Thursday, August 2, 2007
Local News Briefs
National Night Out Kick-off set for Friday in Holly Springs
The Holly Springs Police Department is sponsoring the National Night Out Kick-Off on Friday, August 3. The celebration starts at the Spring Hollow Walking Trail at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.
National Night Out is intended to bring community residents out of their homes to meet and become acquainted with their neighbors.
“We invite each of you to come out and celebrate the night of fellowship with your neighbors,” said police chief Robert Pearson.
The police department will be serving free hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks. There will be entertainment, and prizes and trinkets will be passed out to the children. Bring lawn chairs.
On August 7, citizens are requested to leave their porch lights on during the evening in support of National Night Out. Neighborhoods often hold block parties in support of National Night Out.
School year starts next week for city, county districts
The start of a new school year is almost here.
The first day for students in the Marshall County School District is August 6.
Holly Springs School District students start classes August 9.
The first day for students at Marshall Academy is August 16.
Hummingbird celebration Sept. 7-9 in Holly Springs
The Hummingbird Migration Celebration is scheduled for September 7-9 at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs.
The annual event features fun for all ages – such as wildlife demonstrations, hummingbird banding and release, and nature programs and guided walks.
Each fall, thousands of ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate through Mississippi to their winter homes in Central America. Like a “river,” they are on the move daily through the woods of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. By maintaining habitats, gardens and sugar-water feeders, the center has become a magnet for hummingbirds.
Everyone is urged to join the staff at Strawberry Plains to witness this spectacular migratory event.
Renowned hummingbird experts Bob and Martha Sargent are real showstoppers. Guests can get a close-up view as they band hummingbirds.
Terry Vandeventer will explore the world of snakes and reptiles – complete with live specimens to touch.
A special preview party, Audubon Under the Stars, will be held Thursday evening, Sept. 6, from 6 until 9 p.m. It is by reservation only and will include live music, a silent auction and talks by naturalists throughout the property.
Call 662-252-1155 for more information.
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