Thursday, May 10, 2007
“Square Affair” birthday celebration
We have changed the name of the County and City Birthday Celebration because “Square Affair” is easier. We are working on it now and it is going to be great! We are riding piggyback on the Hummingbird Festival, as out there they are real experts on getting the people to come celebrate here. We are so proud of the Audubon and they are doing so much for Marshall County and Holly Springs by putting us on the national or even worldly map.
For the “Square Affair” we want to have all sorts of contests and need you to register with us as soon as possible. We plan a pet show, a doll show, a baby contest and a beauty contest for young ladies of all ages. Hone your talents, girls, and register with us. Music is important, too, and we’ll have music. We need bands and combos of all types. If you pay us a little fee, your preacher can preach on the corner or at your booth or you can also! Politics will be over on this date so the “Affair” won’t be political.
We are asking county and city churches to register with us, to support us and have a booth with us on the square, the same ole square that’s been here since 1836, right after the Treaty of Pontotoc in 1832, when the Indians sold their land to the United States. At our Square Affair we hope to have a Civil War encampment and Indian dancers.
We are looking for vendors to sell wares, from arts and crafts to antiques, to baskets made of kudzu, etc., even animals. Can anyone make rag dolls to sell? There’ll be cakewalks, barbecues and fried catfish. You can buy kudzu jelly, watermelon pickles and peach pickles.
Visitors can have rides around the historic district to learn of the antebellum history and possibly visit the hummingbird gardens which may be on view. (The whole town is on the National Historical Register.)
If you are a lover of Marshall County or Holly Springs, would you join in the celebration, which will last only one day? We have to cram 171 years of celebration into one day. It will be a family festival, from babies to great-grandpas and great-grandmas. No coolers or alcohol will be permitted.
We need volunteers and if you are retired, available, willing and are able, come on and help us. We are promoting Marshall County, Holly Springs and the great culture of this place by having all the civic clubs around town to have booths, but they must register with us at the museum for space.
We would like each community in the county to register with us and have a showing of how great your community is. Call us or come by; Marshall County Historical Museum, 111 Van Dorn Ave., Holly Springs, MS, 662 252-3669 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(662) 252-4261 or email@example.com
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