Thursday, September 20, 2012
Fund-raiser Saturday for Chalmers Institute
The public is invited to come to The Wrecking Ball this Saturday night for a noble cause and a wonderful evening.
The big event will include some extremely fine music from singer-songwriters Shannon McNally and Amy LeVere and some intellectual discourse from Robert Hicks, emcee for the evening and New York Times best selling author. Hicks will share some of his craft.
Dinner will be served by Kenny Dickerson and his cooking team and will consist of barbecue and all the trimmings. A silent auction and live auction will be held to raise funds for the restoration of Chalmers Institute.
Chalmers Institute celebrates its 175th year and can boast its once having housed the first chartered university in the state of Mississippi: “The University of Holly Springs”...a brief, but shining star in the (then) newly settled hills of northern Mississippi.
This event will be set under the treed canopy of historic Chalmers Institute’s campus.
Guests will have a view of what Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs Inc. are doing on this project and the purpose for saving the structure from an untimely demise.
The stabilization work on the 1837 portion of the building – the west wall – is now in progress thanks to the support of the community.
All proceeds go to providing matching grant dollars to restore the structure and return it to community use, thanks to the support of a Community Heritage Preservation Grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Tickets can be purchased by calling 888-687-4765 or on line at www.preservemarshallcounty.org/wrecking-ball.
Chalmers Institute is located at 151 S. West Boundary Street, Holly Springs.
Potts Camp Fun Day set for Saturday
The Town of Potts Camp is sponsoring its third annual Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Potts Camp Park.
Activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be games for kids, bouncing inflatables, live music, refreshments, T-shirts, funnel cakes, a cake walk and so much more.
Donations are accepted. All proceeds benefit the Town of Potts Camp park fund.
For more information on this Saturday’s activities, call Potts Camp Town Hall at 333-7285.
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