Thursday, October 12, 2006
Local News Briefs
White Oak Festival Saturday on Church Street in Byhalia
The annual White Oak Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, on Church Street in Byhalia. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There will be fun, food, vendors and much more.
For more information on the festival, contact Janice Wagg at 662-838-2806.
Potts Camp PTO, boosters hosting festival Saturday
The Potts Camp PTO and Booster Club will present a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 14, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Potts Camp City Park.
There will be a moon bounce, giant slide, Velcro wall, games, chances on a four-wheeler, snow cones, fish fry and much, much more.
Everyone is urged to come out and enjoy the fun.
Harvest Fest to feature food, crafts, open houses, more
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce presents the 2006 Harvest Fest on the historic downtown square Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until dark.
Activities will include arts and crafts, gospel singing, pony rides, food vendors, merchant open houses and door prizes.
Call 662-252-2943 for more information.
Northeast Benton receives federal grant for $47,054
Federal funding totaling almost $3 million is approved for use by more than 23 volunteer and full-time fire departments throughout Mississippi, including Northeast Benton, U.S. Senators Trent Lott and Thad Cochran said last week.
“These grants are important to ensure Mississippians have good fire protection and competitive fire insurance rates,” Senator Lott said. “Our firefighters do more than combat typical house fires. They are first responders who’re called upon to perform many intense emergency functions. I’ve been pleased to support these requests, and I’ll continue to support federal initiatives which enhance both small and large fire departments across our state.”
Senator Cochran stated, “I am pleased that 23 of Mississippi’s fire departments are receiving these grants. They provide an invaluable service to the communities that they serve, and these funds will help them to further improve safety, lower response time, and save lives.”
The funding will be administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Program. The awards may be used for a variety of improvement measures including purchasing new fire department vehicles and personal protective gear for firefighters.
Northeast Benton Volunteer Fire Department in Ashland is receiving $47,054.
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