Thursday, August 22, 2013
Sounds of Summer Saturday in Byhalia
The Sounds of Summer Music and Arts Fest will be held at the Byhalia Walking Track on College Street Saturday, August 24, from 5-10 p.m. (no rain date).
The kids’ parade will open the festival at 5 p.m.
Live music will be by The X-Citers, Gunnar Sansom with The Revolvers, The Funky Rhythm Blues Band, and Ju-Ju and The City Boys, plus performances by the Byhalia Arts Council Talent Show winners. The famous Cornhole Tournament returns, $10 for two-man team for early sign-up.
A new addition is the wellness area with the Red Cross Blood Drive, Byhalia Family Clinic, Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition, Health 1st Clinic and more.
Various concessions will be available. Artists and craftsmen will have booths. Kirkwood National will provide a putting contest to win a Kirkwood play and stay package.
The evening will be capped off with the Ceremony of Sky Lanterns.
Admission is $5 per person with a cooler fee of $10/$20. Children under 12 are admitted free. A Kids’ Zone wristband is $5 (2-12 ages).
To volunteer, for vendor information, and more, call 662-838-8127 or email email@example.com.
Book signing set for Aug. 31 at museum
Gloria Gipson Suggs will have a book-signing for her newest book, “Piece-A-Way Crossroads,” at the Ida B. Wells Museum on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 662-252-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggs is a native and resident of Marshall County.
Her new book is a work of fiction based on the life of a couple who lived in Marshall County, from the 1930s through the 1960s. It is written from the perspective of Jeannie, one of their daughters, who invites the reader to come “piece-away” with her as she tells their story.
Byhalia police officers respond to 36 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 36 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 13; escorts, 6; juveniles, 2; thefts, 2; disturbances, 2; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 1; and medical, 4.
Byhalia police officers also made 10 arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney
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