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.