There is a barbecue dinner at the community center in Fouke on Friday, April 17, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to benefit the town square project.

The barbecue dinner is sponsored by the Fouke Citizens for a Better Community. The proceeds will go toward the town square project. The group plans to construct a town square that has a park and an area for school band practice. The barbecue dinner will be held in the Stanley Davis Community Center located in the middle of Fouke, just off Hwy 71 South.

To find out more information visit Fouke Citizens for a Better Community on Facebook.

Fouke, ARK. has been made famous by the Fouke Monster, aka Boggy Creek Monster. According to Fouke Monster website Fouke Monster sightings became prevalent in 1971 and have continued to grow.

Newspaper accounts first brought regional attention to the creature starting in May of 1971. The sensational stories were mainly published in the Texarkana Gazette, but were also picked up by the Associated Press and distributed to other newspapers around the southern U.S.

In 1972, following the release of Charles B. Pierce's classic film, The Legend of Boggy Creek - which was based on actual sighting reports - the creature was launched to worldwide fame due to the movie's overwhelming success.

Many people believe that sighting reports of the creature stopped in the mid-1970s after the movie mayhem died down. HOWEVER, the sighting reports DID NOT STOP, nor did they truly start in 1971. Sightings of a large, hairy man-like creature in the Fouke area date back to the early 1900s and continue right up until today.