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Descendants of Waterfowler Hall of Fame inductees attend award dinner

Several descendants of Arkansas County residents who are newly inducted members of the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame gathered at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock Thursday, May 19 to accept the prestigious awards in honor of their deceased family members. Due to the pandemic, two sets of inductees were honored at this year’s event.

The honoree for 2020 was Pat Peacock of Stuttgart, for her nationwide advocacy of Arkansas waterfowl hunting, and numerous achievements including being the first woman to hold the title of Duck Calling World Champion and Champion of Champions. She held leadership positions in several conservation organizations. Ms. Pat’s award was accepted by her daughter Melody Stackhouse of Stuttgart.

The 2021 honorees were Dr. Harold V. Glenn, Thad S. McCollum, and Verne L. Tindall, for their founding of what is now the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and precursor of today’s Wings over the Prairie Festival. The three men were officers in Stuttgart’s Daniel Harder American Legion Post 48. The event is the pinnacle of competitive duck calling and along with the festival is a major economic driver for the Grand Prairie region. Dr. Glenn’s award was accepted by his grandson Glenn Mosenthin of Searcy. Mr. McCollum’s honor was accepted by his granddaughter Amy Bennett Norton of Franklin, Tennessee. Mr. Tindall’s award was accepted by his granddaughter Kay Tindall Trice of Stuttgart.

Also honored that evening were 2020 inductees Wallace Claypool, John Olin, George Purvis, and Dr. Scott Yaich, and 2021 inductees Carl Hunter and W.R. “Witt” Stephens, Jr. 

The event’s presenting sponsor was Saracen Casino Resort of Pine Bluff. The Hall of Fame benefits the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie and was added to the Museum’s waterfowl wing a few years ago.

You can learn more about the hall of fame, all its members, and their efforts to preserve and promote duck hunting by visiting www.waterfowlerhof.com

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