Daily Dunklin Democrat
ARBYRD, Mo. -- The fourth annual Cotton Pickin' Concert, scheduled for September 12, will feature a Poker Run and the Arbyrd Parade, along with music from Steel Whiskey, Cody Noel, Jaded, and The Bellamy Brothers.
The Poker Run will begin the day starting at 10 a.m., and lasting until 1 p.m. This event costs $30 for the first hand and $10 for the second hand and includes meal, tickets to the Bellamy Brothers show, and events all day with a feature prize of $500.
Registration for the Poker Run will begin at 9:30 a.m., at the Arbyrd City Park. The first bike will leave the park at 10 a.m., with the last bike leaving at 11 a.m., and the last bike returning at 1:30 p.m.
The Arbyrd Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m., and all participants are asked to be lined up by 2:30 p.m.
Entries will consist of floats, bands, reigning queens and kings, church groups, fire, police and rescue departments, antique trucks, antique cars, antique tractors, motorcycles, four-wheelers, bicycles, golf carts, cheer and dance teams, school organizations, farm equipment, horses, and buggies. Political parties or candidates are also welcome to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded for the First and Second place positions in the float division. A drawing will also be conducted during the parade to give prizes to some of the entrants.
The parade has always been a success and draws around 1,000 people each year, according to Mayor Lonnie Gibson, Jr.
Steel Whiskey will perform immediately following the parade at 5 p.m., followed by Cody Noel at 6 p.m.
Jaded, of Kennett, will follow these bands and perform at 6:30 p.m., to open for the Bellamy Brothers, who will begin at 8 p.m.
Parade entries can contact Alice Gibson at (870) 240-3217 or Lonnie Gibson, Jr., at (870) 240-5465. Individuals may also contact the Arbyrd City Hall at (573) 654-3834.
Information for tickets concerning the poker run can be received by contacting Lonnie Gibson, Jr., at (870) 240-5465, David Kellums at (870) 450-0400, Larry Russell at (870) 240- 3061, NEA Signs and Banners at (870) 239-3305, or the City of Arbyrd at (573) 654-3834.
All of these events are being sponsored by Crunk Energy Drink.
"This isn't all about the money, we want to see a bunch of people in Arbyrd having fun," Gibson said.