Hill Country Picnic set for this weekend
The North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic is this Friday and Saturday, June 25-26, off Highway 349 in Potts Camp.
This year’s festival lineup features Hill Country musicians Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, The North Mississippi Allstars, Jimbo Mathus, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band and many more. The two-day festival takes place on an 1,100-acre site in the rolling hills of Marshall County and will run from noon until after midnight both days.
The festival, in its fifth year, is the brainchild of Potts Camp resident and acclaimed bluesman Kenny Brown, who has witnessed firsthand the worldwide appeal and influence of Hill Country Blues through his long tenure with R.L. Burnside and travels with his own band.
“We’ve got a great lineup, and we hope people will come out to enjoy the music, workshop, food and camping,” Brown said.
Ida B. Wells Banquet July 10 at Hudsonville
Tickets are on sale for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Commemorative Banquet.
It will be held at the Hudsonville C.M.E. Church Family Life Center on Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Tiana L. Ferrell, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells.
Tickets are $25 each.
The museum, at 220 North Randolph Street in Holly Springs, is designed to inspire and enrich the lives of others by offering a variety of family heirlooms and artifacts of African American historic values.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a nationally and internationally known “crusader for justice,” was born in Holly Springs in 1862.
For more information on the commemorative banquet or the museum, contact Rev. Leona Harris at 662-252-3232.
County school board plans July 6 meeting
The Marshall County Board of Education will conduct its next meeting on Tuesday, July 6.
It will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the board room of the supervisors, 103B Market Street, Holly Springs.
Kudzu Festival slated mid-July at fairgrounds
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and Marshall County Fairgrounds will present the Kudzu Festival July 15-17.
The fun-filled festival is designed with families in mind – ranging from the daily carnival to barrel racing to the new Fireman’s Challenge.
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