by Max Brantley
After a long and mutually beneficial relationship extending for 58 years, Hot Springs regrets that the organizers of the Miss Arkansas Pageant today decided to change the location of the pageant.
The Visit Hot Springs staff worked hard to keep the pageant in the city that has been its home for more than a half century. But because of existing contracts with other customers extending for 10 years into the future we were unable to accommodate the pageant organizers’ request to change the pageant dates.
We understand the pageant organizers’ decision and wish the pageant continued success in its new location.
And we will work hard to get the pageant back for Hot Springs if the organizers ever decide to change their minds.