October 9, 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 festival will feature a variety of entertainment.
For more information, call 662-252-2943. Also, the chamber’s new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rust College plans meeting about M.I. College property
There will be a community meeting Friday, Oct. 17, at Rust College concerning the possible use of the M.I. College property.
Rust College invites community leaders, elected officials, M.I. College alumni, Rust College alumni and the community to an informative session at 12 noon October 17 in the David L. Beckley Conference Center.
For more information, call Ray V. Autry at 662-252-8000, ext. 4918.
White Oak Festival set for this Saturday in Byhalia
There’s lots of fun awaiting this weekend as the Byhalia Sports Association and Byhalia Lions Club sponsor the 27th annual White Oak Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The event, for the entire family, will be held at the intersection of Edwards Road and Lowry Drive.
Activities, 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 Janice Wagg at 662-838-2806 for more information on the White Oak Festival.
DeBardeleben wins seat on Byhalia Board of Aldermen
Just three votes separated the two candidates in last week’s runoff race for a vacant seat on the Byhalia Board of Aldermen.
Rick DeBardeleben defeated Joe Tunstall 113 to 110 in the Tuesday, Sept. 30, election.
DeBardeleben will fill the remainder of Terry Sawyer’s term, which expires June 30, 2009. Sawyer died July 29 after a short illness.
About 43 percent of the qualified voters in the Town of Byhalia participated in the recent runoff race.
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