June 11, 2001

For Immediate Release

Contact person:  Bill Dailey (501) 315-7373 

Email: purplehull@juno.com
Web site: www.purplehull.com


PurpleHull “Pea-Shirts” Now for Sale  

   The new 2001 Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival “Pea-Shirts” are now available for purchase. 

   The shirts feature a souped-up garden tiller and this year’s theme, “Peas, Tillers, & Roundball,” emblazoned across the top.

   The shirt was designed by artist Jamie Kirkpatrick and Russell Rowe.

   The shirts may be purchased at The Barn Restaurant, Buzz Buy, Diann’s Hair Affair, and People’s Bank in Emerson, as well as Jim’s Hardware, The Golden Comb, and Coastal Express in Magnolia.  

   “We always try to order enough shirts so that people who come from long distances can buy one at the festival,” said festival spokesman Bill Dailey.  “But you never know how sales are going to go, so we always recommend you get your shirt early, just to be safe.”

   All shirt sizes are $12.

   For more information, phone Mildred Beene at (870) 547-2707, or go to the festival’s Web site: www.purplehull.com.

   The PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race will be Saturday, June 30.

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