Citizen of the Week

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A huge thank you to Ilene Powell, creator and promoter of Fleur Delicious Weekend.

Ilene began visiting Eureka Springs in 2002, and considered retiring here from New Orleans. She lost her home in Katrina and moved here last year, several years ahead of schedule.

Ilene hopes to eventually see a local foundation created to offer aid to hospitality industry workers in the Eureka Springs area who suffer natural disasters or injury, and would like the annual Fleur Delicious Weekend to provide some funding for the foundation.

Ilene has nothing to gain from creating this event except for sheer enjoyment of indulging in the festival's offerings.

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