June 17, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact person:  Bill Dailey (501) 315-7373
Email: purplehull@juno.com
Web site: www.purplehull.com

Pea Fest Salad Bar & Auction to be Friday

  As a prelude to the main event, the Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival will hold an “All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar & Auction” this Friday, June 21, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Emerson School Cafetorium.

   The auction will consist of items donated by local businesses and individuals.

   “We’ve had some extremely nice items donated,” said festival chairman Mildred Beene.

   The charge for admission to the salad bar is five dollars, with the proceeds going toward the festival's goal of purchasing property for the creation of a park facility in Emerson.

  For more information about the PurpleHull Pea Salad Bar &

Auction, phone Mildred Beene at (870) 547-2707, or go to the festival’s Web site at www.purplehull.com/auction.

   The Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival will be June 28 and 29, on and near the grounds of Emerson High School.  The World Championship Rotary Tiller Race is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29.  

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