November 19, 2009
Lynn celebrates birthday in Arctic Circle with friends
Amy and Perry Mask and children, Josh and Juston, along with friend, Tyler Bolden, spent the weekend in St. Louis, Mo. While there, they visited with family and had a good time shopping and dining. They all enjoyed a beautiful fall day at Six Flags, where they rode the rides and took in all of the festivities.
Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Tx., was the guest of Kay and Laura Wheeler last week. He flew in for the Ole Miss-Tennessee game in Oxford.
If you are ready for the big Thanksgiving feast and do not feel like doing all of the cooking, make your way to Marshall Academy’s cafeteria Tuesday, November 24, from 5 - 7 p.m. There will be a wide variety of things offered for you to add to your Thanksgiving meal. The PTC is hosting a “Farmer’s Market.” Any item purchased is bound to be a scrumptious addition to your dinner!
To celebrate her birthday Jorja Lynn has gone to the Arctic Circle with a group of friends to see the rotation of the polar bears. Have a great birthday!
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Jessica and Jeffrey Walker are the happy parents of twin boys, born November 13, 2009 at Desoto-Baptist Hospital in Southaven.
Skyler David weighed in at four pounds, six ounces and was 17.2 inches long. He was born at 11:36 a.m.
Tyler Robert weighed four pounds, 11 ounces and was 16.5 inches long. He was born at 11:37 a.m.
Welcoming the boys home is big brother Hunter Lynn.
Maternal grandparents are Rob and Sheila May of Florida.
Parental grandparents are David Walker of Holly Springs and Sheila Walker of Red Banks.
Great-grandparents are Tom Walker of Holly Springs, and Mary Gray of Hernando.
They have a special aunt, Stephanie Anderson, of Red Banks.
Green home on Holly Springs Holiday Christmas tour
This house was the home of Miss Kate Freeman Clark, renowned artist of Holly Springs. It is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmye Dale Green. Kate’s family built the house in 1848. Her family was among the first settlers coming here from Virginia in 1836. They were real aristocrats and were highly educated.
General Walthall became the general from here with the highest rank and after the Civil War he became a United States Senator from here; where he served for 20-plus years.
When Kate Clark’s mother, Cary, married lawyer Edward Clark from Vicksburg, she moved to Vicksburg and Kate was born there. Edward owned a plantation north of Vicksburg, so he named it “Cary Plantation.” It is still in operation today. This was the invisible means of support until Kate died. Clark was appointed Under Secretary of State under Grover Cleveland. When he went to Washington to fulfill his duties, malaria that had been dormant in him came out and he died two weeks after he arrived, and he never got to perform his duties.
Then Cary realized Kate’s preciosity as an artist so she moved to New York with her. Her teacher was William Merritt Chase, America’s leading artist and he taught her to paint like he did and you can’t tell the difference in their paintings. Kate lived there until 1923. Chase had died, her mother and grandmother had died, so she moved back to Holly Springs. She moved into this house where all the memorabilia from four generations was stored. None of the family, including Kate, ever threw anything away. We have this precious hoard of treasures in the Marshall County Historical Museum for you to see.
Tickets for the Christmas Tour are on sale now. If you purchase tickets in advance of November 28, the cost will be $15 and for groups of ten or more the tickets are $12 each. After November 28 all tickets are $20. Make your plans to bring friends and family or just enjoy a day to yourself. In addition, you can make plans to include the Kate Clark Art Gallery (luncheon Saturday 662-252-1563 for reservations), take in the Christmas Dinner Theatre on December 4, 5 and 6 (call 662-252-2627 for reservations).
On December 5 there will be a Christmas parade. There will be two concerts, one Saturday and one Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The talented Fill Family will be in concert Saturday and the fabulous Patriot Performers from Marshall Academy will sing on Sunday.
To obtain your Christmas in Holly Springs tour tickets, contact: The Marshall County Historical Museum, 220 East College Ave., P.O. Box 806, Holly Springs, MS 38635, or call 662-252-3669
The ’possum is still in a drying out period but the contest winner will receive a nice prize.
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