November 27, 2008
Olivia Clanton and Regan Murphy to perform in Macy’s Day Parade
Olivia Clanton and Regan Murphy headed to New York City over the weekend with their families. They are going to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They achieved this honor by being All-Star cheerleaders during camp over the summer.
The name of their group is the Spirit of America Cheer Team. They will be wearing gold and red uniforms. They are going to be leading the parade. It begins at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and will be carried on the NBC network.
This is such an honor for these two girls from our area to have been chosen. Please be sure to tune in Thanksgiving morning to catch a glimpse of them. Congratulations, Regan and Olivia!
Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Texas, is the holiday guest of Kay and Laura Wheeler. While here, he also visited with Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady, as well as his numerous friends. He is going to attend the Egg Bowl on Friday between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Nancy Fant Smith of Oxford, was the Thanksgiving day guest of Kay Wheeler and her family.
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‘Christmas in Holly Springs Tour’
David Person is the owner of Burton Place. The Burton Place was built in 1844 by the Burton family from Virginia, and the house was built in the early Virginia style. It boasts of walls two feet thick with double sets of windows and doors.
The house was one of the first mansions built in town. In the backyard is the servants’ quarters with a cantilevered roof. Inside was a kitchen which was also a washroom, and the other rooms were living quarters for servants. The magnificent fence was originally around the courthouse on the square. In 1925, the courthouse was renovated and Bob Tyson, who lived in the house, bought the fence for $800 to go around the yard, and it has been a fantastic attraction for the house. The pieces of the fence that were left over were given to the bank on the square.
Again, in the Virginia style, the owner lived in the big house in town and the farm was located in the county. The barn on the farm is demolished now, and it’s a shame because it was a cantilevered barn and a real work of art.
When Mary Burton was young, she traveled to China in the late 1800s. While there, she bought Chinese Chippendale furniture for a room in the house that she had added. But that was another century ago. Mary Burton was similar to Kate Clark in that she had a big car with a chauffeur and they lived at the same time. Mary Burton married Bob Tyson in her fifties.
The tour will be held Dec. 6 and 7. The tickets may be purchased at the Square Museum. Advance tickets may be bought for $22 each and tickets for ten or more may be purchased for $20 each until Nov. 29. The week of the tour tickets will be $25 each. The museum is located at 111 Van Dorn Avenue, and the phone number is 662-252-3669.
The museum accepts checks, credit cards and cash.
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