Thursday, October 9, 2008
27th annual White Oak Festival set for Saturday
The 27th annual White Oak Festival, hosted by Byhalia Sports Association and the Byhalia Lion’s Club, will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. until … with crafts, displays, food, games, a baby photo contest, activities for kids and adults, raffles, live entertainment, and many prizes.
Entertainment includes Rebel Souls Band, Byhalia Pompom Squads, local singers, The Memphis Road Dawgs featuring Dr. Bill Hudson, formerly with Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddly’s bass player, and Chuck Mangione’s drummer.
The sponsors of the festival encourage everyone to attend the festival at the new location at the corner of Edwards Road and Lowry Drive off Highway 178 near the Industrial Park.
Admission is free with a $2 per car parking fee on the grounds. A limited supply of White Oak Festival T-shirts will be available for sale at the festival. You can order yours in advance by calling one of the numbers listed below or purchase one at the festival.
Booths are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved without payment. To ensure you have a space for your booth, please call immediately as spaces are filling up quickly. Concession spaces are already filled. Applications for other booth spaces ($30) are available from Janice at 838-2806 or Darla at 838-5200 or at the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce office Monday through Thursday.
Baby photo contest:
Would you like a chance to show off a favorite photo of your little one? There is no entry fee; however, the following rules apply: any size photo, color or black and white, can be submitted up to 8x10 in size, framed or unframed, the child must be 2-years-old or younger when photo was taken. Judging will be done by most the money raised the day of the festival as attendees “vote” for their favorite picture by placing money in designated containers. A prize will be awarded for the winning photograph. For more information, call Darla at 662 838-5200.
Don’t Miss the “Kiss a Pig Contest”:
This year’s White Oak Festival will again feature a “Kiss a Pig” contest. Five candidates from the Byhalia area have agreed to participate. Participants in the “Kiss a Pig” are Police Chief Gary Looney, Byhalia Middle School’s Kerry Reid, Locks by Lisa owner Lisa Taylor, Justice Court Clerk Mae Garrison, and Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce president Bill Kinkade. Piggy banks have been placed at various locations. Donations can also be made until 3 p.m. the day of the festival. The contestant whose piggy bank contains the least money at 3 p.m. the day of the festival has agreed to “Kiss a Pig.”
Stop by one of the above locations and cast your vote by making a contribution in any amount to one or more of the banks. Then be sure and attend the festival on October 11 (rain date October 18) to cheer on the winner. Call Janice at 838-2806 for further information.
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