The 60+ Program offered through UA Rich Mountain is hosting a potluck luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. James P. Barnett and is open to the community.
Barnett is an Acorn alumnae, born in the sawmill community of Rich Mountain, going to earn degrees from Arkansas Tech, Louisiana State and Duke Universities. He has dedicated more than four decades to conducting and supervising a program of forest reforestation and management research for the U.S. Forest Service. He has over 350 published articles and his leadership has been recognized by the Chief of the Forest Service, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Society of American Foresters and over a dozen countries have benefitted from his experience.
During the luncheon, Dr. Barnett will address the historical significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a work relief program that provided young men from the ages of 17 to 28 with jobs and skills training while building critical infrastructure across the country. Numerous local bridges, dams, erosion prevention projects and roads were built between 1933 and 1942 by the CCC, many of which are still in use today.
This potluck luncheon featuring Dr. Barnett as the keynote speaker will be held Monday, December 3, in the Ouachita Center on the campus of UA Rich Mountain beginning at 11 a.m. The 60+ Program encourages you to invite friends or neighbors who share an interest in history to attend this special event as a way to introduce them to the active 60+ program at UA Rich Mountain. Please bring a dish, drinks, or dessert of your choosing.
For more information on the 60+ program provided through UA Rich Mountain, please contact Michael Cate, 479-437-4902 or by email.