Mountain Home resident Brandy Jordan has been nominated by a member of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Commission for the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her work with the 2017 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series. The event was successful enough this year to return to the Twin Lakes Area next year. Jordan is the World Series Chair, President and Event Coordinator who worked alongside Mountain Home Youth Baseball League President Tom Czanstkowski and several volunteers.
The nomination Jordan received is for the Parks and Tourism's 2018 Henry Awards. The winners from seven different categories will be revealed at the 44th Annual Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism in West Memphis in March. The Outstanding Volunteer Service Award recognizes a community, individual or organization that makes a substantial contribution to Arkansas's tourism industry.
Some 700 to 800 people visited the area for this year's Babe Ruth World Series at Mountain Home's McClain Park Baseball and Softball complex. Visiting families filled up area hotels and dined at local restaurants contributing to the local economy. Jordan says many of the families visited the area for their first time and are now planning future vacations.
When Jordan was asked about her nomination she said she was honored, but couldn't take all of the credit for the event's success. She commends the work of Czanstkowski and the other Executive Committee members Kurt Drewry, Dr. Bradley Coleman, Kyle Brashears, Andy Westcoat, Scott Sherry and the entire host of volunteers.
Jordan says she also wants to thank the Mountain Home Youth Baseball league for putting their confidence into her.
For more information on the 44th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism, contact the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism at 501-682-1088. For specific information on the Henry Awards, contact Brandy Flowers at 501-682-5240.
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