Marked Tree Chamber welcomes new business
This week, the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce heard from Randall Burcham who, together with his business partner Sam Victory, will bring a new business to Marked Tree that manufactures cotton candy, butter cookies, peanut butter treats and rice crispie treats.
Burcham said he hopes to be in operation by mid-March, and when they are in full production they should produce 3-4,000 bags a week, which are sold across the region. The labels on all the products will indicate the products are made in Marked Tree.
In other business, a date was set for the annual chamber banquet. The banquet will be on Thursday, April 17. A silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. provided by the Methodist Chicks. Tickets will be $15.
Chamber President Sandy Teague said the Chamber will start a fundraiser to collect pennies all over town to help fund putting in flowers at the underpass as part of a project to clean the area. Marked Tree students will also be painting a mural as part of the beautification project.
Teague also said the new Arkansas books, which feature pages on Marked Tree, are available for $42 each. Contact a Chamber member for details.