Ultimate Oldies Show and Pageants Set for Rector Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, August 9, 2018
A scene from the 2017 Ultimate Oldies Show
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With the Rector Labor Day Picnic drawing closer, the pre-sale of tickets for the Ultimate Oldies Show and drawings are underway. Information has also be released on the annual pageants, and the early entry deadline for the 5K is near.

5K Early Registration

Early registrations are still being accepted for the Rector Labor Day 5K, set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. The event, which benefits the Rector Helping Hands Foundation, will begin in front of the Rector High School gymnasium.

Registration for those 14 years, and older, will be $20 if received on or before Friday, Aug. 17, while the fee for those 13 years, and under, will be $10 if received by that date. The $10 early registration fee also applies to all students of the Rector School District, if they enter by Aug. 17. Organizers also noted all those who enter prior to the early deadline are guaranteed an event t-shirt in the correct size.

Registrations received after Aug. 17, and those made the day of the event, will be $25 and organizers cannot guarantee

t-shirts will be available to those entering after the deadline.

Early race packet pick-up will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the RHS gym.

Registration forms are available at Centennial Bank, Glen Sain Motor Sales, Rector Drug and the Rector Water Department office. Online registration may also be completed at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/17732/rector-labor-day-5k-runwalk

Ultimate Oldies Show

Organizers note it's time to make plans for Labor Day weekend, and visitors to Rector are reminded the opening act for the entire weekend will be, by popular demand, the Ultimate Oldies concert, produced by Joe Wessel.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, the ultimate band will strike the down note, and the Rector Community Center will come to life with the sounds of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. But, this time there will be no 45's, eight-tracks or cassettesóand no digitized, homogenized no hermetically sealed versionsóbut live rock and roll music to vibrate the rafters.

Those attending the seventh annual concert can anticipate seeing old friends, and making the event the first of what should be a giant homecoming celebration in Rector. And, since class reunions are always a part of the Labor Day weekend activties, special sections may be reserved for class groups. Among those will be the Rector High School class of 1968, who will mark their 50th this year.

Reserved seating is available at $20 per ticket with regular admission remaining at $15 per ticket. In the past year, the Rector Community Center has invested in more of the padded chairs, offering more opportunity for reserved seating. Refreshments will be available in the kitchen/dining area off the main lobby. Tickets may also be purchased in advance, and picked up at the Will-Call in the lobby the night of the show.

Those wanting more information, or to reserve tickets, may contact Linda Robinson at the City of Rector at 870 595-3035 or may stop by the Rector Water Office in person.

Pageant Schedule Set

Once again this year, a full slate of pageants will be held in conjunction with the 2018 edition of the Rector Labor Day Picnic, with events scheduled for both Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3. With the exception of Monday night's Miss Rector Pageant, the events are open to all.

The scheduled begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, as Petite Miss Rector is chosen from little girls ages five years to second grade. The entry fee is $25 and the dress is casual/Sunday dress. Those wanting more information may contact Lindsay Shelton at 870 595-4679 or Brittany Hemphill at 870 595-4679.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, the Preteen Miss Rector pageant will be held for young ladies in third through fifth grade. This pageant will also feature casual/Sunday dress as the proper attire and the entry fee is $25. Additional information may be obtained by calling Lindsay Shelton at 870 595-4679 or Brittany Hemphill at 870 595-4679.

The Junior Miss Rector pageant will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, and is open to young ladies in sixth through ninth grades. The entry fee is $25 and the appropriate attire is short semi-formal or party dresses. There will also be a practice held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Those wanting additional information may contact Jamie Simmons at 870 595-4947.

The final event for Sunday, Sept. 2, will be held at 8 p.m. as Ms. Rector is crowned for 2018. The entry fee is $25 and the pageant is open to those 22 years, and older, and contestants may be single or married. The appropriate attire is formal, and a practice will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Those planning to take part are asked to attend the practice, or pre-register if they cannot attend. Those wanting more information, or to pre-register, may call Sarah Hicks at 870 595-4342 or Holly Kirklin at 870 919-3518.

The annual baby pageants will kick-off the schedule on Monday, Sept. 3. The Tiny Mr. Rector pageant will be held at 11 a.m. for boys ages birth to 12 months, followed at 11:30 by the Tiny Miss Rector pageant for girls ages birth to 12 months. At 12:30 p.m. the Baby Mr. Rector pageant will be held for boys ages 13 to 23 months, followed at 1 p.m. by the Baby Miss Rector pageant, for little girls ages 13 to 23 months.

The entry fee for all of the baby pageants is $25, the dress is casual and contestants should confirm entry 30 minutes prior to the pageant time. Those wanting additional information, or to pre-register, may call Haven Cagle at 870 595-4320 (evenings only) or Sara Robinson at 870 783-0433.

The toddler pageants are set for mid-afternoon on Monday, beginning at 2 p.m. with the Little Mr. Rector pageant for boys ages two to four years. That will be followed at 2:30 with the Little Miss Rector pageant, as girls ages two to four will compete.

The entry fees for these pageants is also $25, the dress is casual and the events are open to everyone. Those wanting additional information may contact Amber Green, Kelsey Bishop or Misty Stirnaman at 870 215-8137 (evenings only).

One of the highlights of the weekend will be held beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, with the selection of Miss Rector for 2018. The pageant is open to any girl in the 10th grade, through 21 years of age, who has never been married and never had children. All contestants must attend school at Rector High School or have graduated from the Rector School District. The entry fee is $25, and each contestant will be provided with a business sponsor which will donate the fee.

Pre-registration is required, and all forms must be turned-in before Labor Day. A practice will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Of course, the attire will be formal wear.

Those wanting to pre-register, or obtain more information, may contact Jade Simpson at 870 236-0587.

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