Big Weekend Set in Piggott

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Members of the Piggott FFA check in equipment for their annual auction Monday morning at the fairgrounds

One of the busiest weekends of the year is at hand for the city of Piggott, and the good news for this first weekend in April is a favorable weather forecast. Saturday, April 6 the community will swell with visitors as Piggott holds its annual citywide yard sale, coupled with the annual FFA farm equipment auction at the fairgrounds.

The citywide yard sale has become a popular destination for visitors from across the region, and features an indoor sale at the Piggott Community Center beginning at 7:30 a.m. The citywide yard sale is sponsored, and coordinated, each spring by the Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce.

"We expect a lot of folks in town for the citywide yard sale," chamber secretary Jan Glover noted. "We will have a list of many of the sales available for pick up Friday at the chamber office in the depot building, and they'll be available Saturday morning at the community center, Country Mart, The Piggott Diner and Vintage Palooza."

Along with the indoor sale at the community center, dozens of individuals will be having yard and garage sales that day as the usual permit fee is waived.

Consignment items have been rolling into the Clay County Fairgrounds since late last week, as the Piggott FFA prepares for their 39th annual farm equipment auction. The auction will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, and based on the number of items consigned generally runs until late in the day.

The auction is the primary fundraiser for the Piggott High School Chapter of the FFA, and is staged each spring by Magee Auction Company of Piggott.

The Chamber of Commerce is also involved in the FFA auction, and sold sponsorship on bidding cards to various businesses in the area. During Saturday's auction chamber officials will present a check to the local FFA chapter for half the proceeds from the effort.

The chamber will also be conducting a "car blow-up" event Saturday during the FFA auction at the fairgrounds. "Bret Haywood of Piggott Collision Service has donated a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer for the blow-up and we'll be selling chances beginning at 9 a.m.," Glover explained. "At noon we'll stop selling chances and we'll start the truck, whoever has the correct time for how long it takes the motor to blow-up will split the pot 50-50."

Proceeds from the car blow-up drawing will be split between the winner and the Chamber of Commerce, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting operations of the upcoming car show.

Those wanting more information on the citywide yard sale, or the car blow-up event, may contact Glover at the Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce at 870 598-3167. Those wanting additional information about the indoor yard sale at the Piggott Community Center may call 870 598-5884.

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