In October of 1960, a sitcom appeared on the old black and white TV sets that celebrated family, friendship, community and the Golden Rule. That show was “The Andy Griffith Show.” It isn’t surprising to fans of the show to know that after almost 50 years, that show has never been off the air as it moved into syndication and reruns that are still popular today. Therefore, it’s little wonder to discover that fans are putting their love for the show and its characters into poetry form today.
Christian Activities Publications is proud to announce we are now accepting submissions for the 2008 edition of The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry to be released late this summer. The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry is a compilation of poetry about “The Andy Griffith Show” that celebrates the characters and the show that made millions of viewers laugh during the turbulent 60s as they watched the antics and friendships of the good people of Mayberry. The slim volume of poetry, which will release in time for Mayberry Days, contains approximately 200 poems about Mayberry written by over 60 different poets from 20 states as well as Washington, D.C.
Each poem pays tribute to a character, episode, or theme from “The Andy Griffith Show” or simply honors the fictional town of Mayberry itself with its small-town values and simple “good ole’ days” way of life. The poems range from humorous limericks to thought-provoking verses about the things that still make Mayberry resonate with viewers today.
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The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry is a wonderful collection of poems from versatile writers around the country who have one thing in common — they all love “The Andy Griffith Show.” Each unique poem celebrates the spirit of Mayberry.
A Tribute to Mayberry will take you back to a simpler time in Mayberry, USA.
A special memorial section pays tribute to actor Don Knotts who played lovable, bumbling Deputy Barney Fife. Knotts passed away in February of 2006.
The Mayberry Poem is a perfect bound paperback book, 85 pages long, and illustrated. The 2008 edition will feature a full-color cover of a Mayberry squad car parked on Main Street, in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, the childhood home of actor Andy Griffith. The book contains 35 black and white photos from the show, as well as photos of Mt. Airy, town upon which Mayberry was based.
The 2008 edition of The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry will retail for $11.95 plus $2.95 postage and handling. Tennessee residents add 9.25% sales tax.
To order your copy of the 2008 The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry. please fill out theOrder Form and send your check or money order for $14.90 (plus Tennessee sales tax, if applicable) to:
Christian Activities Publications
P.O. Box 210182
Nashville, TN 37221-0182
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If you would like to add a verse to the next edition of The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry, please email it to Mayberry Poem and include your name, city and state.
Submitting your verse grants us permission to print it in future print and/or electronic versions of The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry.
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