Thursday, June 14, 2007
Local News Briefs
Byhalia Clydesdale Festival just one week away
Festival goers can enjoy lots of fun next week in Byhalia.
The annual Byhalia Clydesdale Festival, held adjacent to Highway 78 at the Byhalia exit, is set for June 21-23 and will feature lots of activities for the entire family.
There will be an all new carnival, a motorcycle rally and show, a world champion hot wings contest, live music, a rodeo, a pony and horse pull, a statewide political rally and much more.
Entertainers will include the Rick Perkins Band, the Pat Sullivan Band and national recording artist, the T. Graham Brown Band, to wrap up the festival on Saturday night.
To become a sponsor for this year’s Byhalia Clydesdale Festival, contact Ronnie Luther at 252-3494.
Byhalia Chamber hosts membership lunch Thursday
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its “Flag Day” membership luncheon Thursday, June 14.
Networking begins at 11 a.m. at The Flame, Byhalia United Methodist Church, and the program starts at 12 noon.
Hosts are Rep. Tommy Woods and Rep. Kelvin Buck, Sen. Ralph Doxey and Northern District Transportation Commissioner Bill Minor.
There is no charge for members. Guests are asked to make a $5 donation. For more information, call 662-838-8127.
Camp R.E.A.L. free to youth; sessions set for June and July
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will conduct two summer camps for youth grades 5-9 at the Eddie Lee Smith Jr. Multipurpose Building in Holly Springs.
Each camp will accept 20 students, according to deputy Tamara Jeffries.
Camp dates are June 18-22 and July 23-27. Camp begins at 8 a.m. and is out at noon each day.
The camp is free but because of limited space, only one child per family may participate, Jeffries said. Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from camp. Snacks will be provided.
“It is imperative that parents arrive with the child on time and pick them up promptly each day,” Jeffries said.
Camp topics include Responsibility, Esteem, Ambition, Leadership (R.E.A.L.). The fifth day of camp will be given to fun, a cookout and free T-shirts.
Applications for camp can be picked up at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department located at 819 West Street, Holly Springs. Deadline for application to the June camp is June 15 and deadline for the July camp is July 13.
For further information, contact deputy Tamara Jeffries or deputy Cathy Elliott at the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311.
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