Thursday, March 17, 2011
73rd Holly Springs Prilgrimage just around the corner
Alice Buchanan of Auburn, Ala., was the weekend guest of her mother, Frances Buchanan.
The 73rd Holly Springs Pilgrimage is just around the corner! That means we all need to spruce up our yards and begin our spring planting!
The weekend festivities begin Friday, April 8, on the steps of Montrose with the cutting of the ribbon by the queens, Sarah Poteet and Kelsey Shaw, who are being escorted by Mitch Gholson and Neil Murphy.
The Town and Country Garden Club ladies will once again offer their fabulous lunches on both Friday and Saturday at the Presbyterian Church. The ladies out do themselves every year by preparing food for tourists and locals alike.
The Episcopal Church Women also serve lunches on Friday and Saturday, with carry-outs available at Christ Episcopal Church. The women have carried on this weekend tradition for years upon years, treating everyone with their scrumptious menu!
Montrose Under the Moonlight is slated for Saturday, April 9. A wonderful Southern meal will be served, provided by Stewarts Catering, a Holly Springs favorite. The dinner is sure to be a real treat, featuring smothered fried chicken, vegetables, cheesy cornbread, fresh fruit or chocolate cobbler and sweet tea. The Holly Springs Garden Club also offers dancing with music supplied this year by Venus Mission Band. If you are wanting to attend this event, you need to contact Lisa Childers before April 1. Tickets for the entire evening are $30 each or if you would rather go after the dinner you can enjoy the dancing and presentation of the Royal Court at 8 p.m. for $15. All proceeds from this event go to the Montrose Restoration Fund.
Get your tickets early, spread the word and enjoy the weekend that our town truly shines!
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New exhibit at museum will take your breath away
Spring awakening is happening at the Marshall County Historical Museum.
The tourists (like the birds) are coming back as they always do. In the fall, they all leave. We are so happy to welcome them again. In the yard the remaining pear tree is full of white glory and the birds are gleefully zooming everywhere. Folks have really been nice to us here at the museum.
We have a new exhibit from Harvey Payne. It is his custard, Vaseline, and carnival glass and it is so incredible, it takes your breath away. The carnival glass was sprinkled with gold dust in the last cooking and that accounts for the magic flow of it.
The Vaseline and custard glass have uranium in them and this accounts for the unearthly luminous glow which is so incredible. None of this glass was made from 1938 until after World War II as the uranium was being used in the war effort, (like the making of the atom bomb). The glass is gorgeous.
Today in the mail we received a post card from Jim Orman, originally from Ashland, who sent us one postcard of the cotton compress in 1918 when the compress was new.
He also sent us a graduation announcement of the Holly Springs High School in 1912 with all the names attached. The names were: Lillian Beck, Lucille Horton, Addison Craft Irby, Herbert Phillips, Jane Russell Person, Mary Hamilton Parris, Julian Robison, Paul Roberts, Mildred Theresa Sheets, Lemuel A. Smith, Maggie Mae Turner. Mr. E.F. Puckett was superintendent.
We have a new employee at the museum, Larry Thompson; we need him so much. Our beautiful fence is needing paint urgently and we need money for that before Pilgrimage. If any of you precious friends can help us out, please do.
Green is my favorite color and we can’t flourish without the green stuff. In spring green is budding out all over but green needs to be nourished and we do too. Help!
Our Honor Roll of givers lately are: Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein, Winnie T. Childers, Alvenice Brown, Julie DeBardeleben, David Jeffries, Doris Avent, Kathryn Hughes, Jim Power, Betty Mobley, Jean Liddy, Nancy Fant Smith, John D. Brown, Mrs. Dudley Moore, J. Gore Benoist, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cowles, Frank Swords and Stephanie Cavender. These are our special friends and we thank them for their kind generosity.
The museum would like to thank Nancy Hutchens for being so incredibly good; also Anne Heddrick Reed for being such great help. Both ladies are so honest, trustworthy and good. We appreciate Jim Dunworth and Jorja Lynn for being our backbone. Thanks also to Ira Shipp for painting and working at the museum. Without the help of the county and city we would be zero. The museum cannot survive without good friends.
The museum has a wonderful Mississippi Shop and we are open six days a week.
P.S. We need an airplane and a horse – not real – to go in the transportation case; and a small screen to cover up necessities.
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