Thursday, April 19, 2007
Laura Wheeler celebrates birthday
Ed and Anne Francisco III, of Norcross, Ga., son, Ted (Edgar Wiggin Francisco IV) and son, John, of Colorado, met in Holly Springs the first weekend in March to go through the cabinets at McCarroll Place, their family home for eight generations. There is a ninth generation, Ed V, in Atlanta, Ga. Ed’s mother, Ruth Bitzer Franciso, was a founder of the Holly Springs Garden Club and later a founder of the Holly Springs Pilgrimage in 1936. Ed’s cousin, Sarah Doxey Greer, met them at McCarroll Place to take family memorabilia to the Greer home and she has been distributing interesting clippings of various Holly Springs folks.
Margaret Brown, Suzanne Campbell, Tony Galler, Diane Greer, Ben and Robin Seale and Kay Wheeler attended the Aretha Franklin concert over the weekend in Tunica.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Laura Wheeler, who celebrates on Thursday - Happy Birthday, Lizard!
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Hope Henderson and Jerry Carson to wed May 5 at The Church of the Living Gospel
Hope M. Henderson of Byhalia and Jerry W. Carson, also of Byhalia, announce their forthcoming marriage May 5.
Hope is the daughter of Ronnie and Brenda Henderson of Byhalia.
She is the granddaughter of Lawrence and Isolde Davis of Byhalia and the late Olen and Artie Henderson of Memphis, Tenn.
She is a 2006 graduate of Concorde Career College for dental assisting.
Jerry is the son of Jennifer Carson of Byhalia and Buddy Carson of Byhalia.
He is the grandson of Estelle and the late Charles (Gene) Davis of Byhalia and Elaine and the late Robert (Bill) Carson of Spyro, Okla.
He is a 2003 graduate of Independence High School and is employed with H&E Equipment.
The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. at The Church of the Living Gospel in Watson. Pastor Douglas Bell will officiate. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall.
Bridesmaids will be Erin Bordman, Elizabeth Galloway, Cari Henderson, Heather Andersen, maid of honor Ashley Henderson; flower girl will be Jessica Glosson.
Groomsmen will be Chris Wilson, Donald Henderson, Matt Hester, Kenny Andersen, best man Brandon Turner; ring bearer will be Nathan Andersen.
Ushers will be Ronald Henderson and Travis Watkins. Candle lighters will be Danielle Spoon and Julie Rosenthal.
The couple plans to honeymoon in the Bahamas. Following the honeymoon, the couple will make their home in Byhalia.
All family and friends are cordially invited to attend the ceremony and reception.
Danielle Williams and Shannon Spoon were united in marriage April 7
Danielle and Shannon “tied the knot” April 7, 2007 at Barton First Baptist Church. The unity was given by John McMullen. Danielle is a proud, stay-at-home mom of a beautiful baby girl, Chloe Belle Spoon. Shannon is employed with the NAPA Parts Store in Byhalia.
They would like to thank all who attended the wedding. They would also like to give a very special thanks to Karen Edwards, Mindy Edwards and Glenda Williams.
They will live “happily ever after” in their home in Holly Springs.
Museum prepares for new book, recipes needed
Spring is so incredible. However, we always have the cold snap at Easter but from year to year, we forget. This year we are having visitors from all over and they seem to appreciate us being here waiting for them. The tourists are like the birds; in the spring, they come and in the fall, they fly away.
At the museum we are preparing for the new book “Windows to the History of North Marshall County and Red Banks and Recipes From the Best Cooks in the World!” If you have Marshall County history, old photographs, genealogy and interesting stories of this area, please bring them in to the museum and if possible, we will use them.
We are working on the annual history tour and the Holiday House tour (already)! We are working on the Historama Extravaganza Birthday Party of Marshall County and Holly Springs which will be held on September 8. The Hummingbird Festival will be at the same time and we are expecting a big crowd.
