Thousands to visit Piggott for July 4th event - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Thousands to visit Piggott for July 4th event

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) -

The city of Piggott is preparing for their 90th Fourth of July Picnic.

According to Mayor Jim Poole, people from all over the state come to the event, which begins on July 3rd.

“We have approximately, three to five thousand people coming into town this week,” he said.  “A lot of it during this week is an annual homecoming for people.”

Poole said the event has something for all ages and also serves as a fundraiser for a local cemetery.

He said it also brings in a generous amount of revenue for the town.

“It’s a little economic boost for our city,” he said. 

The event will begin with a carnival on July 3 and the following day, a celebration of Independence Day will continue.

The town will host their annual parade at 9 a.m. on July 4th, with fireworks following at Liberty Park at 10:30 p.m.

“People locally show up, and from all over the United States they come back home,” said Poole.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Car overturned on Southwest Dr.

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Car overturned on Southwest Dr.

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:09:27 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:40:36 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports a two-vehicle crash at 501 Southwest Dr. 

    Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports a two-vehicle crash at 501 Southwest Dr. 

  • Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:59:24 GMT
    Randolph County authorities and Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of two people over the weekend at a home just off Pyburn Extended. Authorities are treating the deaths as homicide. (Source: KAIT-TV)Randolph County authorities and Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of two people over the weekend at a home just off Pyburn Extended. Authorities are treating the deaths as homicide. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

  • Crews work to fix water main break in Hoxie

    Crews work to fix water main break in Hoxie

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:17:13 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:56:08 GMT
    Crews work to fix water main break in Hoxie (Source: AP Graphics Bank)Crews work to fix water main break in Hoxie (Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Moments ago, Hoxie emergency crews spotted a water main break on the southwest side of town. 

    Moments ago, Hoxie emergency crews spotted a water main break on the southwest side of town. 

Powered by Frankly