WHEN: May 27, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am – 9:15 pm

WHERE: Downtown Russellville


All Aboard!  Join us for the 100th Russellville Depot Anniversary Celebration Reunion'Round the Rails!  Featuring brunch by Taste of Tech, a model train exhibit, Toys for Tots train rides, a birthday cake contest, picnic reunions, live music all day, with dancing, fireworks and more!

100th Birthday Picnic Contest Registration Form

100th Birthday Cake Contest Registration Form


10:00 AM -1:00 PM

  • Brunch ‘Round the Rails @ American Legion Hut
  • A Taste of Tech fundraiser benefitting Hospitality Students
  • Grab & go snacks also available throughout the day

11:00 AM

  • Welcome and Opening Ceremony
    • Posting of the Colors
    • “America, the Beautiful”- Barb Clements, Maggie Brock and Sarah Dove (New arrangement by Dr. Bill Clements)
  • Proclamations, Recognition of Guests and Remarks
    • Mayor Randall Horton,
    • Main Street Russellville Board President Cass Capen-Housley, Main Street Executive Director Betsy McGuire
    • Depot 100th Co Chairs Suzanne Alford Hodges & Judy Galloway

11:30 AM

  • “Grand Old Lady” –Judy Olson and Bill Sparks
    • Original ballad with lyrics by Bill Sparks and music by Judy Olson, followed by medley of train songs

Noon-5:00 PM

  • Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Train Rides
  • Dardanelle Model Railroad Club Model Train Exhibit @ Depot
  • Shop ‘Round the Rails-Depot Store located in former Frame Shop

Noon-4:00 PM

  • Music through the Decades @ Depot Park
    • Jazz Reunion and Friends
    • Barber & Harris

1:00-4:00 PM

  • Tales ‘Round the Rails
    • Story telling & recording booth @ Depot Freight Room
  • History ‘Round the Rails
    • Arkansas authors, readings & book sales@ Depot Breezeway
  • “The Freedom Train”-Exhibit of Henry Fogg’s famous painting @ Breezeway

2:00-5:00 PM

  • Kids ‘Round the Rails-fun activities @ East End Porch sponsored by KIDS of the Depot Committee

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • Picnicking & Dancing (ala La La Land!) ‘Round the Rails @ Depot Park
    • Picnic Theme Contest & Judging
    • Birthday Cake Contest, Judging, Presentation & Eating


  • Rocking ‘Round the Rails @ Depot Park
    • Some Guy Named Robb
    • The Beards & The Bees

9:00 PM


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