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Evening Shade

According to the legend, the romantic name of Evening Shade was made up by the Postmaster of the town. He owned a mill and filed for a post office but needed a name. When he saw the tall pines cast shadows on his mill, he knew what the perfect name would be. This was in 1847 and Evening Shade was, together with Hardy, county seat for Sharp county.
Thanks to the Evening Shade TV-sitcom in the 1990's the town became famous. With help from the stars from the TV-series Evening Shade marketed a cookbook and could raise the money to build a gymnasium and auditorium for the school. The buildings were named after the actors from the Sitcom, Burt Reynolds and Linda & Harry Thomasson.
Evening shade has a population of almost 500.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Richard Huff
Recorder/treasurer Kim Graddy
Police Chief Lonnie Haley
Fire Chief Curtis Hollinger
Water Superintendent Kevin Coursey
Alderman Anne Marie Avey
Alderman Angie Haley
Alderman Eva Haley
Alderman Sharon Kunkel
Alderman Melinda Kunkel
Alderman Dwight Sharp

City Facts

County: Sharp

Population: 432

Senate District: 19

House District: 62

Congressional District: 1

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 235
EVENING SHADE, AR 72532

Phone: (870) 266-3833

Fax: (870) 266-3514

Meetings:
Second Monday

Email: cityeveningshade@centurytel.net

State Online Services

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Arkansas Municipal League
Our Mission

The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:

  • to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
  • to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and,
  • to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.