Thursday, November 1, 2012
Families gather for a full day of activities celebrating 100 years
Tammy and Billy Cupp opened their doors two weeks ago to a flurry of Tammy’s family members from around the South. They all gathered to celebrate 100 years of Fullers at Riverside, a property south of Marshall County. The property was purchased October 12, 1912, and has been in the Fuller family since. Everyone enjoyed a full day of visiting with kin and eating. Johnny Fuller, Tammy’s brother from Olive Branch, provided a special treat for the guests - a hayride, which he pulled with a tractor that was owned by his grandfather, John Morgan Sr., who purchased it new in 1948. What a wonderful family tradition and way to celebrate something their ancestors worked so hard to build!
Patriot fans withstood the cold, rain and wind Friday night for the last regular season game against Kirk. It was over by the half, with Marshall leading a whopping 52-0. The adorable Marshall Mini’s, led by the varsity cheerleaders, performed at half-time. The Galena School band was also there, decked out in their beautiful new uniforms. They performed not only at halftime, but also throughout the game. The final score was 52-13.
This week, the Patriots move on to post-season play. They will travel to Canton Friday night to face off with Canton Academy. These young men have worked hard all season long to get to this point. If you are able and willing, hop on I-55 and head south! See ya at the game!
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Graystone on Christmas in Holly Springs Tour Dec. 1-2
The elegant “Christmas in Holly Springs Tour” will be December 1 and 2. Five distinctive homes will be decorated in Christmas splendor, enticing visitors to be our guests for this occasion.
The Christmas tour will be held in conjunction with the 175th “Come Back to Holly Springs” celebration on the square with the lighting of the Christmas tree on November 30 at 6 p.m. in the evening.
We will be honored to have Senator Wicker as our introductory speaker. The Christmas Parade will be Saturday night. On Sunday night the world famous Rust College A’cappella Choir will give a cantata at the Morehouse Auditorium on Rust campus at 6 p.m. The antebellum Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs will be open for the tour.
On the tour will be Graystone, 1838, which will be a bonus house. In it we will have an art show featuring another great Holly Springs artist Sam Gholson, whose beautiful paintings and sculptures will be on display. He was a portrait painter in Washington, D.C., for many years. He then taught art in Ohio.
Also, other local artists are invited to display and sell your art if you call the Marshall County Historical Museum at 662-252-3669.
Vendors who sell art, food and Christmas decorations will display and sell too.
Melody Swaney Golding’s art work of photographs and paintings will also be featured. Melody is well known for her exhibits and has exhibits all over. The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. asked for her Katrina exhibit. It was the first thing to be exhibited there from Mississippi since one painting was given in 1913.
Graystone was built in 1838 and is one of Holly Springs’ earliest houses. The house was built by Dr. F. W. Dancy, who came to town from south Alabama. He later invented and made a fortune off of his concoction of “Indian Queen,” a hair straightener which is still around. Dr. Dancy was one of the outstanding people in town.
Georgian Revival elements dominate the house, which was remodeled in the 1920s when the McDermott family bought it after they moved out of the depot. The original hitching posts are still in the front where you can hitch your horse. The stepping stone to step into the buggy is still there at the end of the sidewalk.
In modern day history Liv Tyler lived there during the making of the movie “Cookie’s Fortune.”
Advance tickets will be sold until November 24. Tickets will be $15 each or $12 each if you purchase ten or more before the deadline. The week of the tour all tickets will be $20 each. Call 662-252-3669.
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