Piggott Heritage Car Show a Success

Thursday, May 24, 2018
This 1937 custom Ford coupe took home Best of Show honors. It belongs to Shelby Harris of O'Fallon, Mo.
TD photo/Tim Blair

Despite a pounding afternoon thunderstorm on Saturday, which seems to have become a part of the schedule, things went smoothly for the 20th annual Piggott Heritage Car Show and Cruise. Over 200 entries were made for this year's show, and organizers pre-registered dozens for next year's event as well.

The schedule for the 20th edition of the local show, first started in the spring of 1999, was little changed from previous efforts. Participants enjoyed chicken wings and fellowship Friday afternoon at the First National Bank Community Pavilion, with many also attending the Miss Heritage Pageant held later that evening at the community center. Saturday morning the community center was also the site for one of the Piggott Lions Club's pancake breakfasts, which have become a favorite event for participants as well as local residents.

Warm and clear conditions greeted the car show participants, and the crowd, on Saturday morning at Heritage Park. Taking advantage of the conditions, the judging was completed by mid-day. A number of vendors were also in attendance this year, providing those attending with a wide variety of offerings.

Late in the afternoon the clouds gathered, as a strong line of thunderstorms swept across the region. Luckily, there were no reports of large hail locally, although crops in the Fagus area were reportedly damaged over the weekend.

Depleted somewhat by the rain, several of the participants took part in the annual cruise to the square then made their way to the community center for the evening entertainment.

Sunday morning the car show organizers offered breakfast for the participants, followed by gospel music on the stage of the community center. Afterward, the awards were handed-out for this year and the show officially closed.

Chosen as Best of Show was a 1937 custom Ford coupe, entered by Shelby Harris of O'Fallon, Mo. Dozens of other awards were handed-out to cars, trucks and motorcycles. Additional information on the winners may be found in the May 30 edition of the CCTD and here on cctimesdemocrat.com

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