UACCM to kick off anniversary celebration

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a free chicken supper and barbecue for all area residents, just as the institution did for the original dedication which was held nearly 50 years ago.

Following the dinner, the school encourages everyone to stay and enjoy a free concert by four-time Grammy-nominated music group Trout Fishing In America at 7 p.m. Trout Fishing in America is a musical duo which performs folk rock and children’s music. The duo is composed of Keith Grimwood (upright bass, Clevinger bass, bass guitar and vocals) and Ezra Idlet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo and vocals). Grimwood and Idlet formed Trout Fishing in America on the streets of Santa Cruz, Calif. The band was based for many years in Houston, Texas, but moved to the Prairie Grove (Washington County) area in 1992. Trout Fishing in America has received much critical recognition for both family and adult music.

This year marks three major milestones for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM):  50 years since its creation by the Arkansas General Assembly; 20 years as a two-year college; and 10 years as a member of the University of Arkansas System. During the course of the year, UACCM will host a number of events for the community, including concerts, musical performances and guest speakers.  

More information, including an updated schedule of events, is available at or by calling 1.800.264.1094.