Boris Johnson, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, told a Bentonville crowd Wednesday he has a more “firm view of the afterlife” from attending the Heartland Summit there, comparing the town to “heaven, absolute heaven” after bicycling along trails there earlier that day. The final speaker was actor Matthew McConaughey of Uvalde, Texas. McConaughey founded the Greenlights Grant Initiative dedicated to improving school safety after the school shooting in his hometown on May 24, 2022, that killed 19 students and two adults.
This week the City of Bentonville unveiled their new Airplane Rescue Firefighting truck. This vehicle is designed to handle emergencies involving airplanes and will live at fire station #6 on I St. The ARFF truck was purchased with a grant from the Runway Fund at the recommendation of Steuart Walton.
Congratulations, Krista Cupp, VP, Corporate & Community Affairs at Runway Group for being recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women of Impact.”
“Bentonville, it turns out, is a bit of a Coolsville but, so far as I could see, without a whiff of pretension.”
Local cycling enthusiasts are about to plant signs along some gravel roads in Benton County to encourage respect and safety between riders and farmers. The program will include 76 road signs and three hub signs on gravel cycling routes in the county, according to Runway Group. A hub is the place where cyclists park to start their ride.
Congratulations to Krista Cupp, Runway Vice President of Corporate & Community Affairs, for being named to the Top 100 Women of Impact in Arkansas!