ARCO (Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachitas) – Montgomery County
Our purpose is to lead in promoting and advancing sustainable prosperity and well being for the people of Montgomery County, Arkansas through broad-based development including economic, community, educational and leadership initiatives.
In 1981, Harbor East POA (HEPOA) was created on the sixty-two wooded acres on Lake Ouachita 49,000-acre wilderness mountain lake. Located just twenty-six miles from Hot Springs, the community is comprised of 188 condominiums or 49 buildings with 3 tennis courts, one multi- purpose court and 2 swimming pools. HEPOA is governed by a volunteer board of directors who maintain the integrity and preserve the beauty of the property. There is one full-time employee Office Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations and one contracted Property Manager whose crew oversees the maintenance and repair of the property. Several condo Unit Owners rent their condos out throughout the year and contact information can be found on any rental website. For more information about HEPOA, please visit our website – www.harboreastpoa.com, email us – [email protected] or call us at 870-867-3838.
A division of the University of Arkansas Agricultural Department, this organization provides education and information to the community about gardening, and volunteering. Community projects include the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds, Montgomery County Nursing Home, Tasty Acres, and the Caddo Gap “Indian Monument”.
The Master Gardeners meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00am (Annex Bldg., 117 Ray Dr.). These meetings are open to the public and feature a speaker and refreshments.
Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Service Annex Building
In October 1984, a small troupe of would-be Thespians came together at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds near Mount Ida, Arkansas. That meeting set in motion a plan for bringing to their community the opportunity to enjoy live theater. In their constitution the purpose was formally stated as being “operated exclusively for cultural, literary or educational purposes.” The new organization chose the name Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts, but it has become more familiarly known to the community as MCCPA.
The MCCPA usually has three performances a year. They range from plays, musicals, variety or talent shows, and even dinner theaters.