FYI-Current & Upcoming Events

-Christmas in the Park Signs: Available NOW thru December 8th at Atkins Family Pharmacy or Tina's Cutting Edge...ONLY $10 for a NEW Sign or $5 to RENEW...these can be made in "Honor Of" or in "Memory Of" your loved ones & will be on display in Gillespie Park for the Holiday Season!

-Holiday Food Baskets: THANKS to ALL our amazing donors, we are able to provide baskets in 2020! Applications will be available at Centennial Bank AFTER THANKSGIVING & DUE BY DECEMBER 4th. Distribution will be on DECEMBER 12th & will be a little different this year due to COVID, however, we will post more details on that closer to the date. We are thrilled to be able to continue our annual giving & would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of those who have helped make this possible! If you haven't donated & would still like to, monetary donations can be made at

City Hall or Centennial Bank...Dollar General & Family Dollar will have donation boxes out in the coming weeks for items, please keep in mind that due to the virus, we will only be able to accept NEW TOYS this year. (NO used items, including clothing/toys will be collected.) Again, thank you for your help with this project & understanding of our necessary changes for 2020!

-2020 Christmas Parade: UNFORTUNATELY, NO PARADE this year due to COVID...instead we will provide a cute PHOTO OP setup on stage at Gillespie Park. Just drop by at your convenience to snap a quick pic! The set will be available November 30th thru the Holiday Season!

Citizen of the Year

1992-Elmo Haney

1993-Pat Duvall

1994-Sue Berkemeyer

1995-Nina Tackett

1996-Chuck Colflesh

1997-Carolyn Ezell

1998-Bobby Cowan

1999-Sherry Reel

2000-Marion Eckert
2002-J.L. Austin

2003-Jimmy McGee
2004-David Bishop

2005-Ruth Teal

2006-Frank Pickle

2007-George Bailey

2008-David Lindsey

2009-Doyle Cook

2010-Alta Cheek

2011-Carl Warren

2012-Carl Rackley

2013-Stacey Coffman

2014-Nell Warren

2015-John & Kay Sunderland

2016-Charlie Sorrels



2019-Van & Ginnie Tyson

People for a Better Atkins, or PBA, as it's known, is a non-profit organization made of volunteers who love and care about Atkins, AR!
Around here, when you hear PBA, you may think of one thing........PICKLEFEST! There's no doubt that Picklefest is a HUGE part of what we do, however, there are MANY other aspects of our organization and we encourage you to get involved and help us continue to make Atkins a better place each and every day! Please explore the site and give us your feedback on how we can continue to improve the town we all love so much!

Are you a NEW Business (a year old or less)
OR are you celebrating
an Anniversary(5yr, 10yr, etc.) 
if so, give us a call at 479-857-2494 to setup your Ribbon Cutting! We will take care of all the details...let us help you celebrate!

Ribbon Cutting?

Want to have a

Did you miss purchasing a Picklefest T-Shirt??  Call Erin at
479-857-2494 &
get one while
supplies last!

ONLY $10