Ida B. Wells celebration July 11-13 in Holly Springs
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum is hosting its annual Ida B. Wells Birthday Celebration and Festival on July 11-13.
The theme for this celebration is “Preserving, Protecting, Promoting the Ida B. Wells Legacy.”
Guest speaker for the banquet on July 12 will be Michelle Diane Wright, author of “Broken Utterances: A Selected Anthology of 19th Century Black Women’s Social Thought.”
On each day of the celebration, a member of the Wells family will share the legacy of Ida B. Wells.
For more information on this year’s Ida B. Wells-Barnett celebration, call the museum at 252-3232. Also, see Section 2, Page 6, of this week’s newspaper.
County school board sets meeting for July 15
The Marshall County Board of Education will hold its July board meeting on Tuesday, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the supervisors’ board room, 103B North Market Street, Holly Springs.
July 4th Celebration slated for Friday at Snow Lake
Snow Lake Shores will host its annual July 4th Celebration on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event includes food, entertainment, fun and fireworks.
The hot dog and soft drink concessions stand opens at 5 p.m. with live music by “Push II Shove” beginning at 6 p.m. The boat parade on the lake starts at 7 p.m., and the professional fireworks will light up the sky at 9 p.m.
Please, no alcohol, no pets and no coolers. Bring your own chairs. The rain date is Saturday, July 5. Admission and parking are free.
Snow Lake Shores is located 12 miles east of Holly Springs and three miles west of Ashland on Highway 4.
Business After Hours Thursday at Blues Museum
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new Hill Country Blues Museum.
The museum, owned by Annie Moffitt, is located at 230 North Memphis Street. The event will feature Wendy Garrison on the slide guitar.
At 12 noon the same day, July 3, the Mississippi Blues Trail marker ceremony will take place in Holly Springs.
The Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Heritage Trails Program, the Mississippi Blues Commission and the Holly Springs Tourism and Recreation Bureau will celebrate Hill Country Blues at North Center Street and Van Dorn Avenue.
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