Christmas Fest Makes Change for 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Santa Claus' house was moved to the court square this week in preparation for next month's Piggott Christmas Fest. Event organizers, and Santa Claus, offered their thanks to Jamey Parks, of Cox Lumber Company, who has handled the chore the past several holiday seasons.

The Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for vendors for its annual Christmas Fest, to be held in early December on the downtown square. This year the annual holiday event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7.

"In past years we've held the Christmas Fest on Saturdays, but last year the weather forced us to move to a Sunday afternoon," noted Chamber Secretary Jan Glover. "The vendors and other participants liked it so much we decided to make the move for this year."

Except for the change of day, much remains the same from the popular Yule event and in preparation for the occasion Santa's house was moved to the square earlier this week. "Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in their house on the square during the Christmas Fest," Glover added. "Everyone is reminded to bring their own camera to get photos of them with their kids."

Also in keeping with tradition, free hot dogs will be served to those 16 and under and there will be drawings for toys for kids throughout the afternoon as well. Many of the downtown businesses will also be open during the event, and a variety of vendors have already made plans to attend.

The annual Christmas Parade is set for 4 p.m., and afterward there will be drawings for two bicycles for those 14 and under. "We'd also like to remind everyone that you must be present to win for all the drawings," Glover added.

On addition for this year, thanks to the Christmas Fest being held on a Sunday is a community worship service, set for 5 p.m.

Those wanting more information on setting up as a vendor, or those interested in participating in the annual parade, may contact Glover at the chamber office at 870 598-3167 or by email at chamberpg@yahoo.com

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