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  • Welcome to Paris Area Chamber of Commerce

    The historical town of Paris, Arkansas is the ‘Home of Mount Magazine” which is the highest point in Arkansas. Paris is one of twenty three towns in the US named after Paris , France. With 39 registered historical sites in the county, we have a rich history to be proud of. The chamber is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business and economic growth. We proudly represent and support the business community of Paris, Arkansas and surrounding areas. We promote the Paris area as the best place to live, work and play. Its citizens- who range from young families to retirees- enjoy the comfort and security of living in a small community. We are able to take advantage of the benefits of living close to the scenic beauty.

  • Free WiFi in Paris!!!!!!!

    The Grapevine

    Mercy Hospital Paris is patientwifi.mercy.net

    Paris Senior Center - 331 South 1st Stree

  • Paris Rodeo!!!

    June 24th and 25th 

    Paris Rodeo Arena 

    More Information to Come!

  • Farmers Market!!!

    Tuesdays from 8am to 12pm and 4pm to 7pm

    Saturdays from 8am to 12pm

    Eiffel Tower Park 

  • Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Coffee and Donuts

    Each Month we host a FREE coffee and donuts meet and greet with a chamber member from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. This is open to the public as a way to learn more about the host business, network with customers, learn about community events and help us recognize our spotlight business of the month.  We are thrilled with the participation at this event each month and hope to see you there.  A smile and a handshake will go a long way , do you have time to grow your business? 
    July 14th we will be at Logan County Glass located at 904 E. Walnut in Paris and we will recognize our business of the month. 

  • New Members New Members

     
  • Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XX

    June 24-25, 2016

    Friday, June 24

    7:30 am                Nature Hike:  Join a park interpreter for an easy walk in search of birds, butterflies, and wildflowers at the Benefield Picnic Area. Easy, 1hour

    8:00 am                Master Gardeners Plant Sale (near pavilion)

    9:00 am                Hummingbird Banding: Watch as experts capture, band, and release hummingbirds right before your eyes. Meet in the visitor center  classroom. Up to 2 hours

    9:30 am                “Power of Flowers” Garden Tour:  Mint, milkweed, cosmos, blazing star, and more await your discovery as you tour the visitor center garden with a Master Gardener. Meet                                 at the garden in front of the visitor center.  45 minutes

    10 am                    Bug Bonanza Open in Pavilion (closes at 3 p.m)

    10:30 am              “Host with the Most” Meet Lori Spencer, author of Arkansas Butterflies and Moths, at the garden in front of the visitor center for a closer look at butterfly host plants for                                   large and small spaces. A book signing follows this program in the visitor center lobby.  Up to 1 hour

    1 p.m.                   Art and Science of Butterfly Gardening: Join Lori Spencer, author of Arkansas Butterflies and Moths, in the visitor center for a colorful program on butterflies and how to                                    create a sustainable garden for them. A book signing follows this program. 45 minutes

    2 p.m.                   Milkweed in the Natural State: Join Theo Witsell (with Lori Spencer standing by) to discover Arkansas’s different milkweed species, a plant essential to monarch butterflies,                             as well as many other creatures. Meet in the visitor center classroom. Up to an hour

     

    2:30 p.m.             Butterfly Garden Bingo: Join a park interpreter for a unique bingo game focusing on the plants and animals you might encounter in a garden. Discover the struggle these                                  creatures face as you earn a prize. 30 minutes

     

    4 p.m.                   Planting a Legacy: Meet Lori Spencer, author, chief volunteer and master gardener, at the pollinator legacy garden on the east side of the Skycrest Restaurant, for a tour of                                the new garden and why it was created. 30-45 minutes

     

    7 p.m.                   LIVE Birds of Prey: Everything in nature is connected--even butterflies and birds of prey. How? Discover the answers and enjoy a presentation of live birds of prey with                                       wildlife rehabilitator Lynn Sciumbato. Meet in the lodge banquet hall. Don’t forget your cameras and your raptor questions; this is an amazing opportunity! Arrive early for a                            good seat! This program is sponsored by the Logan County Master Gardeners.    1 to 1 ½  hours

     

     

    Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XX

     

    Saturday, June 25

    7:30 am                Morning Hike:  Join a park interpreter for an easy walk in search of birds, butterflies, and wildflowers at the Benefield Picnic Area. Easy, 1 hour

    8:00 am                Master Gardeners Plant Sale open (near pavilion)

    8:00 am                Native Plant Walk: Join Theo Witsell of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission for a walk to discover some of the park’s interesting native plants. Meet at the Brown                                  Springs Picnic Area. Plants seen and group interest will determine the length and difficulty of hike. Up to 2 hours

    9:00 a.m.              Hummingbird Banding: Meet in the visitor center. Up to 2 hours

    9:30 a.m.              “Power of Flowers” Garden Tour:  Join Master Gardeners for a 30-minute tour of the visitor center garden. Meet at the garden in front of the visitor center. 

