The Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to present the inaugural Conway Black Restaurant Week during the last week of Black History Month. From February 21-27, 2021, the CVB will bring attention to Conway's Black-owned restaurants and introduce you to some of the people behind them. These stories will be posted to Facebook and Instagram and featured as blog posts on ConwayArkansas.org throughout the weeklong celebration.
We thank Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry for proclaiming February 21-27, 2021, as Black Restaurant Week! The text of his proclamation is as follows, and the official document can be found on the City of Conway’s website.
BY MAYOR BART CASTLEBERRY
CITY OF CONWAY, ARKANSAS
February 21-27, 2021
WHEREAS: the City of Conway has experienced growth in the number of Black-owned dining establishments in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the hospitality industry as a whole; and
WHEREAS: this week is to increase the public awareness of Black-owned restaurants and food service providers located throughout the City of Conway. Black-owned restaurants and food service providers have brought culinary and cultural diversity, which helps to strengthen the presence of the African American community; and
WHEREAS: sharing various cuisines provides an opportunity to appreciate cultural diversity while fostering an understanding about the history of people and the influences which created the cuisine; and
WHEREAS: this is an opportunity for the citizens of Conway to become aware of the role Black restaurant owners and food providers play throughout the City of Conway and surrounding areas.
Now therefore, I, Bart Castleberry, Mayor of Conway, do hereby proclaim February 21st through 27th, 2021, as:
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the SEAL of the City of Conway, Arkansas, to be affixed.
Dated this 21st day of February, 2021.
Mayor Bart Castleberry