Austin Academy for Kids owners Dixie and George Whitney with their daughter Angelina, 6, and director Amy Whitney hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening/open house on Friday, Oct. 26. First Arkansas Bank and Trust sponsored the event and provided hamburgers and hot dogs. Several city and county officials attended the event. The 7,400 square foot Austin Academy is located at 1680 E. Main in Austin. The academy can accommodate 133 children and features eight classrooms, security cameras in each classroom, two state-of-the-art play equipment [one indoors and one outdoors], child friendly child sized toilets, lights and water foundations, sensor lighting, a kitchen and lunch room. For more information call 501-843-1115.