October 2, 2008
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.
For more information, call 662-252-2943. Also, the chamber’s new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Holly Springs ninth graders getting Apple laptops
Holly Springs High School announces the kickoff for its one-to-one initiative.
As part of the “Apple Extravaganza,” every ninth grade student will receive a laptop computer. Everyone is invited to join the celebration on Monday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Holly Springs firefighters present open house Saturday
The Holly Springs Fire Department will host its Open House and Fun Day this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Activities will include kids combat challenges, fire truck demo, Puncho the fire clown, refreshments, door prizes and a smoke detector giveaway for eligible citizens.
The fun day is coordinated by firefighters and public education officer Capt. Tracy Jeffries.
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