Friday, February 24, 2011
Locals visit with Hamilton Seale in Arkansas recently
Becky Cupp, Robin Seale, Margaret Ann Barruel and Rita Langus, of Mobile, Ala., were the weekend guests of Hamilton Seale in her home in Arkansas. While there, the ladies enjoyed seeing the sights, shopping and eating good food. After coming home, Rita and Becky were the guests of Kay and Laura Wheeler for dinner. Mary Clay Brooks and Beverly Fitch, of Olive Branch, were also guests and had a wonderful time visiting with Rita.
Get well wishes go out to Tommy Ray on a recent wrist injury.
Congratulations to the Marshall Academy Patriots in sweeping the State AA Championship in Brookhaven, over the weekend. Scores of Patriot fans travelled the distance to watch the boys in action. Those of us at home were able to see them online.
The final game against Simpson Academy was amazing to watch. The Patriots showed them they were there to take home the W! This week, the team travels to Mississippi College to participate in the State Overall Tournament.
Good luck to the entire team, especially the senior players - Taylor Maury, John Tomlinson, Jordon Brock, Mitch Gholson and Joey Omedeo. Enjoy every minute of it - make some great memories to carry with you to college!
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Mini-history tour – grand adventure – planned
Monday was President’s Day and the weather was almost balmy! However, Monday night the mercury slid down to 37 degrees. The Mexican weather report is chili and hot tamales!
Last week at the museum our visitors have been from as far away as China, South Carolina, California and a few from around here.
The ones from China hardly spoke any English and we speak no Chinese. The girl with them was really cute- looking, a glamour girl complete with beads, black curly hair, and pearly white teeth. She could speak a little English.
Another visitor we had from Tennessee had a long black beard, a derby hat shading his eyes, and horn-rimmed glasses. He was a born entrepreneur and he’s going to put us on the map and I’m so glad.
We are so thankful for some help. He’s going to bring tours here and I’m thrilled about that. We have great plans for our future. We are planning mini-history tours in all directions from here that will last for the morning or the afternoon. We’ll travel in an air-conditioned van. Narrations will be given along the way. It will be a grand adventure.
The incredible history of Holly Springs and Marshall County is unsurpassable.
Reservations must be made and they are limited and the fee will be $20 to cover transportation.
We are “redoing” parts of the museum (nothing very major.) It’s called polishing the edges to make it even better.
Mark the dates – April 8-10
Make plans now to attend the 73rd annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage, April 8-10! Feast on antebellum splendor, local storytellers brimming with the colorful stories of Holly Springs’ past and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts on the historic square!
This “Festival of Art & Architecture” features five antebellum mansions with costumed guides, Pilcher organ recitals in antebellum churches, gracious Southern luncheons, tours of historic Hill Crest Cemetery guided by characters from Holly Springs’ past, free rides in antique carriages pulled by Percheron draft horses, as well as a traditional Southern supper in one of our glorious mansions-- Montrose!
On the tour for the first time, is the Sabbath School which was once the Presbyterian Church before the current church was built in 1860.
Also on the tour is the recently renovated Marshall County Historical Museum, where visitors can experience the rich history of a land once called “Empire County” through the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the state! Over 40,000 relics include soldier uniforms, antique toys, old clothing, farm tools, photography and art.
Tickets are just $35 a person (seniors 65+ and groups of 12 or more receive a $5 discount) for the Friday and Saturday tours. Sunday tickets are $40 per person and include a Sunday brunch with entertainment.
Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour at the Marshall County Library or in advance by calling 662-252-2365 or 901-230-3576. For additional event information or information on accommodations, please contact the Holly Springs Tourism Bureau at 888-687-4765 or visit our website at www.visithollysprings.com.
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