    10 a.m.                 Bug Bonanza open in pavilion

    10 a.m.                 Fight Dirty with Auntie Litter: How does litter affect butterflies, birds, and mammals in the park? What can we do to help? Join “Auntie Litter” at the children’s wildlife                                        garden at the lodge to discover how you can “fight dirty” to keep the park a healthy place for visitors and wildlife. 30 minutes

     

    11 a.m.                 Pollinator Bingo: Meet a park interpreter in the tent beside the pavilion to play a game of bingo and discover the park’s pollinators.   30 minutes

     

    11:30  a.m.          Honeybees: Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center classroom to learn about the most beneficial pollinators, honeybees.  30-45 minutes

     

    11 am – 2 pm     Bounty of Bees Buffet available in the Skycrest Restaurant in the Lodge

    11:30 a.m.           Book Signing: Meet Lori Spencer and Don Simons and get your books signed in the visitor center lobby. 30 minutes

     

    1:30 p.m.             Pollinator Bingo:  See the 11:00 a.m. description.

     

    1 p.m.                   Butterfly Pollination: Butterflies and wildflowers are pollinator and pollinizer. Learn about the process of pollination and what butterflies need in a flower, and what                                            butterflies don’t need flowers at all. Meet Arkansas Butterflies and Moths author Lori Spencer in the lodge banquet hall for this colorful presentation. A book signing                                          follows. 30-45 minutes

     

    1:30 p.m.             Honeybees: Join a park interpreter in the Sparrow room in the lodge to learn about our

                    most important pollinators, the honeybees. 30 minutes

     

    2 p.m.                   Butterflies and Bears: Strange Connections:  We hear that everything in nature is connected. How are butterflies and bears connected? Join Park Interpreter Don Simons for                              a closer look at this relationship. Meet in the lodge banquet hall. 45 minutes

     

    3 p.m.                   Welcome Station, Pollination Jar Raffle, Plant Sale, Bulletin Board Butterflies and Bug Bonanza all close

     

    3:30 p.m.             LIVE Concert: An Ozark Journey for Kids! Meet in the lodge banquet hall.  1 hour, free and open to the public

    7:00 p.m.             LIVE Concert Featuring “Still on the Hill”: Don’t miss this energetic, toe-tappin’ concert.  Meet in the lodge banquet hall.  Up to 1 ½ hours, free and open to the public

     

    Additional Park Activities

     

    Book signings: Arkansas Butterflies and Moths and The Diana Fritillary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly

     

    Available at park gift shops

     

    This is the definitive guide to Arkansas’s rich butterfly heritage, with half the book devoted to moths. Photos of many caterpillars are featured beside the adults. Book also contains a gardening chapter, hot spot chapter, and resource section. For kids and beginning butterfly enthusiasts, get a copy of the children’s book, The Diana Fritillary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly! Get your books signed by the author and photographer during the festival! Book signings are scheduled after most programs, and author and photographer are available throughout the festival.

     

    Bug Bonanza in Pavilion

     

    Friday and Saturday

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    The Bug Bonanza is sponsored by the Mount Magazine Action Group (MtMAG);

    it is operated by professional park interpreters, entomologists, and knowledgeable volunteers. Enjoy a LIVE Arthropod Zoo (spiders, scorpions, and insects). Insect games and programs (see schedule), discover your artistic side with make-and-take buggy crafts! “Paint Station:” Help create a butterfly backdrop for the Still on the Hill concerts!

     

    Bounty of Bees Buffet

    Skycrest Restaurant

    Lunch on Friday and Saturday,

    11 a.m.- 2p.m.

     

    $14.95 adults, $6.95 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free

     

    Pollinating animals contribute to 1 out of every 3 bites we eat. During this year’s Butterfly Festival, the Skycrest Restaurant in the Lodge is hosting a special “bounty of bees” buffet showcasing all that pollinators do for us every day. This buffet features foods that are produced with the help of pollinators. Look at the label of each dish and see just what pollinates it, either directly or indirectly. To learn more and create your own pollinator-friendly meals, visit www.pollinator.org.

