August 15th has officially been declared as ‘Meet the Bucks’ day by Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison. He was joined by State Representative John Maddox, Mena Mayor Seth Smith, U.S. Senator John Boozman for the proclamation signing. The proclamation encourages residents to participate in all events including Paint the Town Red and MEET THE BUCKS NIGHT on August 15 at Bearcat Stadium. Tailgating begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free. The Meet the Bucks community pep rally will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring a joint honorary Bucks cheerleading squad comprised of Acorn, Mena, and Cossatot River cheerleaders, as well as all of the Bucks cross-country and soccer student-athletes will be announced followed by the mens’ Bucks soccer scrimmage. All youth soccer athletes are encouraged to come ‘run with the Bucks’ during intros, National Anthem, and assist with balls.