I have received the Special Use Permit required to gather at a First Amendment location within Hot Springs National Park. Here’s a close copy of the press release given to the local newspaper, The Sentinel Record, today.
(The press release was the tri-fold flyer we plan to hand out that day complete with updated material. The current handout includes the release of Ezekiel. As a CPS worker has stated that an appeal may be made by the CPS in the baby’s case, we hope this information stays current.)
When: 16th of April, 2016
Where: Near the National Park office sign (above) at 101 Reserve Street at the corner of Central and Reserve at 10:00 a.m. If we have more than 25 people, we will have to spread out on the sidewalk near the fountain across the street. We will walk down the sidewalk at bathhouse row, impeding no other pedestrians, to the 1st Amendment Area on the Arlington Lawn across from the Arlington Hotel. We should be there around 10:30 a.m. After a prayer, a few songs, and a few speeches, we will return to where we began. The Arlington Lawn protest should last no longer than 1 hour.
Parking: Parking may be difficult as this is the final day of horse racing at Oaklawn. If there are no spaces at Hill Wheatly Plaza, parking should be available in the city’s free parking garage on Central Avenue. If you find no spaces there, you will probably be able to find a spot on one of the side streets near Hill Wheatly Plaza. Parking by the Arlington Hotel may be difficult for those who don’t want to walk bathhouse row. Arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to find parking.
I will be staying after the event until 2:00 to hand out flyers on the sidewalk on Central Avenue. If you wish to help, that would be great. I will give a brief “handout training” when we return to 101 Reserve Street.
If you have any questions, please ask them here.