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Marion offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Fishing is plentiful in nearby Oxbow lakes and the Mississippi River chutes. Three state parks are located within a 30-minute drive, with two of them focusing on the area’s history.Less than a half-hour away in Memphis are big city attractions including concerts, Memphis Symphony performances, regional ballet and opera productions, an IMAX theater, Broadway touring groups at the Orpheum, a zoo, numerous museums, and of course, Graceland.
Marion has an annual spring festival each May known as Esperanza Bonanza. A past winner of the Arkansas Community Development Award, this family oriented festival offers barbecue, crawfish, carnival rides, and live music.
The most recent addition to our community calendar is our Scarecrow Contest, held during the month of October. Winners of the city-wide contest are announced at our fun-filled Saturday festival held in late October. The Scarecrow Contest began in 2011 and the display of unique and creative scarecrows was enjoyed all month long by residents and visitors. The contest quickly took hold as a new tradition to welcome and celebrate fall, and to promote Marion’s wonderful community spirit.
Early December marks the beginning of Marion’s Christmas season with the annual Christmas parade. Kids of all ages gather to watch and wave to passing friends on floats and in bands and walking groups. Of course, the highlight of the evening is Santa’s appearance as he arrives to remind us of the magic of the season. The entire town is aglow with the excitement and wonder of Christmas on this special night each year.

RR Crossings

There will be closings at the railroad crossings next week, beginning Tuesday 4/19, to replace crossties. The crossings will be closed one at a time, for at least one day at a time each. The order of closings will be: Jackson Street, Military Road, Medel Marconi. All repairs should be completed by Friday 4/22.

Garbage Pickup News

Beginning Week of May 4, 2015 the City of Marion will offer CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICK-UP!

Same pick-up schedule as your household trash pick-up - Recycle bags and additional information available at City Hall (870.739.5410) or at the Water Department (870.739.3073)

Recyclable materials only - Paper/Cardboard, Glass, Plastic Aluminum

Water Department

Pay your water bill online at www.xpress-pay.com

Water bill auto pay available at no charge…call 870-739-3073 or Email us Here

Used Tire Disposal

Tire disposal is available for both businesses and residents.

The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.

There is no charge at the time of service, but there will be bills sent out quarterly for each tire.

The tire prices are: $1.75/passenger tires; $5/semi-truck tires; $26/ implement tires.

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