Thursday, November 3, 2011
Birthday wishes to Gibson twins
Happy birthday to two of the cutest and sweetest twins around - Casey and Courtney Gibson. They celebrated over the weekend with their family and friends.
Congratulations to the Marshall Academy Patriot football team for advancing to post-season play! The team will host the first play-off game this Friday night at Patriot field. These young men, led by head coach Barrett Donohoe, have worked all season long to get to this level of play. Everyone, come out and support them under the lights! It is a great thing for not only Marshall Academy, but our community as well. This game will bring many people to Holly Springs. It is sure to be a great time!
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Daniels-Hinckson vows said in two different ceremonies
Adrian Daniels and Colleta Hinckson, said their first set of vows in Collierville, Tenn. on June 21, 2011. They repeated their vows on September 23, 2011 in New York City, the home of the bride’s parents.
Adrian is the son of Johnny and Delcenia Daniels of Holly Springs. He is the grandson of the late Willie Daniels and Alice Daniels of Mendenhall and the late Ernest B. and Luellar Jones of Holly Springs.
Colleta is the daughter of Courtney and Molly Hinckson of New York, NY. Her paternal grandparents were the late Walter and Marjorie Hinckson and her maternal grandparents are Francis and Daphney Todd.
Adrian’s grandmother, Alice Daniels, traveled from her home in Mendenhall with her daughter Francine and grandchildren to attend the wedding in Collierville.
She was met in Tennessee by another daughter, Linda Daniels, and her son Johnny and his wife Delcinia.
Alice Daniels, matriarch of the Daniels family, did not attend the duplicated nuptials in New York because of health concerns, however, she sent grace and blessings for her family’s journey.
The newlyweds will reside in Olive Branch. Adrian is employed as a teacher and football coach at Byhalia Elementary School and Colleta is employed as a teacher in the Memphis City Schools System.
Herndon on Christmas Tour
Herndon was built in 1843 by Louis Thompson who came to Holly Springs from Pittsfield, Mass. He built the house in the Federal style with elements of Greek Revival as was popular in the North.
Originally, the right side of the house was built first, then later in the 1850s the left addition made the house balanced. It has been owned in the past by the Mossons, the Oliver Robinsons, the Tom Laceys, the Randall Swaneys and the Walter Webbs. The house is owned now by Park and Mer Dodge.
On our tour we have this house as a “bonus” house for an art show and sale for local artists. All artists are invited to enter their work. Call the Marshall County Historical Museum for a reservation, 662-252-3669.
The Christmas tour will be December 3 and 4. We hope that you are looking forward as we are to the annual Christmas in Holly Springs tour. We have the most wonderful attractions that are lined up for that weekend.
Starting that Friday night in the old I.C. Levy store on the square at 6 p.m. is our gala for our antiques show and sale.
Next, the First Baptist Church will be hosting Christmas Dinner Theatre in the recreational building on December 2, 3, and 4. Call for information, tickets and reservations, 662-252-3669. You can also enjoy the Holly Springs Christmas Parade sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on the Square on December 3 at 5 p.m.
A bazaar will be held at the original Presbyterian Church, now The Sabbath School and home to the Town and Country Garden Club. Please make plans to spend that weekend in Holly Springs, with us, family and friends. You can purchase discounted tickets for one or groups of ten or more. Call 662 252-3669 for more information.
You are invited to a book signing party for our own local photographer Melody Swaney Golding to celebrate her newest book. She has written and published a book called “Panther Tract” about Mississippi wild boar hunting. The open house will be held on 11/11/11 at 1 p.m. Melody, a proven author and photographer, has held book signings all over the state and beyond. The book “Katrina” written earlier, along with 1,000 photos of the devastation of the deadly hurricane are now an exhibit at the Smithsonian and is the only exhibit from Mississippi since 1913.
The Rusts visit from Chicago
At the Marshall County Historical Museum, this gorgeous weather has helped bring many folks to see and enjoy this Wonder of the World.
Some of our tourist friends from Chicago came in a few days ago named “Rust.” They spent the day in Holly Springs as they had never been here before. Rust was one of the first schools for freedmen which began in 1866 as soon as the Civil War was over. At that time, anyone who wanted an education could go to school here, men or women, young and old. Rust is Methodist-endowed and they have friends from over the nation.
A while back, Joe Cox brought us a wonderful World War II exhibit. He very artistically put together his war experience and included others as well. He also gave us a photo of Casey Jones on his engine, the railroad folk hero. He also brought memorabilia about him.
Last week, we were telling about Admiral Byrd at the South Pole (wonder what his compass did?). All the men spent six months down there living in tents. Joe Hurdle said his father had one of Admiral Byrd’s South Pole tents. Wouldn’t it be great if he still has it?
Joe said they used to camp in it. He said the pole in the middle was 15’ tall, 5’ tall at the sides. Where would we put it?
We have a new-old airplane for the transportation exhibit and it is unbelievable. The only other airplane we have, Harvey Payne gave us. When he was in the service in the trenches, he made a little airplane out of jeep spark plugs and added a little gift to us. It’s great. It’s called “Trench Art.” We have a basket made of sticks from Fort Pillow called “Prison Art.” Some folks from Chicago were in looking for the ancestors who fought with the 1812 War with Andrew Jackson. Actually, that battle was fought after the war was over but communication was so slow they didn’t know it. They found their ancestors buried in Mt. Pleasant. His name was Aden.
When my mother was 14 in 1900, she was at a ballgame in Potts Camp and it was announced that two weeks before that, President McKinley was assassinated. Even bad news traveled slowly back then.
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