Early Entry Deadline Approaches for Local Car Show

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Organizers of the Piggott Heritage Car Show are currently selling chances on this fully-restored 1961 Murray Tee-Bird pedal car. The car is currently on display at Jones Furniture, and the drawing will be held during the car show awards ceremony on Sunday, May 22.(courtesy photo)

Early entries are still being accepted for the 2016 Piggott Heritage Car Show, set for May 20, 21 and 22. Registration prior to Friday, April 15, is $25 a vehicle while those registered after the early date will pay $35. Additional entries by the same owner are just $5 each, and are entered in the judging and cruise only. Organizers also offer a Saturday-only rate of $20, which entitles the entrant to all the judging, cruise and festivities on Saturday with the exception of the evening meal.

Currently well over 100 entries have been received, and the first 200 registered receive a metal sign depicting this year's show logo along with a dash plaque and goody bag. Those who are preregistered will also receive meal tickets equal to $16 per couple, redeemable at most restaurants in town the weekend of the show. Organizers also note last year's featured entertainers, "Cynderblok" will again perform on the square Saturday night, back by popular demand.

Once again the car show committee is selling chances on a pedal car, this year it's a 1961 Murray Tee-Bird.

Bobby Cornell, of Jonesboro, (left) was the winner of the custom pedal car given away during the 2015 Piggott Heritage Car Show. He's pictured accepted the key to the carrying case from local organizer Dave Potts.(courtesy photo)

"The pedal car has been professionally restored, and will be given away Sunday morning, May 22, during the awards ceremony," noted local organizer Tony Pace. "Last year's winner was Bobby Cornell of Jonesboro and the drawing was very popular.

The pedal car is currently on display at Jones Furniture, and they're selling tickets on the drawing along with Blue Sky Storehouse."

Tickets for the pedal car drawing are $1 each, or six for $5.

This year's t-shirts also remain on sale for $10 each, and are available at Piggott Diner and the Blue Sky Storehouse.

As for the majority of the traditional events, they'll continue as they have for the past several 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 amphitheater. Afterward, the awards ceremony will be held and the show will officially close for another year. Among the awards to be handed out are best of show, people's choice, lady's choice, top 50 cars and trucks, top 10 motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs and antique tractors.

"There will also be custom awards fashioned by SOS Customs of Piggott for Best of Show, the Best of Show motorcycle, Ladies Choice, People's Choice, Top ATV/UTV and Top Tractor winners," Pace explained.

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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