The Arkansas Great Southwest Regional Tourism Association met Thursday March 24th for their quarterly meeting at Big Jake's in Hope. The group reviewed their rules and also state grant funding for festivals and events for the rest of the fiscal year. Each county represented went through their upcoming events. Counties represented included Howard, Sevier, Hempstead, Nevada, and Miller. Lafayette County representatives were out because they were setting up for the Governor Conway Days Festival in Bradley which was set to begin the next day.