Springdale's "Politickin" event draws 550

Gathering held in downtown Springdale for first time

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Bobby Hopper (left), former member of the Arkansas Highway Commission, speaks Thursday with Bill Mathews, co-owner of McDonald’s restaurants in Northwest Arkansas, during the annual Springdale Chamber of Commerce’s “Chickin, Peelin’ and Politickin’” event at Walter Turnbow Park at Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale.

SPRINGDALE -- The seventh annual "Chickin, Peelin' and Politickin'" event drew a record crowd estimated at 550 Thursday night in its first gathering at Walter Turnbow Park in downtown Springdale.

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