The 2015 Henry Awards winners will be revealed at the 41st Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held in Texarkana in March at the Arkansas Convention Center. There’s a Hope nominee on the list. The Hope Amtrak Platform Committee is one of three finalists for the Tourism Special Achievement Award, which is presented annually to an individual or organization that has contributed to the tourism industry through leadership “above and beyond” the normal requirements of their jobs. Another nominee was the Best Western Arkansas Cooperative. There’s a Best Western in Hope. Jay Lindly of KDQN Radio in De Queen is one of the nominees for the Media Support Award, which is presented annually to a distinguished individual or organization for extraordinary attention to and/or support of Arkansas’ tourism industry through the use of media. Other awards include the Community Tourism Development Award, the Natural State Award, the Bootstrap Award, the Arkansas Heritage Award, the Grand Old Classic Special Event Award and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.
(Courtesy Saratoga, AR Digest)