Gridiron Emcees

Each year, the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron invites a civic leader of some stature to become a piñata temporarily, or as we like to call them our emcee. They have ranged from politicians who already held office to university faculty who already held tenure to journalists who already had turned in their stories for the day. … More Gridiron Emcees

1980 Cast and Crew

Steering Committee — Brenda Blagg, Peggy Frizzell, Rusty Garrett, Ray Kanter, Varnell Lee, Donna Lonchar, Cindy Morrow, Dennis Oneal, Katherine Shurlds, David Speer, Peter Tooker, Kathy VanLaningham and Donna Whitaker Emcee — Ernie Deane Accompanist — Nova Teeter Cast and Crew Springdale News — Guy Barnes, Brenda Blagg, Mike Brown, David Lanier, Bill Rogers, Scott … More 1980 Cast and Crew

1978 Cast and Crew

Planning Committee — Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Peggy Frizzell, Kathy Hurt, Ron Hurt, Kathy Mandrell, Elena Odio, Suzy Perkins, Scott VanLaningham Emcee — Harry Marsh Piano — Nova Teeter Technical Director — Libby Rhodes Cast and Crew — Charlie Alison, Guy Barnes, Brenda Blagg, Philip Bruce, Clay Carithers, Dick Clohecy, Don Cowan, Glynda Duncan, Dave … More 1978 Cast and Crew

1978 Program

The Northwest Arkansas Gridiron first hit the stage — well, “stage” might be too grand a term; how about raised “sheep-auction platform” — of the Rodeo Community Center Building in Springdale on March 24, 1978. The theme was “Close Encounters of the Fourth Estate.” Here’s the lineup. Act 1 “We’re On Our Way” ♫ Cast … More 1978 Program