Thursday, November 10, 2011
Several ladies take road trip
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb.
Bea Green, Frances Gresham, Carole Karr and Kay Wheeler returned Sunday. The ladies took a multi-state road trip to admire the fall foliage. While gone, they enjoyed a little early Christmas shopping and wonderful food.
Congratulations to the Marshall Academy Patriots football team! They took down Central Hinds Friday night with a whopping score of 44-22, which advances them another week into post-season play. They will take on Carroll Academy this Friday night at Patriot field with kickoff at 7 p.m. Let’s pack the stands and show the boys our support!
Kathy and Emma Elgin travelled to Pelahatchie Saturday to visit with family.
Get well wishes go out to John Ward, former Marshall Academy headmaster, who is rehabilitating in the Holly Springs hospital.
Dean Reeder is home from a short stay in the Holly Springs hospital. Get well soon, Dean!
Be sure to shop around the square Tuesday, November 15, for the Christmas Open Houses! It is a magical time in Holly Springs and will be sure to get anyone in the Christmas spirit! It is never too early to start crossing off names on your list. There is also a Christmas Open House at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery from 4 - 7 p.m. There will be wares available from The Write Stuff (personalized stationery), The Modest Goddess (Christmas-themed items and pottery), Thirty-One and Sew What (appliqued items ranging from pillowcases to T-shirts to towels). It is sure to be a fun time for all who get out to get a jump on the holiday rush!
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Gwydir – first time on tour
“Gwydir” (Gwee-Dir) is open for the first time ever and is a delight to see. This warm Southern cottage was built around 1886 by James Barrett Walthall (1833 – 1890) who served as chancery clerk.
James Barrett Walthall was the great-grandfather of artist Kate Freeman Clark, who lived across the street. After his death, there is a deed transfer filed in 1892 for the amount of $135.00 to Henry Craft Fort (1853 – 1919) with wife Mary McDowell (1853-1930) (Sherwood Bonner’s sister-in-law).
Henry Craft was president of the Bank of Holly Springs. Janet Fort (1891 - 1977), their only daughter, married Harris Gholson. This home remained in the Gholson family until 1995. The home was purchased in 2004 by George and Laurie Gwin, and was named “Gwydir” in honor of their ancestral home in northern Wales. The Gwin family is in the process of a loving restoration.
Our 23rd annual “Christmas in Holly Springs” will be held on December 3 and 4. Five beautiful homes and a bonus house will be open plus an antique sale and show in the old I.C. Levy building on the square, with a gala Friday evening, December 2 at 6 p.m., a bazaar in the “Sabbath School” building, Christmas Dinner Theatre at the First Baptist Church Recreational building, a Christmas parade on Saturday night, December 3. An art show and sale will be held in “Herndon,” our bonus house. Tickets are for sale at the Marshall County Historical Museum at 220 East College.
Remember to come to Melody Golding’s book signing “Panther Tract” on Nov. 11 at the museum at 1 p.m.
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