From the Delta to the Hills
Each May, The Department of Arkansas Heritage celebrates Arkansas Heritage Month. This time is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating Arkansas’s cultural and natural heritage. The theme for 2015 was “From the Delta to the Hills”. This provided a perfect opportunity for RCA chapters to collaborate. Sharon Pierce and the Mt. Judea Area Alliance (MJAA) were awarded a grant to initiate a project with a town in the Delta. Marvell-Elaine was chosen as the partner.
Students of the Deer-Mt. Judea and Marvell-Elaine School Districts were asked to write short stories about their heritage and some of the students took pictures of the landscape as did some of the faculty. The MJAA edited the stories but didn’t fact check, or change the writing. The stories are as they were given, with only the spelling and/or typing errors being corrected. The 71 page compilation has been well received. especially by people who were originally from the Delta but now live in the hills and vice versa. The students were very happy to see their work in print.