For the third year, the two organizations held the Business and Lifestyle Expo at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center Saturday. "It gets people connected to businesses and services in the area, including nonprofit and for-profit organizations."
A total of 118 organizations came out for the day-long event, which was kept busy throughout.
Plenty of activities were available for the kids as well, including face-painting from the
It was a way for organizations to get their names out to the community — but some organizations can remain unknown even by longtime residents.
One of those was the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, where passers-by got a chance to see a Bengal Tiger and a serval, a type of cat. "It’s amazing that people who have lived in Eureka Springs don’t even know there’s a wildlife refuge in their neighborhood," said Rose Itzcovitz, an intern who has worked at the refuge for approximately six months.
Turpentine Creek claims to be the largest big cat refuge in the world, holding 113 big cats that were rescued from those who tried to take them in as pets — or just needed to give them good homes.
The facility builds natural enclosures for its animals — giving them room to run, play and explore within familiar habitats.
For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
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