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October 31, 2022

Enlightening journeys through time and the history of Arkansas, the U.S. and the world highlight the 2023 calendar of events for the Adventure First Travel Club of First Community Bank. Also on the agenda are diamond digging, fine arts, major league baseball, and Broadway shows – including shows to be performed actually on Broadway!

“We are pleased that over 500 bank customers and guests participated in the regional, national and international exploits of our Travel Club in the past year,” said Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank. “They enjoyed the colorful tulips while on a European river cruise, and marveled at the majestic wonders of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Utah. We invite everyone to join us on the tours we will sponsor in the coming year.”

“Exploring Greece and Its Islands” is the major international tour of the new year. Greece is known for being the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy, and for the Olympic Games, and its ancient history and magnificent temples. This 16-day tour in May will visit such ancient sites as the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, the Temple of Apollo, and the Temple of Poseidon; plus it will witness the views, sunsets, and natural beauty of the captivating islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

Bank customers and their guests can participate in a dozen diverse activities next year, including:

January 14 – “Tootsie” – Robinson Center, Little Rock – Based on the hilarious film “Tootsie,” tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who finally lands the starring role of a lifetime.

February 16 – “Lucy Loves Desi” – University of Central Arkansas – Learn how one of America’s most beloved TV comedies, “I Love Lucy,” was shaped by unexpected “behind the scenes” drama.

March 30 – Moss Mountain Farm – Explore the beautiful gardens and magical home of P. Allen Smith, then enjoy a farm-to-table lunch featuring one of Allen’s a seasonal recipes.

April 22 – “Little Shop of Horrors” – Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock – A fresh, new vision of this wild musical featuring “Audrey II,” the singing plant that threatens to take over the world!

May 4 - 19 – Exploring Greece and Its Islands – Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece and the brilliance of the Mediterranean on this comprehensive journey to this fascinating country.

June 20 – Japanese American Relocation Center & Arkansas Post – Visit two important chapters of Arkansas’s history: the WWII Japanese American concentration camp at Rohwer and the state’s first and most significant European establishment at Arkansas Post.

July – St. Louis Cardinals – Attend a weeknight game to see the Cardinals play, and also explore other sights in St. Louis, while leaving ample time to shop.

August 15 – Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts – The newly reconstructed museum, as a driving force for artistic innovation, will become one of the most vibrant and influential museums in the region.

September 22-28 – “Charleston, Savannah, & Jekyll Island” – Immerse yourself in southern charm and hospitality while visiting three “Belles of the South,” so rich in culture and steeped in history.

October 25-27 – “Branson in the Fall” – Enjoy the changing seasons, live music shows, delicious restaurants and fantastic venues that make Branson a leading travel destination.

November 16-17 – Historic Washington, Crater of Diamonds State Park, & Bill Clinton Birthplace – Explore a pioneer “museum village”; hunt for real diamonds (or watch others dig for them); and tour the birth home of our nation’s 42nd President. 

December 11-15 – “Spotlight on New York City Holiday” – Experience the “the Big Apple” all dressed up for the holidays; enjoy a Broadway show and the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular; ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; and so much more!

Space is limited for all tours and events. For additional information about the Adventure First Travel Club or any of its trips, call First Community Bank at 870-612-3400 and ask for Chuck Jones, or email


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