An Ode to the Toad

Brad Lacy

Toad Release - 2016 Toad Suck Daze Festival in Conway, Arkansas

Here it is – just the toads and me. Tonight is the first opportunity I’ve ever had to release these guys back to their rightful homes. It gave me an opportunity to think about this weekend.

Leave it to Conway to find a way to send kids to college, children to preschool, Shakespeare to high schools, and hanging baskets to downtown. The lowly toad does some pretty cool things in a pretty cool town.

I cannot begin to express my thanks to our awesome Toad Suck Daze Committee. Without you, this absolutely would not be possible.

Our generous sponsors make the experience incredible for festival attendees.

A special thanks to our downtown neighbors for hosting us this weekend.

Also, to our City employees – police, fire, sanitation, street department, and physical plant – you are the unknown heroes of this endeavor; I hope people know now.

Finally to our Chamber team: you do amazing work every day, and I am proud of what you accomplish.

Long live the toads!

Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Staff - Toad Suck Daze 2016


Brad Lacy, President & CEO, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce

Brad Lacy is president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation. The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce organizes the award-winning Toad Suck Daze festival. Follow Brad on Twitter at @ChamberBrad.