     

    Logan County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    (near the pavilion)

    Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

     

    The Logan County Master Gardeners have a partnership with Mount Magazine State Park, and include a few of the members of the Mount Magazine Action Group. Join them for tours of the visitor center garden. Get nectar plants for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, caterpillar host plants, and much more, including yard art. These trained volunteers also answer your gardening questions. All proceeds are used for Master Gardener projects in Logan County.

     

    “Giving Gives You Wings”

    Food Drive

     

    Donate 5 non-perishable food items (or $10) and receive a prize!

     

    Butterflies give us so much: beauty, peace, joy, and a connection with nature. Seeing a butterfly’s colorful wings gives our hearts and minds “wings.”

     

    We help them by planting gardens with their preferred nectar plants, caterpillar host plants, and leave natural areas undisturbed.

     

    As we give to butterflies, let’s also give back to our community during this year’s Butterfly Festival. Participate in the “Giving Gives You Wings” food drive by donating a non-perishable food item or financial contribution at the Mount Magazine Action Group welcome station when you arrive. With a donation of 5 cans (or boxes) of food or $10, you receive a special “thank you” gift as a token of our appreciation.

     

    Your donation will be delivered to Community Outreach

    Services, which helps many families in Logan County.

     

    When you drop off an item, you receive a badge stating “I earned my wings today!” because giving gives you a great feeling, similar to seeing your favorite butterfly!

     

     

     

    Exotic Butterfly and Moth Display

     

    Friday and Saturday

    Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery

    9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    View the contrasting colors and sizes of butterflies and moths from around the world in this private collection. Compare them to butterflies and moths of the same families at Mount Magazine State Park.

     Need help? Ask a member of the Mount Magazine Action Group

    If you’ve got a question about the festival, ask the volunteers in blue shirts! Members of the park’s volunteer organization have an information table at the visitor center and are ready to help you enjoy the park!

     

    Pollination Jar Raffle

    Saturday only!

     

    How many flowers must bees visit to make a pound of honey? Guess how many flowers are in the jar at the volunteer welcome station on Saturday until 3 p.m. The closest guess wins a gift basket. The winner will be announced at the Still on the Hill concert Saturday night!

     

    Children’s Wildlife Garden

     

    Tour MtMAG’s projects, including a wildlife garden designed to help families enjoy watching wildlife, gardening, and more. Located on the south side of the lodge, between the restaurant and back terrace, this garden is made possible through a ‘Greening of Arkansas’ grant from the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. You can tour the garden anytime, and check the schedule for garden tours.

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    20th Annual Mt. Magazine Butterfly Festival!!!! 

    Saturday June 25th from 10 am to 5 pm located at Logan County Fair Grounds and Mt. Magazine State Park. 

    Events:

    10:00 am - Festival Opens- Merille Voth

    10:30 am - Live Butterfly Release with Morgan Nick Foundation, Coleen Nick and Ms. Mt Magazine Butterfly Pageant 

    11:00 am - Funny Man, Dalton Mooris

    11:30 am - Girl Minnion and Marshal from Paw Patrol

    Noon - Pooches on Parade, Dog Contest hosted by Logan County Museum

    12:45 pm - Furr Calls Youth Duck Calling Contest

    1:30 pm - Girl Minnion and Marshal from Paw Patrol

    1:30 pm - Brodie Lovelace

    2:30 pm - Kaitlyn Cuver

    3:00 pm - The Studio - Dancers

    3:30 pm - Girl Minnion and Marshal from Paw Patrol

    3:45 pm - Alexia Green - Vocals

    4:30 pm - Merilee Voth - Vocals

    5:00 pm - Festival Closes 

    For more information please call 479-963-224

    For more information or to be a vendor please call 479-936-2244

  • Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XX

    June 24-25, 2016

    Friday, June 24

    7:30 am                Nature Hike:  Join a park interpreter for an easy walk in search of birds, butterflies, and wildflowers at the Benefield Picnic Area. Easy, 1 hour

    8:00 am                Master Gardeners Plant Sale (near pavilion)

    9:00 am                Hummingbird Banding: Watch as experts capture, band, and release hummingbirds right before your eyes. Meet in the visitor center classroom. Up to 2 hours

    9:30 am                “Power of Flowers” Garden Tour:  Mint, milkweed, cosmos, blazing star, and more await your discovery as you tour the visitor center garden with a Master Gardener. Meet at the garden in front of the visitor center.  45 minutes

    10 am                    Bug Bonanza Open in Pavilion (closes at 3 p.m)

