Piggott Heritage Car Show Plans Underway

Thursday, February 18, 2016
In keeping with a longstanding tradition, this year's logo once again recognizes the top winners from the previous year. In one of the changes, this year metal signs are being awarded the first 200 entries, as opposed to earlier offerings.(courtesy image)

Regardless of the groundhog's prediction, a sure sign spring is just around the corner is the arrival of the 2016 Piggott Heritage Car Show t-shirts. Organizers of the popular annual car show, set for May 20 to 22, report this year's batch of t-shirts have arrived, and are currently on sale at both the Piggott Diner and Blue Sky Storehouse.

"The t-shirts are still just $10 this year, and on sale now," noted longtime local organizer, and participant, Tony Pace. "But, we have made several changes related to the show this year and I think the participants are going to be pleased."

Among the changes are additional events, including a special "Miss Piggott Heritage Pageant," set for Friday evening at the community center. "The pageant is sponsored by Piggott State Bank, and there's a bit of a twist--which should be a lot of fun," Pace offered with a smile.

"And, this year the first 200 to register will each receive a metal sign displaying the official show logo, instead of the framed art as in years past, along with a dash plaque and goody bag."

Pace also noted those registered for the full three days will receive meal tickets equal to $16 per couple. "The tickets will be honored by restaurants in town, and we'll provide a list when they check-in," he explained. "And, thanks to some great feedback we're pleased to announce that Cynderblok will once again be performing Saturday night following the cruise."

As for the majority of the traditional events, they'll continue as many have for years. Friday evening will feature chicken wings and fellowship at the First National Bank pavilion on East Main for registered participants. Early Saturday morning the Piggott Lions Club will be hosting breakfast at the Piggott Community Center for the public, and participants.

Saturday will feature the all day show-and-shine at Heritage Park, which will include games, judging and the evening meal. The annual cruise will be held late Saturday afternoon, with live music and activities set on the square throughout the evening.

Sunday morning the participants will be treated to breakfast at the First United Methodist Church, and gospel singing will be featured at the amphitheatre. Afterward, the awards ceremony will be held and the show will officially close for another year.

Among the awards are best of show, people's choice, lady's choice, top 50 cars and trucks, top 10 motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, antique tractors and specialty awards.

"We've had tremendous support from our sponsors again this year," Pace surmised. "With their help we're going to have a car show weekend that will be fun for everyone!"

Early registration is $25 until April 15 and $35 afterward. Additional vehicles belonging to the same owner may be entered at $5 each for judging and cruising only. Those only wanting to attend on Saturday may pay a day rate of $20, which includes all judging and festivities on Saturday, with the exception of the evening meal.

Checks should be made payable to the Piggott Heritage Car Show, and entries may be mailed to 193 West Main Street, Piggott, Ark., 72454. Additional information may be obtained by calling Pace at 870 598-2168 or Joe Cole at 901 246-7647.

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