Piggott Celebrates With Annual Picnic

Saturday, July 5, 2014
The drawing for three prizes of $5,000 marked the end of another Piggott Fourth of July Picnic late Friday. Pictured with the guest pickers are Piggott Cemetery Association members, from left: Scott Hartwell, Sharon Tillman, Laura Cole, Mona Scott and Chris Roberts.

Near perfect weather and large crowds was the order of the day on Friday, July 4, as Piggott marked Independence Day with its annual community celebration to benefit the Piggott Cemetery. The festivities kicked-off Thursday evening with the first of three pageants and an armband night on the midway. On Friday, the activities continued with the traditional parade, led by Grand Marshals Norman Steward and Tim Tanner, both World War II combat veterans.

During the day a large crowd remained on hand at all times, taking advantage of the cooler-than-average weather. The first-annual auction was also well-attended, as was the Miss Piggott pageant that evening and the earlier pageants, as well. Chosen this year as Miss Piggott was Hannah Moore, of Malden, while first alternate was Sydney Lauren Tarno of Piggott and third alternate was Rachel Lampkin of Rector.

This year's picnic also featured a variety of top-notch local and regional entertainers.

The day was topped-off with the annual fireworks display, and although the show started a bit late it proved to be a crowd-pleaser.

The final event of the day was the drawing for three $5,000 prizes, and this year's winners are-Joyce Little of Pollard, Amber Gifford of Corning and James Shelton of Paragould.

The complete wrap-up, and the full rundown on the pageant winners, may be found in the July 9, edition of the CCTD.

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