Thursday, December 1, 2011
Pat Stubbs celebrates 90th birthday with trip to The Orpheum Sunday
Pat Stubbs and Linda Seale attended the performance of White Christmas at The Orpheum Sunday afternoon in celebration of Pat’s upcoming 90th birthday. They enjoyed a visit with Lee Ann and Townsend Stubbs in Olive Branch before returning to Holly Springs. Vicki and Walter Webb also attended the performance, as well as Becky Cupp, who joined Jenny and Emma Grace Cupp.
Jane and Bubba Hubbard attended the Monday night football game of the Giants and the Saints in New Orleans. They visited with her mother in Jackson on the way home Sunday.
Barry and Pam Burleson, with children Emma, Andy and Erin, spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Orange Beach, Ala. Barry and Pam also celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary while there.
Tammy and Billy Cupp returned over the weekend. They spent their Thanksgiving holiday in Dallas, Tx., with Tammy’s family.
Gene Brown, Margaret Brown and Ben Martin were Thanksgiving day guests of Lynn and Johnathan Rowe and baby Jack in Memphis. They were joined by Dabney Brown and Margie and Brandon Havens of Jackson.
Andy Seale of Nashville, Tenn., was the weekend guest of Robin and Ben Seale and Charlotte Walker. While here, Andy visited with other family members and friends.
Lea Stewart of Memphis, Tenn., was the guest of Linda and Tom Stewart and children, Brittney and Thomas, for Thanksgiving. She was also welcomed by her parents, Phoebe and Tom Stewart. While here, she helped everyone deck the halls!
This is probably the busiest weekend all year in Holly Springs. There are so many wonderful things for all of us to enjoy, as well as others who come to partake in our small town beauty! The holiday tour of homes is bound to be a crowd pleaser, with many new additions to the tour. The ladies of Belles and Books host their annual luncheon at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery. The last thing on the agenda for the day is the Holly Springs Christmas Parade.
Be sure to meander about this weekend, mix in with our visitors as well as locals you may not have seen for a while. There is something for everyone to do this weekend right here in town. No doubt it will get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
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Christmas in Holly Springs – December 3 and 4
The annual Christmas in Holly Springs home tour, sponsored by the Marshall County Historical Museum, will be held Dec. 3 and 4.
Along with several new homes on the tour this year, there will be an antique show and sale, held at the historic I.C. Levy’s store, Dec. 2-4, with a festive gala at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, on Market Street, on the square.
The Sabbath School building will host a bazaar, and Christmas dinner theatre will be held in the First Baptist Church recreational hall.
Herndon will feature an art show and sale for this tour also.
The Holly Springs Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. on the square.
• Finley House -- willed to the Audubon Society by the Finley family, Bubba and Jane Hubbard make their residence here. Bubba Hubbard is the Audubon director.
• Gwydir (Gwee-dir) will be on tour for the first time this year. The home was purchased in 2004 by George and Laurie Gwin, and was named “Gwydir” in honor of their ancestral home in northern Wales.
• Linden Hill - Linden Hill is the home of Tony and Whitfield Canale. They have beautifully furnished it with period antiques. This is the second time the house has been on the holiday tour.
• The Whittens - Originally a three-room log home built by D.D. Jones in 1844, the Whitten’s is now the home of Jim and Martha Thomas. One beautiful feature of the home is the beautiful ruby etched glass over the front door.
• Tuckahoe -- on our Christmas tour for the first time. It was a twin house to “East End.” They were “Sunday houses” built for weekend retreats by double brothers-in-law, William Crump and John Hull of Memphis. General Grant’s soldiers camped here during the Civil War and during Reconstruction until 1875. The house was purchased by Keith and Christy Owens in 1987.
Tickets are available from the museum for $22 each. You may call the museum at 662-252-3669 for more information.
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