Thursday, April 28, 2011
Mississippi SpringFest May 4-7 in Ashland
The Mississippi SpringFest will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.
The 2011 festival will be held May 4-7 at the intersection of Highways 4 and 5 at the new Gordon Stone Park in Ashland.
This year is going to be another great year with lots of teams competing in the barbecue contest that is sanctioned by the Kansas City Bar-B-Que Association.
The VIP stage will host a magic and illusions show several times each day. The crowd favorite, Gospel Night, will be Thursday at 7.
The first annual Mississippi Springfest 5K kicks off Saturday, May 7, with registration from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. The popular Car Show will also take place on Saturday. Everyone always enjoys seeing all the range of cars, truck and motorcycles from antiques to high-performance vehicles.
The Banana Derby with the famous Dillion will be performing free several times each day and night throughout the festival. Live music on the main stage will feature several bands. Friday night, May 6, Bud Huddleston and the Shady Valley Bluegrass Band will perform starting at 6:30. The Davide House Band will be on stage at 9 p.m. On Saturday night, May 7, the entertainment will be Bluegrass Pals at 6, and Joe D. Rickman and his band will play Johnny Cash hits starting at 7. The T Country Band will perform at 8 p.m. Wrapping up the festival will be the Wideopen Band starting at 9.
The SpringFest will have a variety of arts and crafts booths and numerous food vendors. For the kids (or kids at heart) there will be pony rides and rock wall climbing.
Everyone is invited to attend SpringFest 2011 and enjoy good entertainment for the entire family.
Rust graduation scheduled for Sunday
Rust College announces its 145th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.
Graduation ceremonies will be held in the W.A. McMillan Multi-Purpose Building on the Rust College campus in Holly Springs. Guest speaker is Charles H.Beady, Ph.D.
County school board to meet in Byhalia
The Marshall County School Board will have its May meeting at Byhalia High School.
The meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.
Byhalia High School is located at 278 Highway 309 North.
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