Thursday, November 29, 2012
Activities set for 175th
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs’ big birthday bash is set for this weekend with activities planned November 30-December 2.
The City of Holly Springs is celebrating 175 years (1837 to 2012) Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Activities begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, with the opening ceremony on the courthouse square. Guest speaker will be Sen. Roger Wicker. There will be a holiday lighting ceremony, a birthday cupcake celebration and more.
Saturday will be filled with tours of historic homes (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), churches, Hill Crest Cemetery and museums, plus entertainment on the courtsquare.
Saturday’s activities will wrap up with the annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade at 5 p.m.
On the Christmas Tour this year are Burton Place (1848), Finley Place (1857), Wall Doxey House (1890), Polk Place (1838), the Marshall County Historical Museum (1903) and Graystone (1838).
For advance tickets, call (662) 252-3669.
The entertainment lineup for Saturday downtown includes –
• 9:30 a.m., Thomas Singers;
• 10:15 a.m., Pleasant Grove Children & Youth Project.
• 11 a.m., Galena School Band.
• 12 noon, Holly Springs Historical Narrative.
• 1:30 p.m., Jazzy’s Hip Hop Dance.
• 2:15 p.m., Gary Adams and Jody James.
• 3 p.m., Meredith Koch.
• 3:45 p.m., Burnside Band.
Prizes will be given away during intermissions.
Many merchants in the downtown area will have 175th anniversary specials Saturday, plus customers can register for a $100 grocery giveaway, sponsored by Carlisle’s Big Star.
The Christmas Tour will also be highlighted on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Then at 6 p.m. Sunday, weekend activities will close with the Rust College Christmas Concert at Morehouse Auditorium.
For more information, contact the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber at (662) 252-2943.
Everyone is urged to come out Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and celebrate the birthday of Holly Springs – a small town with all kinds of character.
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