December 29, 2011
One of the many festivals held each year throughout the state is the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival, celebrated each April in Fordyce (Dallas County). In 1982, the second year of the celebration, Arkansas native Johnny Cash performed, donating the proceeds to the community, thus ensuring the financial security of the event. Cash, wife June, and son John are shown here riding in the 1982 festival parade. The wagon is being driven by Joe Bill Meador, the festival’s organizer.