Youth center, ‘Hollywood Walk’ on residents’ wish list

MALVERN, Ark. (AP)   Building a youth center, creating a Hollywood-type walk of the area's famous celebrities and offering an off-road bike trail are some suggestions Hot Spring County residents have to improve the region.

Those items were included on more than 200 surveys returned by residents in 14 communities who were asked in November how they would grow the county. Some of their ideas were discussed this week at the College of the Ouachitas.

Although improving recreation and youth opportunities made up most of the discussion, the Malvern Daily Record reports some attendees voiced concern that not having alcohol sales was hurting the county because restaurants and retailers would go elsewhere.

Other suggestions included offering a Wi-Fi charging center, moving the county fairgrounds and promoting a farmer's market and the river park.

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