We are appealing to the retired or working adults to ask for help and to the teenagers to come help us as volunteers. It isn’t possible to put on something of this magnitude without help. I have been stunned that not everybody wants to celebrate our birthday. They think we should wait for 30 years and celebrate our 200th birthday party, which I hope someone will, but it won’t be me and maybe not you. For the birthday celebration we plan races, contests, games and lots of food.
Our museum shop is full to the brim with Mississippi souvenirs, local books, postcards, T-shirts, flags, Civil War memorabilia, old fashioned toys, so come to do your shopping here. We are open seven days this week and hereafter we will be open five days a week.
Ashley Forester chosen DAR Good Citizen recipient
Ashley Lynne Forester, a senior at Marshall Academy, has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen recipient by the Major Matthew McConnell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
This award is based on dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Ashley’s school activities include being Key Club president, Beta Club treasurer, Honor Society treasurer, Patriot Performers captain, yearbook editor, Anchor Club reporter, student council treasurer, member of the Spanish Club, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the First Baptist Church youth group, cheerleading captain, tennis team member, U.C.A. all-star cheerleader, U.C.A. Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade cheerleader, a talent winner in the White Oaks Festival, second alternate in the White Oaks Festival Beauty Pageant, a soloist in the Christmas Home Tour, played Cinderella in the play “Into the Woods,” worked as a VBS volunteer, a fund-raiser committee volunteer for Morgan Shaw, a child care, school office and Chamber of Commerce volunteer, a fund-raiser volunteer for St. Jude, a volunteer for the Christmas Tour houses, a peer tutor, and director of the local Halloween costume contest. She is also in A.P. Honors literature, on the Honor Roll, competed in the Academic Betterment Competition in American Government and has an ACT composite score of 20.
As a junior, she was a member of Key Club, Anchor Club, Spanish Club, Science Club and yearbook member, captain of the Patriot Performers, a Student Council representative, member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and First Baptist Church youth group, a tennis team and cheerleading squad member, was Miss Teen Holly Springs and was in the to 10 finalists in the Miss Teen Mississippi Magnolia State Pageant. She was also in the chorus in the play “M.A. to Broadway,” in Honors Literature and American History, was a volunteer for VBS, child care, St. Jude, school office, Chamber of Commerce, peer tutor, a fund-raiser for the Christmas toy drive for the fire station, and a local Halloween costume contest director.
While a sophomore, Ashley was a member of the Key Club, Anchor Club, Science Club, Quiz Bowl, Patriot Performers, yearbook staff, was the newspaper elementary editor, Student Council secretary, was a member of the tennis team and cheerleading squad, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the First Baptist Church youth group, on the Honor Roll, in Honors Literature and English, was a local Science Fair winner, placed second in the District Science Fair, and was a State Science Fair participant, was the first alternate in the School Beauty Revue, played Amazing Mayzie in the play “Suesssical the Musical” and played Sally Brown in the play “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” was a volunteer for VBS, child care, St. Jude, school office, mission work in Shocco Springs, Ala., and Holly Springs, fund-raiser for Target House, food drive volunteer for an adopted family, Tedd Bear Drive for homeless children, volunteer for the Shoe Box Christmas Child Gifts for needy children, a peer tutor and a Pilgrimage tour guide.
During her freshman year, Ashley was a member of the newspaper staff, Science Club, Beta Club, cheerleading squad, tennis team, was captain of the Patriot Performers, Student Council representative, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the First Baptist Church youth group, was a U.C.A All-Star cheerleader and a U.C.A. Houston, Texas, Parade cheerleader, was selected Miss Historic South and played Tigerlily in the play “Peter Pan.” She was on the Honor Roll, in Honors Literature and English, competed in the Acad. Betterment Competition in History, was a local Science Fair winner and participated in the District Science Fair. She was a volunteer for VBS, child care, St. Jude, school office, Chamber of Commerce, a peer tutor and did mission work in Birmingham, Ala. for World Changers. Ashley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Forester of Holly Springs.
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