Marion residents will tell you that it’s the community spirit that makes a difference. It’s the community that turns out every year to stage and attend fund raising dinners and festivals, that volunteers to help finish the new football stadium in time for the first home game, and that gets together for block parties and car pools.
It’s the community where the Methodist church opened its doors and shared its premises with the neighboring Baptist congregation when the Baptist church burned to the ground. It’s the community where the volunteer fire department worked to earn a Class IV insurance rating, the best rating of any community in Arkansas served by a volunteer department. It’s a community where volunteers put up playground equipment in city parks, where more volunteers are coaching softball and baseball and football.
It’s a community where social seasons are marked by the Methodist turkey dinner, the First Assembly spaghetti dinner, and the first and last days of school. It’s a community where children come home from school and head outdoors to play, secure in the knowledge that if they’re out of their parents’ sight, a neighbor will be looking after them.
It’s our community spirit that makes the difference.
It’s a community that’s experienced tremendous growth, and is poised on the edge of even greater growth.
It’s a community that 12,000 people are pleased and proud to call …..”home.”
Due to the Holidays and the holiday closure of the landfill, the City of Marion Sanitation Department will not run their regular routes on Tuesday, December 24th, and Wednesday, December 25th. On Thursday December 26tlh, the Sanitation Department will run the Tuesday route, the Wednesday route and the Thursday route. On Friday, December 27th, the Sanitation Department will run its regular Friday route and finish up the remaining parts of Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s routes.
The Sanitation Department will not run its regular route on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, due to the Holiday and the holiday closure of the landfill. On Thursday, January 2nd, the Sanitation Department will run both the regular Thursday route and the regular Wednesday route. On Friday, January 3rd, the Sanitation Department will run its regular Friday route and finish the Wednesday route.