Celebration planned for movie shot in Piggott

Celebration planned for movie shot in Piggott

PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) - Two groups in Piggott will be holding a celebration to commemorate the 60th anniversary of a movie filmed in the town.

The Piggott Heritage Group and the Piggott High School Mohawk Bank will be hosting the two-day celebration.

It is to memorialize the filming of A Face in the Crowd starring Andy Griffith. Parts of the movie were shot in Piggott in 1956.

On Friday, September 9, band alumni will gather for pregame festivities beginning at 5 p.m. in the band room.

The majorettes in attendance from the 1956 movie will be introduced before the Piggott vs. Portageville football game.

During halftime, the band will reenact a marching band scene from the movie.

During the game, fans will be able to buy memorabilia from the film, such as postcards and t-shirts, as well as tickets for Saturday night's banquet.

On Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., there will be a community tour of the Piggott Train Depot, Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum, Hemingway Pfeiffer Museum, and the Piggott Court Square.

At 4 p.m. the movie will be shown in the community center.

The band will then host a banquet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Piggott Community Center.

There will be food, entertainment, a silent auction and several guest speakers at the banquet.

The movie will be shown again at 9 p.m. to end the event.

The event is a fundraiser for the Piggott Mohawk Band.

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased from any band member or at Gregory Insurance.

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