    10:30 am              “Host with the Most” Meet Lori Spencer, author of Arkansas Butterflies and Moths, at the garden in front of the visitor center for a closer look at butterfly host plants for large and small spaces. A book signing follows this program in the visitor center lobby.  Up to 1 hour

    1 p.m.                   Art and Science of Butterfly Gardening: Join Lori Spencer, author of Arkansas Butterflies and Moths, in the visitor center for a colorful program on butterflies and how to                     create a sustainable garden for them. A book signing follows this program. 45 minutes

    2 p.m.                   Milkweed in the Natural State: Join Theo Witsell (with Lori Spencer standing by) to discover Arkansas’s different milkweed species, a plant essential to monarch butterflies, as well as many other creatures. Meet in the visitor center classroom. Up to an hour

     

    2:30 p.m.             Butterfly Garden Bingo: Join a park interpreter for a unique bingo game focusing on the plants and animals you might encounter in a garden. Discover the struggle these creatures face as you earn a prize. 30 minutes

     

    4 p.m.                   Planting a Legacy: Meet Lori Spencer, author, chief volunteer and master gardener, at the pollinator legacy garden on the east side of the Skycrest Restaurant, for a tour of the new garden and why it was created. 30-45 minutes

     

    7 p.m.                   LIVE Birds of Prey: Everything in nature is connected--even butterflies and birds of prey. How? Discover the answers and enjoy a presentation of live birds of prey with wildlife rehabilitator Lynn Sciumbato. Meet in the lodge banquet hall. Don’t forget your cameras and your raptor questions; this is an amazing opportunity! Arrive early for a good seat! This program is sponsored by the Logan County Master Gardeners.    1 to 1 ½  hours

     

     

    Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XX

     

    Saturday, June 25

    7:30 am                Morning Hike:  Join a park interpreter for an easy walk in search of birds, butterflies, and wildflowers at the Benefield Picnic Area. Easy, 1 hour

    8:00 am                Master Gardeners Plant Sale open (near pavilion)

    8:00 am                Native Plant Walk: Join Theo Witsell of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission for a walk to discover some of the park’s interesting native plants. Meet at the Brown Springs Picnic Area. Plants seen and group interest will determine the length and difficulty of hike. Up to 2 hours

    9:00 a.m.              Hummingbird Banding: Meet in the visitor center. Up to 2 hours

    9:30 a.m.              “Power of Flowers” Garden Tour:  Join Master Gardeners for a 30-minute tour of the visitor center garden. Meet at the garden in front of the visitor center. 

    10 a.m.                 Bug Bonanza open in pavilion

    10 a.m.                 Fight Dirty with Auntie Litter: How does litter affect butterflies, birds, and mammals in the park? What can we do to help? Join “Auntie Litter” at the children’s wildlife garden at the lodge to discover how you can “fight dirty” to keep the park a healthy place for visitors and wildlife. 30 minutes

     

    11 a.m.                 Pollinator Bingo: Meet a park interpreter in the tent beside the pavilion to play a game of bingo and discover the park’s pollinators.   30 minutes

     

    11:30  a.m.          Honeybees: Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center classroom to learn about the most beneficial pollinators, honeybees.  30-45 minutes

     

    11 am – 2 pm     Bounty of Bees Buffet available in the Skycrest Restaurant in the Lodge

    11:30 a.m.           Book Signing: Meet Lori Spencer and Don Simons and get your books signed in the visitor center lobby. 30 minutes

     

    1:30 p.m.             Pollinator Bingo:  See the 11:00 a.m. description.

     

    1 p.m.                   Butterfly Pollination: Butterflies and wildflowers are pollinator and pollinizer. Learn about the process of pollination and what butterflies need in a flower, and what butterflies don’t need flowers at all. Meet Arkansas Butterflies and Moths author Lori Spencer in the lodge banquet hall for this colorful presentation. A book signing follows. 30-45 minutes

     

    1:30 p.m.             Honeybees: Join a park interpreter in the Sparrow room in the lodge to learn about our

                    most important pollinators, the honeybees. 30 minutes

     

    2 p.m.                   Butterflies and Bears: Strange Connections:  We hear that everything in nature is connected. How are butterflies and bears connected? Join Park Interpreter Don Simons for a closer look at this relationship. Meet in the lodge banquet hall. 45 minutes

     

    3 p.m.                   Welcome Station, Pollination Jar Raffle, Plant Sale, Bulletin Board Butterflies and Bug Bonanza all close

     

    3:30 p.m.             LIVE Concert: An Ozark Journey for Kids! Meet in the lodge banquet hall.  1 hour, free and open to the public

