Easter Weekend Marked With Full Schedule

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This little lady was busy hunting eggs and having fun Saturday at the Rector First Baptist Church Easter egg hunt and Springfest

Weather conditions were near perfect for Easter weekend 2014, which benefited a number of outdoor activities and observances. Those taking part in Easter egg hunts on Saturday enjoyed warm but breezy conditions, and in response large crowds turned out to enjoy the festivities.

The Springfest at Rector drew a large crowd to the Jeremy McDaniel Sports Complex, while the Easter celebration on the grounds of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Piggott and the egg hunt at New Hope Baptist at Pollard also enjoyed excellent participation.

The good weather on Saturday also benefited the Clay County Fair Association, as they hosted mud drags during the morning and a demolition derby that evening at the fairgrounds.

Kids in the 9 and 10 year old age division fan out during Saturday morning's Easter egg hunt, held during the annual celebration at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Piggott.

The morning crowd for the mud drags, promoted by Mud Thumpers of Northeast Arkansas, was a bit light due to a competing event. But, an appreciative group was on hand and enjoyed the action as over a dozen competitors took part in the racing. Future mud drags at the fairgrounds are in the works, and more details will be available as the schedule is finalized.

Saturday evening there was also a good crowd on hand for the inaugural demolition derby of the 2014 season, held in the fairgrounds arena.

The variety of entries was great, and even included this Ford Escort station wagon, at the mud drags held Saturday at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Piggott.
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