FNB Pavilion Project Underway

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The new FNB pavilion on East Main Street in Piggott is taking shape. Weather permitting the construction project should be complete in the coming weeks, just in time for the Farmer's Market season to begin May 1.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Thanks to the generosity of First National Bank, Piggott Banking Center, a community pavilion is being constructed on the corner of East Main and South Moore in Piggott. The pavilion is being built by Hobb's Construction of Piggott, and will serve the community in a number of ways.

"We recently broke ground on the pavilion, and weather permitting it will be complete in the coming weeks," noted FNB community bank president Rodney Rouse. "It's being constructed on the lot which formerly housed The Store, beside the bank."

Rouse noted the pavilion will be available to the public, and will be used for the upcoming Farmer's Markets, set for Fridays and Saturdays from May 1 to Oct. 31.

"The pavilion will also be made available to non-profit organizations and groups for fundraisers such as car washes and bake sales," Rouse explained. "FNB will not be charging for the use of the pavilion, it will be offered as a community service."

He noted the pavilion will be completed by May 1, just in time for the first of the Farmer's Markets being coordinated by the Clay County Cooperative Extension Service. Rouse added the pavilion will be equipped with 110 volt electrical outlets, water, lights and ceiling fans for ventilation. "We feel the pavilion will be a great asset to the community, and are glad to do our part," Rouse surmised.

The Farmer's Market effort is currently in the planning stages, and participants will be charged a small fee. It's being coordinated by the local extension office, and those wanting additional information may contact Debbie Baker at 598-2246. Non-profit organizations, and other groups interested in utilizing the pavilion, may call FNB at 598-1362.

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