Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ida B. Wells celebration set for this weekend
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Ida B. Wells’ birth in Holly Springs.
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum has planned a great celebration for this weekend, Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15. The theme is “Keep the Fire Burning.”
All activities will be held at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building.
The opening ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Friday, followed by a catfish lunch at noon. Afternoon activities include a movie – “A Passion for Justice” – plus exhibits of the life and works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Youth will dramatize her life from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Melvin’s barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a gospel fest (a musical tribute to Ida B. Wells) set for 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, a Memphis Heritage Tour starts at 9 a.m. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free time to follow. The silent auction starts at 6 p.m. with the big 150th anniversary banquet beginning at 7 p.m. (donation $25). Guest speaker for the banquet is Jaribu Hill, a civil rights attorney and executive director of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights.
A breakfast fellowship at 8:30 a.m. Sunday wraps up the weekend celebration. It will be held at Adolphus Chapel C.M.E. Church. Pastor is Billy Williams.
For more information or tickets you may call 662-252-3232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida B. Wells was a nationally and internationally known “crusader for justice.” She was born in 1862 in Holly Springs.
County school board to meet next Tuesday
The Marshall County Board of Education will have its July meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m.
It will be held in the board room of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors at 103B Market Street, Holly Springs.
Chamber party will kick off blues in alley
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will hold it second annual VIP Party to kick off the Bikers Night Out in Blues Alley on July 12 at 5 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and live music on the balcony of the Court Square Inn Bed and Breakfast before going down to hear the blues in the alley.
The cost for the VIP Party is $10 per person and all proceeds benefit the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.
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