Thursday, August 25, 2011
Luncheon Thursday; festival set for Saturday
A couple of events, sponsored by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, are set for this week.
A chamber membership luncheon will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Craw de Lis Restaurant. It is sponsored by Northcentral Electric.
Guest speaker will be Kevin Doddridge, general manager of Northcentral.
Call 662-838-8127 for more information.
There is no charge for members with reservations. All others pay $10 at the door.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 27, the chamber will host the Sounds of Summer Music and Arts Fest from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Byhalia Walking Trail Park. Gate admission is $5; children 10 and under are admitted free.
Activities include a 5K walk/run ($15 pre-registration and $20 at the event), food, dunk tank, children’s games, artisans’ booths, entertainment and much more.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs and join the fun.
Hummingbird festival scheduled Sept. 9-11
The annual Hummingbird Celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is just around the corner.
The event, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the South, will be held September 9-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors are invited to come see the tiny birds caught, banded and released right before their eyes.
Plus, there will be live bats, snakes and other wildlife; guided wagon rides and nature walks; kids’ tent; and much more.
For more, call 662-252-1155 or visit the website, http://strawberryplains.audubon.org.
Early deadlines set for September 8 edition
The South Reporter will have early deadlines for its September 8 edition due to the Labor Day holiday.
Deadline is Friday, Sept. 2, at noon for classifieds and the same day at 5 p.m. for news and all other ads.
Byhalia police officers respond to 35 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 35 calls last week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 8; miscellaneous, 12; escorts, 4; disturbances, 1; animal-related calls, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 2; and medical calls, 5.
Byhalia police officers also made seven arrests during the past week.
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