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Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams has officially declared Nov. 18 as Laura Ingalls Wilder Day in Mountain Home in celebration of the upcoming “Christmas, Prairie Style” event at the Lodge Between the Lakes.
The signing of the declaration was attended by Baxter County Library Director Kim Crow Sheaner and Pastor Nicholas Inman from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.
“Christmas, Prairie Style” will see cast members from the award-winning TV show “Little House on the Prairie” interact with residents and guests over a two-day period.
The event, which runs Nov. 18-19, is being put on by Gravel Markets LLC. Gravel Road Markets has been producing events for the past eight years and has been the exclusive event producer for the cast of the “Waltons” and “Little House on the Prairie” for the past two years.
“We are very excited to be coming to Mountain Home, Arkansas, and bringing the cast of Little House on the Prairie with us,” stated Event Executive Producer, Jackson Bishop.
The “Little House on the Prairie” themed event will give residents the chance to meet and take pictures with Caroline Ingalls (Karen Grassle), Grace Ingalls (Wendi Lou Lee), Miss Beadle (Charlotte Stewart), Sarah Carter (Pamela Roylance), and Baby Rose Wilder (Jennifer Donati).
The meet and greet will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19. Admission for adults is $10 and $5 for children ages 3-12.
In addition to the meet and greet, residents can purchase a VIP Dinner experience with the cast on Nov. 18 starting at 7 p.m. A VIP Breakfast experience is also available for the following Sunday morning, with breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets for the VIP Dinner and VIP Breakfast can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
The Lodge Between the Lakes is looking for donors to help fund hot air balloon rides with cast members. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the balloons please reach out to Lodge Between The Lakes at (870) 430-5216 or at [email protected].
The lodge is currently looking to fund at least one balloon. Costs run $1,500 per balloon for the day. Partial donations are more than welcomed.