April 17, 2008
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - April 16, 1998
Action! Movie coming to town
Holly Springs welcomes Hollywood next month for the filming of “Cookie’s Fortune,” described by the movie’s director, Robert Altman, as a “dark comedy” set in present day Holly Springs. The film stars Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Patricia Neal, Liv Tyler, Chris O’Donnell, Ned Beatty, Ray Walston, Lyle Lovett, Charles Dutton and Courtney B. Vance. The cast and crew will make their home in Holly Springs for the six weeks of filming.
60th Pilgrimage opens Friday
Six homes will be open to welcome visitors to the 1998 tour. Pilgrimage queen Beatrice McCrosky, escorted by Charlie McClatchy, will cut the ribbon to begin the festivities.
Beckley receives second Fulbright
Dr. Gemma Beckley, professor of social work at Rust College, has been awarded a second Fulbright Scholarship, which will take her to the Middle East for studies, including Egypt and Israel, in 1999.
25 Years Ago - April 21, 1983
Signs with State
Holly High star Anthony Williams, 6’ 7”, signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State University last week. Coach Donnal Ash said it will be hard to replace Robinson, who helped to lead the Hawks to a 32-1 record this year. Holly High was disappointed when they lost in the second round of the state tournament, after drawing a bye in the first round. Robinson, who is set to graduate in May, had to contend with pneumonia two weeks prior to the tournament and was not able to play to his season potential.
This year’s annual tour of homes features an evening visit with a musical concert. Pamela Kloha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kloha is the reigning Pilgrimage queen. Her escort is Alexander Wittjen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wittjen.
Bobby Richardson here to dedicate garden
Bobby Richardson, Northern District Highway Commissioner will be in Holly Springs, April 28 to dedicate a wildflower garden, at Hwy. 78 and Hwy. 7, sponsored by the Holly Springs Garden Club.
50 Years Ago - April 17, 1958
Annual spring conference
Bea Hasselman, Martha Phillips, Pam Moyer and Curt Ayers Jr. attended the annual spring conference of Mississippi Episcopal Young Churchmen at Grenada over the weekend. They were accompanied by Mrs. Osborn Moyer and Mrs. Henry Fort Gholson.
Jimmy McIntosh honored on seventh birthday
Mrs. Elton McIntosh entertained with a party on Saturday afternoon complimenting Jimmy McIntosh on his seventh birthday. Guests were invited to the home, where they were presented attractive favors and enjoyed the decorated birthday cake with ice cream. Later they were taken to the Holly Theatre, where they enjoyed seeing the current movie. Guests were Jimmy Miller, Garrie Colhoun, Ralph Doxey, Pat Stubbs, Jack Stubbs, Lisabeth Leigh Jones, Camille Jones, Martha Hurdle, Sammy McClatchy, Barbara Bonds and Leslie Tomlinson. Mrs. McIntosh was assisted in entertaining the guests by Mrs. Egbert Jones.
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