ChristianActivities.com in conjunction with the Christian Activities Mayberry Forum is sponsoring the Mayberry Poem – “A Tribute to Mayberry.”
“The Andy Griffith Show” was one of television’s most popular sitcoms during its eight-year run.
The television show that debuted Monday, October 3, 1960, and ran for 249 episodes, 90 of which were color. “Mayberry RFD” and “Gomer Pyle,” two spin-off shows, were equally popular. In fact, “The Andy Griffith Show” has never gone off the air as it has continuously aired in reruns since the enduring sitcoms about family and friends in a small Southern town went off the air in the late 60’s.
“The show is still a landmark of combining good, clean humor with traditional family values,” says Christian Activities Online publisher Kathryn Darden. “Much as Bedford Falls still captures the nostalgia and imagination of those who love ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Mayberry holds a similar sway over those who love ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ Mayberry is basically the Bedford Falls of the 60’s and is attracting a new generation of viewers today through reruns.”
The Mayberry Poem is an activity anyone who is familiar with “The Andy Griffith Show” can participate in. Christian Activities readers are invited to add a verse or two! Verses can be humorous or inspiring — they just have to be about Mayberry, “The Andy Griffith Show,” or about any of the characters on the show. Verses must be in the clean wholesome, family-value spirit of Mayberry with no offensive or mean-spirited comments.
Aspiring poets are invited to post their verses directly into the poem so they can watch it take shape right before their eyes on the Mayberry USA Forum. The forum is located at Mayberry USA
There is no fee to participate; anyone can enter. ChristianActivities.com is not responsible for verses that get misplaced. Submissions will not be accepted by fax or mail All entries must be typed in at the Mayberry USA Forum or emailed to: Mayberry Poem. You do not have to register for the Mayberry USA Forum to enter. If you have a problem posting your verse you may email it to Mayberry Poem. Please put MAYBERRY POEM in the subject
Join us and help us compile the World’s L-o-n-g-e-s-t poem about Mayberry! Read some of the stanzas in Poet’s Pen at: Mayberry Poem – “A Tribute to Mayberry”. If we get enough submissions, we might even compile a poetry book of Mayberry poems.
If you have questions or comments, there is also a Mayberry Poem Discussion topic where any comments and questions may be posted, also located at Mayberry USA.
Other Mayberry Links:
A Touch of Mayberry Comes to Nashville
Opryland Hosts Ttanic & Mayberry
Andy Griffith — Old Wood and Wine
Just As He Is: Andy Sings Gospel
The Way Back to Mayberry
Christian Activities Andy Griffith Forum