December 2, 2010
Christmas is in the air
Pam and Barry Burleson and children, Emma, Andy and Erin, spent their Thanksgiving holiday in Gulf Shores, Ala., where Erin enjoyed eating her favorite - raw oysters!
Perry, Beth, David and Ben Breithuapt, along with Beth’s mother, Louise Akins, entertained family for the Thanksgiving holiday, including Jeff Akins of Statesboro, Ga., and his children, C.J. of Macon, Ga., and Rebekah of Columbia, SC.; and cousin, Jason Akins of Statesboro, Ga. On Friday Sue Watson and Kate Permenter of Holly Springs came for an after-the-holiday lunch.
What would the beginning of the Christmas season be without the Holly Springs Christmas parade, Christmas tour of homes, Belles and Books luncheon and the Clydesdale Christmas party? The first weekend of December always seems to be the busiest for Holly Springs with a flurry of activities for both young and old to enjoy!
Be sure to come out Saturday to the square and enjoy the variety of floats, bands and organizations that participate in the Christmas parade. Somehow, Mother Nature always knows it’s a festive night in Holly Springs and shows us it is winter with the low temperatures and, occassionally, spitting of snow! It is definitely worth enduring the chilly weather to witness this great parade!
Once again, the volunteers with the Clydesdale Christmas Store have gathered fineries from near and far for their annual Christmas party/auction. All proceeds from the benefit go to makes the wishes of children in our own community come true! It is one of the best organizations which actually help those in need right here. Be sure to support them with a nice donation or auction find!
For those who are just visiting this weekend, welcome! Holly Springs has an abundance of things to choose to do this particular weekend. Walk around, soak up the local color and enjoy! Be sure to shop the local gift shops and pharmacies for all sorts of unique things to take home to your loved ones!
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The annual Christmas in Holly Springs Tour, sponsored by the Marshall County Historial Museum, will kick off this week, December 4-5.
Many of Holly Springs’ loveliest homes will be on the tour, beautifully decorated for the holidays.
The recently renovated museum is a highlight of the tour and also where tickets for the tour may be purchased. Tickets are $22 each. For tickets or more information, please call the museum at 662-252-3669.
The Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs is the other museum on the tour. The former St. Joseph Catholic Church, it was orginally Christ Episcopal Church and was used by the Episcopal Parish until 1857. As the Episcoplians moved into their new church, the Catholic population bought the building and moved it to its present location. The church was used as a hospital during the Yellow Fever Epidemic and today serves as a memorial for the priest and seven sisters who died nursing those stricken with yellow fever.
Also on the tour are Fiddler’s Green, the home of Jim and Susan Crell; Strawberry Plains, headquarters of the Mississippi branch of the Audubon Society; Gov. Matthews’ House, the home of Charlie and Jane Farris; St. Joseph Catholic Church (not pictured); and the Walter Place Estate, with Walter Place, the home of Mike and Jorja Lynn, and the two cottages, Featherston and Polk Place, along with the fabulous Mike Lynn Park.
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