Springdale Alderman Bobby Stout said that was the first time he had heard Featherfest was cancelled. “It concerns me that it’s not going to be held,” he said. “It’s the kind of thing, you know, that for a weekend, people could come in and see and participate in Springdale.” Stout has fought to preserve the character of Springdale by opposing the new sign ordinance, but he could not save Featherfest when the Chamber decided to dump it and pursue high tech jobs for the future.
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
Mariachi bands are playing, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere hombres are laughing, and little ninos shout;
But there is no joy in