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How do you get students interested in the 50th anniversary of the Greers Ferry Dam dedication? Include information about the area and the dam in their daily school curriculum. The Little Rock District held the dedication ceremony Oct. 3 at the John F. Kennedy Overlook near the dam. About 6,000 people attended the event to hear former President Bill Clinton and Gov. Mike Beebe speak about the dam's value to the nation. Out of 6,000, some 2,900 in attendance that day were students from 17 North Central Arkansas school districts. Inviting students from local school districts was talked about last year during the event planning committee meetings. The planning committee decided to make dam education a focal point throughout the school year leading up to the ceremony.