April 17, 2008
Holly Springs Garden Club hosts 70th annual Pilgrimage April 18-20
The pilgrims are coming! Everyone get ready for the big weekend. The Holly Springs Garden Club has been working diligently on getting everyone ready for this fun-filled weekend.
There is a new take on Pilgrimage this year with the focus being on art and architecture. Craft vendors will be located throughout town peddling their wares and some of them just showcasing their art work. This is really a must see as there are some who will be there who are renowned artisans.
The architecture in Holly Springs is truly amazing. If you are just out and about driving, take a look around you. Most of us take for granted what we have right here, which are beautiful homes laden with heavy architectural detail and well-manicured gardens surrounding them.
We are fortunate to have such gracious homeowners who allow people to meander through their homes. There is a lot of preparation that goes into being “open” during Pilgrimage for the homeowners, whether it be minor repairs, yard work or those gorgeous floral arrangements that are displayed in almost every room. Each home offers an array of different design and period styles. It is fascinating to see the differences and to hear the stories behind the homes and some of the interior pieces.
You can partake in wonderful eats all over town, as well, during this festive weekend. Christ Episcopal Church is going to have their delicious lunch, Town and Country Garden Club will be serving their best at the First Presbyterian Church and there is a luncheon at Montrose, as well.
This promises to be a fruitful weekend for our town. Let us open our arms and embrace the tourists who are coming to see what we have to offer. If you get behind an out of state vehicle who is creeping along the road, have patience! They are just taking in the sights, which we are lucky enough to have here every day.
Enjoy the weekend! Get out and mingle with the tourists, take a ride in the horse drawn carriages or partake in the tour of our cemetery. Support our town and the Pilgrimage. If you lived anywhere else, it would be just another weekend. In Holly Springs, it is “the” weekend!
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Holly Springs Tourism Bureau receives top honors as Small Bureau of the Year
We recently returned from the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, which was held at the Jackson TelCom Center — where we received top honors as Outstanding Small Tourism Bureau of the Year!
Kyle Aiken and Jonathan Kinney to wed May 3 at the Pink Palace
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Aiken of Oakland, Tenn., are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Kyle Aiken to Jonathan Randal Kinney of Mt. Pleasant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Kinney of Mt. Pleasant.
The couple will unite in marriage May 3 at the Pink Palace Mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The couple’s pastor, Douglas Bell, will officiate.
Kyle is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moss of Bartlett, Tenn., and the late James Aiken of Marietta, Ga., and the late Mrs. Johnnie Hudson of Pickens, S.C.
She is a graduate of Nicholas Blackwell High School in Bartlett, Tenn., and a graduate of Vatterott College in Memphis, Tenn. She is a certified medical assistant.
Jonathan is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Floyd of Mt. Pleasant and the late William Kinney of Litchfield, Ill., and the late Blanche Kinney of Collierville, Tenn. He is the great-grandson of Pruda Thornton of Mt. Pleasant and Betty Sue Kinney of Bolivar, Tenn.
Jonathan graduated from Marshall Academy in Holly Springs and Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia. He is a farm manager.
The couple will make their home in Mt. Pleasant after an eastern Carribean cruise.
Couple to exchange vows April 19
Leon Shead of Memphis, Tenn., and Aretha Lester Turnage of Holly Springs announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Ebony Nicole Shead to James Edward Tucker of Lamar. The groom is the son of the late Elton Tucker and Ophelia Tucker of Lamar.
The bride is the granddaughter of Joe T. and Bertha Lester of Holly Springs, Oscar Shead of Cayce and Helen Shead of Memphis, and the great-granddaughter of Catherine Taylor-Stewart of Holly Springs.
The ceremony will be held at Mt. Moriah MB Church, Marianna Road, Holly Springs, Saturday, April 19 at 4 p.m.
All family and friends are cordially invited.
Western party honors couple
The band tuned up and the Western Party honoring the young couple was definitely in high style. The spacious home of Jimmy and Susan Warren was the setting on Saturday, March 1. Arrangements of sunflowers and red bandannas accented the entire home. All the guests enjoyed the most delicious hors d’oeuvres, the greatest hospitality and western decor, Holly Springs style! The hors d’oeuvre table featured a zebra print western boot filled with fresh cuts designed by Susie Murphy. The bride was presented a white western hat that was adorned with tulle and hints of silver, created by Pam Hall, that she wore during the evening. The bride would also sport this at her wedding reception. The groom wore, during his party, the western badge of honor and was completely decked with his guns and holster.
Guests dined on barbecue and all the trimmings and danced to music by John Jones.
Hosts and hostesses for this grand occasion were Gary and Sherry Barnett, Gary and Pam Bray, Manny and Betty Burch, Vernon and Elizabeth Butler, Steve and Kathy Elgin, John Booth and Cindy Farese, Larry and Pam Hall, Larry and Nancy Hutchens, Kelly and Susan Jordan, Bobby and Martha McAlexander, Harold and Susie Murphy, Bill and Karen Schneller, Dorothy Warren and Jimmy and Susan Warren.
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