April 23, 2009
Tish Belk Summerlin celebrates birthday
Wynne Boatwright and Rob Simpson of Nashville, Tenn., were in town over the weekend for the Pilgrimage festivities.
Beverly Fitch and Sandor Viradi of Olive Branch, were the guests of Becky Cupp on Saturday night.
Rita (Cochran) and Johnny Langus of Mobile, Ala., were the weekend guests of Kay and Laura Wheeler. While here, they enjoyed all of the Pilgrimage events and visiting with other friends and relatives.
Sandy and Randy Hangey enjoyed Nickelback in concert on Saturday night in Arkansas.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Tish (Belk) Summerlin, who celebrated Monday.
Nancy Fant Smith of Franklin, Tenn., spent Sunday night with Kay and Laura Wheeler. She was here throughout the weekend with friends, Frances Doxey Winter and Helen Doxey Tyson.
Saturday was full of excitement. The Pilgrimage festivities kicked off at 9 a.m. with a 5k walk/run. Even though it was misting rain, there were a lot of participants who enjoyed the three-mile trek through our beautiful city.
Re-enactors were literally camped out on the back lawn of Montrose. You could hear their “cries” all over town, as the booms made most of us gasp, thinking transformers had blown! Horses were ridden by the gentlemen re-enactors and, for a moment, was reminiscent of days long ago.
Pam Thomas was in charge of the evening event, Montrose Under the Moonlight. Worried about inclement weather, she made the hard decision to move the happenings to the clubhouse at Kirkwood National Golf Course. Only having an afternoon to get it all together, it could not have gone any better! Crowds of people swarmed into the clubhouse ready for the fun evening ahead. The Commissary provided a wonderful dinner, which coincided with the dance and silent auction. A slight change in venue did not hamper the partygoers from heading out to Kirkwood. The Diggs played for a standing room only crowd. Locals and pilgrims alike were jammed on the dance floor enjoying the wonderful music.
Every year, we welcome scores of people to our town to enjoy the beauty of the historic homes, the flavor of the wonderful food and the hospitality of our local people. It is quite an event that shows us that people truly are interested in our town!
Having said that, opening morning of Pilgrimage, it was noticed that the Pilgrimage headquarters sign was not where it had been put the night prior (in front of the library). As citizens of Holly Springs, we should appreciate the Holly Springs Garden Club for this event that they plan yearly. It is a painstaking process and takes months and months of planning.
It is terrible that someone would attempt to sabatoge those ladies by stealing their headquarters sign. A discussion was had about whether or not to leave the sign out overnight before the event began.
We should not have to worry about people stealing things here which promote our town. We have a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. People must not realize that not every town is able to showcase their history the way we do. The garden club could have a Pilgrimage that lasted a solid week and still could not fit in all of the historic homes we have here.
If you have the sign which was taken from the library Thursday evening, it would be nice if you could return it to Montrose, or any Garden Club member. The sign is useless to anyone or group other than the Holly Springs Garden Club. We need to be proud of what we have to offer others instead of trying to hinder it by taking signs.
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Sallye Clayton and William Bowlin to wed May 2
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Vance Clayton of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Sallye Kathryn Clayton, to William Johnson Bowlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John William (Bill) Bowlin of Hickory Flat.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joyce Clayton and the late Joel and Sallye Clayton of Potts Camp, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Andrew Harville of Corinth.
She is a 2004 Hall of Fame graduate of Booneville High School. She received an Associate of Arts degree in accounting from Northeast MS Community College in 2006, where she was a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Societies. She is an internal auditor for BancorpSouth in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Gladys Bowlin and the late Fielden Abston Bowlin Jr. and Josephine Ormon and the late Samuel Johnson Ormon, all of Hickory Flat.
He is a 1997 graduate of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. He is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries science. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Theta Chi, Golden Key and Blue Key honor societies, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, and Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry Honor Society. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Mississippi State University, where he is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Alpha Alpha honor societies. He is employed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks as a conservation officer.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on May 2 at the New Albany Church of Christ. A reception will follow at the Magnolia Civic Center and Cine’ Theater.
Friends and family are invited to attend.
This is an urgent call to the public asking for help in all forms, ways, and means, as we prepare to move back into our original museum building. We need new artifacts which must be ready to exhibit.
We don’t have the time or know-how or place to redo anything. Everything we have needs work. It probably will take us a year to get back like we were in our old building.
All costs have gone up. If you would like to volunteer, help move these things or help clean, scrub, mend, polish, work because you are or would be a “friend” of the museum. The cost is $25 a year.
Benefits are getting into the museum free, receiving a newsletter four times a year. We are tax deductible if you make the checks out to “Marshall County Historical Museum.”
The old building is magnificent, probably better than it ever was. It has a wonderful brand new elevator which covers all three floors. It also will have a super surveillance system in the museum that has magic eyes for all floors. We are open to creative ideas and suggestions. We feel like this is your museum if you care to help make and keep it fantastic and want to save all these treasures for future generations.
We are really well known as we advertise with Triple A and it goes all over the world. Consequently, we have visitors from all the states and many foreign countries.
The Good News Happy Hour with the Holly Belles, Lois & Lisa
Our television program shows each Thursday night at 6 p.m. and is repeated each Monday night at 6 p.m. on Channel 98, which comes through Metromedia.
It is local talent and I think it is incredible. Each time, we have musicians, storytellers, news stories, a cooking segment, a show and tell section and always a local clergyman to give a piece of heavenly advice, so we won’t go wrong.
Sometimes we have already elected officials but no candidates in running. Lisa Cole majored in media at Ole Miss and looks like Sarah Palin.
Lois Swaney-Shipp has a love of community and wants to advertise what a great place Holly Springs and Marshall County are.
Please tune in and sit back and enjoy. You might even get a couple of laughs.
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