Fort Smith’s Bicentennial Celebration was honored at the annual Henry Awards ceremony at the 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. According to Talk Business & Politics:

“The Henry Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the state’s tourism industry in the preceding year. Fort Smith’s Bicentennial Celebration walked away from the night with The Natural State Award. The Natural State Award is presented annually to a community, organization, special event or attraction that “stands out in the crowd” because of its unique appeal, media coverage, creative approach and/or enhancement of community pride, thus benefiting the state’s quality of life, a media release on the awards said.”

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