Bradley County Pink Tomato officials this week released information on two more festival events, the Little Miss Pink Tomato Pageant the Pink Tomato 5K Run/Walk.
The Little Miss Pink Tomato Pageant, a popular part of the Pink Tomato Festival since 1959, will be held on June 9 during the 62nd Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival.
Contestants must be 4 or 5 years of age on June 1, and reside in Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Dallas, Drew, Lincoln or Union counties.
The pageant is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Warren Cultural Center on John Scobey Drive.
Contestants will rehearse at the Cultural Center on Friday morning, June 8 at 9 a.m. and ride on the contestant float in the Pink Tomato Festival Parade on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m.
Entry forms and instruction sheets are available at the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce or you may download the form here.
For more information, call the Chamber office at 870-226-5225, JeNelle Lipton at 870-226-5457 or Glenda Cross at 870-226-5758.
Pink Tomato Festival 5K Run/Walk
The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival 5K Run/Walk will be held on June 9.
The 5K Walk and 5K Run will start on Cedar Street, west of First State Bank, at 7:30 a.m.
Registration begins at 6:15 a.m. in First State Bank parking lot. Registration fee is $25 per person through June 8 and $30 on race day.
Each runner will receive a t-shirt while supplies last so sign up early. Awards will be given for overall male and female Walk winners and for overall male and female Run winner.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the following age groups:
0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.
All children age 12 and under will receive a medal for finishing the race.
There will be a prize for a runner/walker drawn at mile 1 and at mile 2. The winners of those prizes will be announced at the award ceremony.
There will be food, drinks and music at the finish line.
So come out and join the fun and sign your little one up also (the course is very well marked and safe for all ages).
Entry forms may be picked up at Union Bank, Bradley County Chamber of Commerce or you may sign up online here.
For more information, you may call Randy Rawls (chairman) at 226-2035 or the Bradley County Chamber at 870-226-5225.
The PTF 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by Emrich & Scroggins LLP.