Piggott Car Show Plans Complete

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Chosen as "Best of Show" at the 2014 Piggott car show was this 1961 Chevrolet Impala belonging to Larry and Molly Kircher of Bald Knob. (file photo)

The schedule is set for the upcoming Piggott Heritage Car Show and Swap Meet, as organizers make last minute preparations for this year's event. The show will be held May 15 to 17, and a number of new offerings are on tap along with many returning favorites.

The schedule kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 15, with a chicken wing dinner and fellowship for participants at First National Bank, Piggott Banking Center. After sunset, the classic car movie "American Graffiti" will be shown at the Heritage Park amphitheater.

Saturday morning the Piggott Lion's Club will be holding their annual breakfast at the community center, and the car show participants and public are invited to attend.

This year's car show will be going on throughout the day on Saturday, May 16, and will include games, judging of entries, an evening meal for participants and the popular cruise to the downtown square.

The evening schedule on the court square will include live music featuring the group "Cynderblok", and the 50s costume contest. In an effort to increase involvement car show organizers have increased the prizes for this year's event.

Sunday at 8 a.m. there will be a free breakfast at the park, provided by the First United Methodist Church of Piggott, along with gospel singing at 9:30. The weekend's activities will draw to a close afterward with the awards ceremony as trophies are handed out. Another new addition this year is a prize for the entrant bringing the most vehicles, with a six-foot-tall trophy being awarded.

Trophies and awards will be handed out for- best of show, people's choice, ladies choice, top 50 cars and trucks, top 10 motorcycles, ATV's and UTV's, antique tractors and over 75 specialty awards.

The popular annual show will also include a display of motorcycles in the eastern part of Heritage Park, and a swap meet and car corral.

The swap meet will be set up on the north side of Heritage Park Road, adjacent to the parking lot, and there are already well over 100 vendors signed-up. Those wanting to visit the swap meet and car corral do not have to pay admission to the show, but will be able to if they choose. Those wanting additional information, or to reserve a vendor spot, may contact Gary Johnson at 870 324-4124.

Admission to the show is just $2 for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted free.

Entries are still being accepted and the registration fee is $35. A special one-day rate is also being offered to those only attending on Saturday, at $20 a car. Additional cars belonging to the same owner may also be added for $5 each.

Those wanting additional information on the show may visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/piggottheritage/timeline or call Joe Cole at 901 246-7647 or Tony Pace at 870 598-2168.

Additional information and a more complete schedule may be found in the May 13 edition of the CCTD

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