Like the rest of the world, PBA has recently been faced with some difficult decisions regarding how to move forward in the current climate. Obviously, the safety of our wonderful community is always our top priority. With that being said, after much discussion, it is with a heavy heart that we announce all functions for the remainder of the year are suspended with the exception of the Nina Tackett Scholarship, which we will award to a 2020 Atkins Senior. Unfortunately, this means that PICKLEFEST 2020 IS CANCELLED. (Please note: If you have already submitted your vendor form & payment, you WILL be receiving a refund via mail.) We know that everyone will miss the fun & good times the festival brings, but more than any of that, we will miss the opportunity it brings. Picklefest affords our organization the ability to provide approximately 150-175 families in the community with Food Baskets during the holiday season. While it is our hope to still be able to provide the annual Food Baskets in 2020 as we have for years, currently we are unsure that is a possibility without the festival. Please know that we plan to do all we can & are set to reconvene in September to see what will be feasible with the help of the community. We will continue to monitor the situation & post any updates as they become available. Our presence online will remain & we can still be reached via Email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Facebook. We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding & support during this difficult situation. Stay safe & wash your hands!!
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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!
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