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Crenshaw Springs in White Hall opening Saturday

Crenshaw Springs in White Hall opening Saturday

WHITE HALL, Ark. (KTHV) – The city of White Hall will open its new water park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Mayor of White Hall Noel Foster told THV11 news that the park, Crenshaw Springs, has passed all inspections and employees will go through one more round of training and emergency drills Friday night just before they open the gates.

Foster said the park is named after a natural spring that still wells up beneath a pavilion on Dollarway Road near Anderson Avenue and Church Drive; it brought travelers to the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city is hoping the new Crenshaw Springs will do the same.

Area Photos: Crenshaw Springs in White Hall (http://on.kthv.com/1noXcoJ)

The new park features a walk-in pool, fountains and pool areas for small children to play in, water slides, an aquatic rock climbing wall, and a concession stand.

Camp iRock fitness and nutrition camp registration deadline June 27

Camp iRock fitness and nutrition camp registration deadline June 27

Little Rock, AR (AMHC) – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual Camp iRock, an all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence.

Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com

The application deadline is June 27, 2014.

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, one in three Arkansas public school students is overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. These children have a higher risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tonight's My Town Hero is a legendary Little Rock basketball coach. He's accomplished some remarkable things on the court over the years, but it's what the Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer is doing off the court that makes him so worthy of being called a Town Hero.

This man needs no introduction. Just take a look at the plaques along his wall, and you'll know right away you're in the presence of greatness. Charles Ripley, Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Arkansas Baptist College, wears many hats, but the most significant pertains to meeting the needs of his young athletes.

Enjoy the great outdoors on Arkansas Trails Day

Enjoy the great outdoors on Arkansas Trails Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The 22nd anniversary of National Trails Day, America's largest trail celebration, is slated for June 7. Events throughout the U.S. will join this nationwide observation of America's wealth of trail types and experiences while encouraging the public to enjoy a trail. According to State Trails Coordinator Mike Sprague, "The kick off to Arkansas's celebrations will begin a week earlier on Saturday, May 31, with trail events of all kinds in Little Rock and North Little Rock. A schedule of the events slated for May 31 in the metro area is posted on the Arkansas Trails Council website at: http://www.arkansastrailscouncil.com/.

Homeruns and Heroes event to benefit UAPB Baseball Complex

Homeruns and Heroes event to benefit UAPB Baseball Complex

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAPB) – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has partnered with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) to host Homeruns and Heroes, a fundraiser aimed at raising funds to complete construction at the Torii Hunter Baseball, Softball and Little League Complex on UAPB’s campus. The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Governor’s Mansion. Governor Beebe will be one of the celebrities at the event along with Major League Baseball All-Stars Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers and Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Hunter and Lee are both Arkansans.