Architect John Mixon was in attendance at the official Groundbreaking Ceremony of Rotary Centennial Park in Jonesboro. It was made possible by the 3 Rotary Clubs in Jonesboro and was dedicated to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rotary International.
Preserve Arkansas is hosting their annual Most Endangered Places Bike Ride on May 24th. The 6 mile ride will include the Central High Historic District, The Paint Factory, and many more.
Electrical Engineer Pam McElrath participated in the So You Think You Can Bark fundraiser with her prize-winning poodle, Ace. The event is an agility show and costume contest that benefits the North Little Rock Animal Shelter. 4 dogs were adopted and the event raised over $1000 for the shelter.
Cromwell volunteers recently participated in the Sound the Alarm event for the American Red Cross Arkansas. The goal of the event is to provide working smoking detectors in homes that do not have them to reduce the amount of lives lost in a house fire. We helped to install over 750 alarms across the city.
Lily McRae, Associate AIA, hosted a student from Bryant High School for a job shadow day. Alex spent the day learning about all of Cromwell's different departments and how each contributes to project design as a whole. She also got to take a field trip over to the Bike Shop to check out how construction is going.
The Manila Fire Department and Moving Manila Forward teamed up to throw the first ever Blazing BBQ Festival. $7,280 was raised for the organization and the fire department. Cromwell is a huge supporter of the progress that is happening in Northeast Arkansas and was excited to help sponsor the event. http://ow.ly/xRlg30jEmn8
The Paint Factory is hosting the Bright Autistic Minds After-School Club over the next few weeks. During their first meeting, Ed Levy assisted the group with building architectural models using Legos. This Club provides autistic students ages 6-8 an opportunity to learn from a variety of mentors with hands-on learning exercises.
Every semester Structural Engineer Mike Callahan mentors a group of UALR senior Engineering Students and provides them with real world examples and learning opportunities. Last week, the students presented their Capstone Projects and joined Mike for a tour of the Paint Factory.
Earlier this month, Jordan Lane of our Jonesboro office served as the Assistant Director of the second annual Jonesboro Open. The competition is on the Disc Golf Pro tour and brings players from all over the world as well as hundreds of spectators and volunteers to the northeast corner of the state. Cromwell is a proud sponsor of the 3 day event that promotes tourism and quality of life for our home state.
Clark Wood, a member of our Construction Administration department, volunteered some of his time to help with several events during this year’s Bolo Bash, a local tennis tournament that raises money for the Baptist Health Foundation. Here he is with some of the participants of their Kid’s Day event. The Foundation funds a number of outreach programs that benefit Arkansans.