Thursday, June 12, 2014
Relay for Life starts Friday at 6 p.m.
The 15th annual Marshall County Relay For Life is this weekend.
It begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Marshall County Fairgrounds on Highway 7 North just outside Holly Springs. The theme is “Take Me Out to the Relay.” About 20 of 28 teams registered are expected to have camps at the event.
Luminaria are on sale now and will continue to be sold until 9 p.m. Friday, June 13. Call Joyce Holland at 404-423-0701 to purchase a luminaria before the event. The price range is $10, $25, $50 and $100. The ceremony, conducted by candlelit, white paper bags, will set the mood. Each bag is decorated with the name of the person honored or remembered. The luminaria line the walking track.
Several individuals and musical groups are scheduled to entertain. To get in the lineup, contact Kevin Thomas at 662-252-9551.
There will be activities for children, plus food and drinks can be purchased from teams. Relay is asking for a $5 donation at the gate to get a coupon that can be used to purchase food from any vendor. The goal for this year’s event is $55,000. Call event chair Linda Wilson, 662-252-4706, for more information.
Byhalia Festival set for June 19-21
The Byhalia Festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club, is set for three days – June 19-21. It will be held at Highway 309 and Highway 78. Gates open at 5 p.m. daily and close at midnight. Military personnel are admitted free. Parking is free.
Thursday is wristband night, which allows a person to ride as many rides as many times as he wishes from opening to closing hour. Admission to the festival is $5 but children ages 11 and under get in free all three nights.
The carnival starts at 5 p.m. Thursday and the Byhalia Arts Council Talent and Art Show runs from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday is the J-Bar-B Championship Rodeo from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission Friday night is $10 for those 12 years of age and older and includes admittance to the rodeo. Musical entertainment is by the Backstreet Crawlers, starting at 9 p.m. and playing until midnight. Carnival rides are not included in the price of admission.
Saturday night admission for those 12 and over is $10. The J-Bar-B Rodeo is from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., followed by Nick Garrison Band from 9 p.m. until midnight. Saturday is wristband night for the carnival and rides are not included in the price of admission.
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