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Solemn Ole Judge Day this weekend

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will host Solemn Ole Judge Day Sept. 1.

All of the Judge Day activities will start at 5 p.m. except for the 24th Annual Car Show that will be held at the Mammoth Spring State Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Some of the activities planned are:

* Scavenger hunt, 5-7 p.m.

* Horseshoe pitching, 5 p.m.

* Rib eating contest, 5:30 p.m.

* Lollipop lick, 6 p.m.

* Coconut bowling, 6:30 p.m.

* Biggest bubble contest, 7 p.m.

* Wheel barrow racing, 7:30 p.m.

* Basketball obstacle course, 8 p.m.

Musical entertainment is as follows:

* Bill Yarberry, TBA

* Mammoth Spring Strings, at the gazebo, 4-6 p.m.

* Spoken For Gospel Singers, Brown's Car Lot, 5-7 p.m.

* Hurricane Creek Band, gazebo, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

* Boogie Woogie Country Band, Brown's Car Lot, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Simmons First National Bank will host their annual antique show and the community room at the bank will have items about the history of Mammoth Spring.

Anyone interested in setting up a booth for the event can call Jennifer Crowe at 870-625-3235 or Glynda Pryor at 870-625-7364.

A special postal event will be held at Simmons First National Bank during the festival from 5-8 p.m.

Area residents are invited to bring their stamps, envelopes and letters to the bank to receive a special worded cancellation.

The pictorial cancellation will be placed on top of the stamp with special ink and will include the date and the words "Inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry."

After Sept. 1, the cancellation can only be obtained by mail and must be postmarked by Oct. 1.

The car show is one of the largest in the area and will be held at Mammoth Spring State Park. According to car show organizer, Ron Cornelius, an entry fee of $15 is required upon registration of vehicles. He said awards, prizes and first, second and third place trophies will be presented.

Cornelius said dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 entries. Judging will be at 1 p.m.

For more information about the car show call Cornelius at 870-625-7653.

Breakfast and lunch will be available by We B Smokin and ice cream will be available by Spring Dipper.

Solemn Ole Judge Day is held every year in the city in honor of George D. Hay who created the Grand Ole Opry.

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