Thursday, August 16, 2012
Byhalia Chamber plans luncheon Thursday
The quarterly membership luncheon for the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at The Flame – Byhalia United Methodist Church.
The meeting sponsor is NorthCentral Electric Power Association. Kevin Doddridge, general manager of NEPA, will speak on “Plans for the Future.”
The doors open at 11:15 a.m. with networking and buffet at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. A fish dinner with the trimmings will be served by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The chamber member fee for the luncheon is $5 with reservations. For all others, the fee is $10 at the door. Call 662-838-8127 for more information.
Sounds of Summer set for Saturday, Aug. 25
Sounds of Summer Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, August 25, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Byhalia.
The festival, to be held at the walking track, will include a 5K walk/run and a kids’ parade. There will be good food, sky lanterns, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ zone with games and exhibits, a corn hole tournament and more activities for the entire family.
For more information, call the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, 662-838-8127, or go to www.facebook.com/byhaliachamber.
Hummingbird festival Sept. 7-9 at Audubon
The annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration and Nature Festival is just a few weeks away. The big event will be held September 7-9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs.
Activities include hummingbird banding, live animal shows, expert speakers, kids’ nature activity tent, guided wagon tours and nature walks, nature trade show, native plant sale and concessions.
Admission is $15 for ages 13-64; $10 for ages 65 plus; $5 for ages 5-12; and free for ages 4 and under.
Johnson new principal at Galena School
Galena School has a new principal.
Nashonda Johnson was named to the position by superintendent Jerry Moore just prior to the start of the school year. She fills a spot vacated by Andrae Sims, who accepted a position as the curriculum coordinator in Coahoma County. Johnson has been the Marshall County School District’s English Language Learner (ELL) coordinator the past two years.
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