Here's the way the Robbins Sanford building in downtown Searcy used to look and the way it looks today.
It has been renovated and in the middle of the block is the entrance to the Grand Hall. The hall really does appear "grand" too with the old tin ceilings showing and the wall has an artistic view of an old brick wall.
And on May 13, 2010 it was the location for a grand party honoring two of Searcy's most beloved and knowledgeable citizens, Benson Robbins (yes, his relatives were previously owners of the building) and Marty Hawkins. Here they are looking like the Blues Brothers.
And here they were as the stars of the party given to honor their 80th birthdays.
Of course the wives deserve recognition for helping make these guys the successes that they are.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TWO SEARCY SCIONS! They contributed to years and years of Searcy's growth and deserved the party in a Grand Hall.