Citizens of the Week

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The firefighters who worked the parking lot at Lake Leatherwood Fields before, during and after the fireworks display on Sunday are this week’s Citizens of the Week. They were nominated by Bob Thomas, who said he watched the group handle the job of traffic control and parking in the midst of a two-hour downpour. “It was not just raining. It was RAINING!” Thomas said. “And thundering. And lightening.”

“Had they taken shelter and done a passable job of directing traffic with waving flashlights and whistles, most visitors to the park would have understood,” he continued. “Instead, they chose to stay in position and work throughout the deluge, all the while displaying courtesy, friendliness and a willingness to help when needed. Eureka Springs should be very proud of this group.”

To nominate somebody for Citizen of the Week, email Samantha Jones at