September 25, 2008
Byhalia alderman election goes to Sept. 30 runoff
The special election in Byhalia to select a new alderman is going to a runoff.
The top two vote-getters in the September 16 election were Joe Tunstall with 81 votes and Frederick “Rick” DeBardeleben with 47 votes.
The two will face off next Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the runoff. Voting hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at one voting precinct, Byhalia Town Hall, located at 161 Highway 309 South.
Totals for the other three candidates in the September 16 election were – Daylon Cannon, 23; Thomas Reagh, 15; Ray Woods, 14.
The Byhalia mayor and board of aldermen recently declared the vacancy on the board due to the death of Terry Sawyer.
The winner next Tuesday, Sept. 30, between Tunstall and DeBardeleben will fill the remainder of Sawyer’s term, which expires June 30, 2009.
Annual Kudzu Festival set for Oct. 22-25 downtown
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Kudzu Festival in downtown Holly Springs – October 22-25.
It will include a carnival, crafts, barbecue, 5K run, entertainment and more.
PBJ Happee Day Shows will provide rides, carnival games with prizes and everyone’s favorite carnival foods.
Local crafts people are invited and encouraged to show off their talents, along with arts and crafts vendors from several other states. For those who enjoy cooking, there will be a Kansas City Barbecue sanctioned competition.
Athletes can participate in the 5K run on Saturday morning, sponsored by American Pacific/Design the Space.
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and the VFW are raffling a motor scooter with proceeds helping to bring the Veterans Memorial Wall to Holly Springs in November.
Tickets, $20 each, are available from chamber board members or any VFW member. Only 500 will be sold. The lucky winner will be drawn at 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Kudzu Festival.
A wide array of entertainment will be featured.
For more information on the event and all the activities, call 662-252-2943.
White Oak Festival slated for October 11 in Byhalia
Mark your calendars to join the Byhalia Sports Association and Byhalia Lions Club for the 27th annual White Oak Festival Saturday, Oct. 11.
The event, from 10 a.m. until, will include arts and crafts, food booths, contests, games, displays, motorcycle show, activities for children, raffles, entertainment, many prizes and the “Kiss a Pig Contest.”
Call 662-838-2806 for more information. The festival will be held at the intersection of Edwards Road and Lowry Drive.
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