Photo by Larry Miller
Munchin on Main Street Draws Large Crowd
Visitors gathered from far and wide under sunny skies on Saturday for the fourth Munchin on Main Street event, presented by the City of Morrilton. An estimated 2,500 people attended the downtown event.
After two years off due to Covid-19, Munchin on Main Street was a hit that brought spring break to a close. Kids enjoyed laser tag, face painting, and snow cones. The Baggo tournament drew a crowd, and “Back Again?” won the title of Baggo Champs thanks to the skilled throws of Jeremy Stell and Brad Willbanks. Point Remove Brewing and the Southern Sippery hosted a beer and wine garden throughout the day. Over 50 volunteers gave of their time to help the event run smoothly.
Six of the nine food trucks in attendance sold out by 7:30 p.m., just prior to the 8 p.m. closing time for the event. Trucks reported a combined total sales of more than $18,000 for the day, and Jefferson’s Mobile Grilling once again took home the title of Favorite Food Truck with over $4,800 in sales.
“What a wonderful day for Morrilton!” said Event Chair Courtney Martin. “It was great seeing families enjoying a day of fun here in our city. So many people came together to make the day a success, and our committee was overwhelmed at the help and support from all to bring back Munchin on Main once again.”
The planning committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the event. The City of Morrilton was the presenting sponsor at the $2,500 level. Conway County Regional Water, Koontz Electric Company, and Mobley Contractors supported the event at the platinum $1,000 level. Green Bay Packaging Arkansas Kraft Division, Petit Jean State Bank, State Senator Breanne Davis, and the UA Community College at Morrilton sponsored at the $500 gold level. Silver sponsors at the $250 level included AAA Business Systems, Arvest Bank, Brents & Sons Heat & Air, CHI St. Vincent Morrilton, Haynes Home Center, Health-Care Pharmacy, Merle Norman & More, Rick Harrell for Senate, State Representative Rick Beck, and WoodmenLife Arkansas Chapter 1422. Other sponsors included Sunland Rentals and Baggo Board Sponsor My Plan Store Drafting & Design as well as in-kind sponsors KVOM 101.7 FM and EAB Radio of Morrilton and 501 Sign & Vinyl.
The planning committee would also like to thank the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Morrilton, the Morrilton Street Department, the Morrilton Police Department, Med-Tech EMS, the Petit Jean Country Headlight, Conway County Elected Officials and the Conway County Courthouse, Wayne Smith Trucking, Conway County Regional Water, the Morrilton Depot Museum, the Rialto Community Arts Center, downtown business owners, Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, Judge Jimmy Hart, Hunter Garrett, Larry Miller, Mike Walters, and all volunteers who helped make Munchin on Main Street possible.