Rod Run set to roar

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The 1948 Ford car hauler and the 1934 Ford, owned by Scott and Connie Mann of Cape Girardeau, won best of show in last year's Heritage Park Rod Run and SuperCruise.

Better dig out those sunglasses for this weekend, the ninth annual Heritage Park Rod Run and SuperCruise will be here complete with shiny paint and sparkling chrome.

This year's festivities kick off 7 p.m. Friday night, May 18, at the Piggott Community Center with the new event featuring MTV award winning Elvis impersonator Dave Jenkins.

Saturday morning begins bright and early with a 6 a.m. breakfast at Heritage Park. Car show registration begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. All registered participants may participate in games from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The evening meal will be served to registered participants at 4:30.

At 6:30, rodders will begin lining up for the cruise/parade through downtown Piggott.

At 7 p.m. residents of Piggott will be treated to an automotive visual treat as the rodders drive their prized possessions from Heritage Park to the Piggott City airport, and then back to the downtown square.

From 8 -- 10 p.m. Also new this year: Platinum recording artist Jason L. Green will perform on the square as part of the 50s dance. At 8:30, a 50s dress-up contest will be held. Prizes will be given for first and second place male and first and second place female.

Sunday again begins bright and early with a 6 a.m. breakfast at Heritage Park. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday will be $3.50 per person. At 9 a.m., a gospel concert featuring The Dooleys from Conway, will be held in the park.

At 11, special awards will be given and grand prize giveaways will be presented. The festivities end at noon.

All rodders will take part in the "All Day Show and Shine" for spectators to take a closer look cars. Admission to the park will be $2 for adults and $1 for kids ages six to 12. Kids five and under will be admitted free.

For the second year in a row, a shuttle will run from Heritage Park, making stops at Hemingway Pfeiffer Museum (where the Celebration of Quilting will be held on the new date) and at the court square. The shuttle begins running and 10 a.m. and will run every half hour.

Also, back by popular demand, will be pork steak and sodas sold at the old station on the southwest corner of the square.

The Rod Run t-shirts this year honor the soldiers of the 875th Engineer Battalion with a patriotic image on the back of the shirt. Heritage Park Rod Run and SuperCruise shirts are $12 and caps are $15. They are available for a limited time at The Movie House and The Treasure Chest in Piggott, after which time they will be available at Heritage Park.

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