Piggott Car Show Plans Finalized

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Named Best of Show at the 2016 Piggott Heritage Car Show was this 1939 Ford Woody wagon, entered by Bill Townsend of Caruthersville.(courtesy photo)

Organizers of the upcoming Piggott Heritage Car Show have put the finishing touches on this year's schedule of events, which kicks-off Friday, May 19, with the Ultimate Talent Show. The show will be held at the Piggott Community Center and the proceeds from the $5 admission, and entry fees, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Currently, a variety of acts from three states will be featured and the public is encouraged to attend. The winner will be determined by the crowd, as they “vote” for their favorite with donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And, in keeping with the tradition they began last year, the car show organizers will also match each dollar raised with a donation of their own. The event is sponsored by Piggott State Bank.

Prior to the car show on Saturday, May 20, the Piggott Lions Club will be hosting a fundraising breakfast at the community center. They'll be serving from 6 to 10 a.m. and all proceeds benefit their many sight-saving efforts.

Piggott's Heritage Park will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday for this year's car show. Admission is $3 for everyone age 13 and over, with those age 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The concession stand will open at 10 a.m. and the “show and shine” will be going out throughout the remainder of the day.

Late Saturday afternoon the participants will line-up for the annual cruise through town, and beginning at 7 p.m. they'll make their way to the downtown court square for an evening of fun and music under the lights. Featured as this year's Saturday night entertainment is the Justin Heskett Band, and they'll take to the stage around 8 p.m.

Gospel singing will be featured beginning at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the Piggott Community Center. Afterward, around 9:45, the awards ceremony will be held as organizers hand out a variety of prizes. Among them will be the top 10 motorcycles, top 10 vehicles, people's choice and best of show. A number of specialty awards will also be distributed.

Pre-registration continues, and participants may also register at the park the day of the show. Registration is $35 per vehicle, with additional vehicles belonging to the same owner added for $5 each. There is also a “Saturday only” rate of $20, which entitles the participant to all judging and festivities on Saturday, with the exception of the evening meal.

Additional information is available by visiting the Piggott Heritage Car Show Facebook page or by calling 870 598-2168 or 901 246-7647.

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