    7:00 p.m.             LIVE Concert Featuring “Still on the Hill”: Don’t miss this energetic, toe-tappin’ concert.  Meet in the lodge banquet hall.  Up to 1 ½ hours, free and open to the public

     

    Additional Park Activities

     

    Book signings: Arkansas Butterflies and Moths and The Diana Fritillary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly

     

    Available at park gift shops

     

    This is the definitive guide to Arkansas’s rich butterfly heritage, with half the book devoted to moths. Photos of many caterpillars are featured beside the adults. Book also contains a gardening chapter, hot spot chapter, and resource section. For kids and beginning butterfly enthusiasts, get a copy of the children’s book, The Diana Fritillary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly! Get your books signed by the author and photographer during the festival! Book signings are scheduled after most programs, and author and photographer are available throughout the festival.

     

    Bug Bonanza in Pavilion

     

    Friday and Saturday

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    The Bug Bonanza is sponsored by the Mount Magazine Action Group (MtMAG);

    it is operated by professional park interpreters, entomologists, and knowledgeable volunteers. Enjoy a LIVE Arthropod Zoo (spiders, scorpions, and insects). Insect games and programs (see schedule), discover your artistic side with make-and-take buggy crafts! “Paint Station:” Help create a butterfly backdrop for the Still on the Hill concerts!

     

    Bounty of Bees Buffet

    Skycrest Restaurant

    Lunch on Friday and Saturday,

    11 a.m.- 2p.m.

     

    $14.95 adults, $6.95 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free

     

    Pollinating animals contribute to 1 out of every 3 bites we eat. During this year’s Butterfly Festival, the Skycrest Restaurant in the Lodge is hosting a special “bounty of bees” buffet showcasing all that pollinators do for us every day. This buffet features foods that are produced with the help of pollinators. Look at the label of each dish and see just what pollinates it, either directly or indirectly. To learn more and create your own pollinator-friendly meals, visit www.pollinator.org.

     

    Logan County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    (near the pavilion)

    Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

     

    The Logan County Master Gardeners have a partnership with Mount Magazine State Park, and include a few of the members of the Mount Magazine Action Group. Join them for tours of the visitor center garden. Get nectar plants for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, caterpillar host plants, and much more, including yard art. These trained volunteers also answer your gardening questions. All proceeds are used for Master Gardener projects in Logan County.

     

    “Giving Gives You Wings”

    Food Drive

     

    Donate 5 non-perishable food items (or $10) and receive a prize!

     

    Butterflies give us so much: beauty, peace, joy, and a connection with nature. Seeing a butterfly’s colorful wings gives our hearts and minds “wings.”

     

    We help them by planting gardens with their preferred nectar plants, caterpillar host plants, and leave natural areas undisturbed.

     

    As we give to butterflies, let’s also give back to our community during this year’s Butterfly Festival. Participate in the “Giving Gives You Wings” food drive by donating a non-perishable food item or financial contribution at the Mount Magazine Action Group welcome station when you arrive. With a donation of 5 cans (or boxes) of food or $10, you receive a special “thank you” gift as a token of our appreciation.

     

    Your donation will be delivered to Community Outreach

    Services, which helps many families in Logan County.

     

    When you drop off an item, you receive a badge stating “I earned my wings today!” because giving gives you a great feeling, similar to seeing your favorite butterfly!

     

     

     

    Exotic Butterfly and Moth Display

     

    Friday and Saturday

    Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery

    9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    View the contrasting colors and sizes of butterflies and moths from around the world in this private collection. Compare them to butterflies and moths of the same families at Mount Magazine State Park.

     Need help? Ask a member of the Mount Magazine Action Group

    If you’ve got a question about the festival, ask the volunteers in blue shirts! Members of the park’s volunteer organization have an information table at the visitor center and are ready to help you enjoy the park!

     

    Pollination Jar Raffle

    Saturday only!

     

    How many flowers must bees visit to make a pound of honey? Guess how many flowers are in the jar at the volunteer welcome station on Saturday until 3 p.m. The closest guess wins a gift basket. The winner will be announced at the Still on the Hill concert Saturday night!

     

    Children’s Wildlife Garden

     

    Tour MtMAG’s projects, including a wildlife garden designed to help families enjoy watching wildlife, gardening, and more. Located on the south side of the lodge, between the restaurant and back terrace, this garden is made possible through a ‘Greening of Arkansas’ grant from the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. You can tour the garden anytime, and check the schedule for garden tours.