Piggott Christmas Fest is Sunday

Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Mighty Razorback 4-H Club of Piggott entry in the 2014 Christmas Parade was based on Santa's workshop.(file photo)

Downtown Piggott will be alive with the sights and sounds of the season this Sunday, with the arrival of another Christmas Fest.

The Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce will host this year's Christmas Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. The afternoon's activities will wrap-up with the annual Christmas Parade, set for 4.

The popular holiday event will once again include the traditional drawings, free hot dogs for the kids and a performance by the "Swinging Mohawk" jazz band.

Santa Claus will be in his house on the square from 1 to 3:30 p.m. when he has to leave to ride in the parade. And, thanks to the generosity of First National Bank, organizers will once again be serving free hot dogs to kids. In keeping with tradition, there will also be toy drawings held throughout the afternoon--but, you must be present to win.

A longtime holiday favorite in the Piggott area, the Christmas Fest was moved to Sunday afternoon two years ago due to the effects of a winter storm. Many of the downtown merchants also plan to be open special hours in conjunction with the celebration.

The traditional Christmas Parade is set to begin at Piggott Elementary School at 4 p.m. and will travel west on Main Street to the square. Currently entries are being recruited, and a variety of prizes will be awarded. This year's parade categories include best float, best bicycle, best utility vehicle, best antique car, best antique tractor, best motorcycle and best horse, or horse and buggy. A prize will also be awarded to the best box from among the entries from the PHS Art Class. The boxes, which represent local businesses, have become a favorite part of the annual parade. This year's parade will also include the award-winning PHS Marching Mohawk band.

Line-up will be held at 3:30 in the elementary school parking lot, and there will be no pre-registration. Following the parade there will be drawings for four bicycles for kids age 14 and under, and you must be present to win. The bikes were donated by Piggott State Bank, and the drawing will be held at the band stand.

Those wanting additional information on Christmas Fest may contact chamber secretary Jan Glover by calling 870 598-3167. She may also be reached by email at chamberpg@yahoo.com or by stopping by the chamber office in the depot during regular business hours.

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