Thursday, January 3, 2008
Letters to the Editor
This photo (at left) was made on a recent Friday morning at Cayce and Hwy. 72.
A lot has been said about overpass bridges being built over the railroad at Byhalia and at Potts Camp.
I don’t know if the railroad will pay for them but I really think the 3-1/2 miles of Hwy. 72 being completed is long overdue.
We have a lot of loss of life already over here on the two-lane part.
It should be the most important part as it serves people outside of this county.
Response to response:
As I stated before in my first response.
1. The land, buildings, etc. that the Marshall County Fair Association uses, are leased from Marshall County.
2. The land and buildings of the “Marshall County Fair Grounds” are not “Private Property.” It is the property of Marshall County.
3. Marshall County citizens, I encourage all of you to become involved with the MCFA to bring the events that Marshall County deserves.
MCFA is based on many other County Fair Associations throughout the State of Mississippi and beyond. To my knowledge financial and business meeting reports can be viewed upon request from the MCFA and are submitted to the board of supervisors monthly. People can ask to come and sit in on the MCFA board meetings at any time they take place. It is open to the public.
I guess my main point is that you keep repeating that the Marshall County Fair Association “owns” the property of the Marshall County Fair Grounds, and therefore, it is private property. It is not! It is the property of the citizens of Marshall County! You assume that the MCFA is a “private” organization. You may think that just because there is a gate and it’s locked while not in use that it’s private property. Would you leave open the county barn, or county courthouse for anyone to walk in and out?
The MCFA is open to all citizens of Marshall County to join for a very nominal fee -- last time I checked, $10. There is no voting in of members, like other private organizations. You fill out a small form with name, address and phone number, pay your dues and you are in. You do have to be voted in to be on the board of directors.
Many charitable events take place for free at the fair grounds, many are fund-raisers for local people of Marshall County.
MCFA provides a niche in the scheme of life in Marshall County. Without it numerous events, other nonprofit organizations and charities would have to look outside Marshall County for their needs.
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