Thursday, June 13, 2013
Byhalia festival Thursday-Saturday
It’s festival week in Byhalia – Thursday through Saturday.
The Byhalia Lions Club is hosting its big summer event, a fund-raiser for the club, the FFA, Byhalia fire and police departments, Christmas for the troops and other worthy causes.
The festival, to be held at Highway 309 and Highway 78 in Byhalia, opens on Thursday night, June 13, at 5 p.m. with a carnival and a talent contest put on by the Byhalia Arts Council. Thursday night is arm-band night and everyone who purchases one rides all night at one cost.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, too. The J Bar B Rodeo, led by Jerry Bolden, will put on a competition for the Mid-South Rodeo Association on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Entertainment Friday and Saturday begins at 9 p.m. Eddie Smith, and Papa Don McMinn’s Family Band are slated for Friday evening. The Wolf River Rednecks play Saturday night.
Parking is free.
Last movie of season moved to Thursday
The final edition of this year’s “Moonlight, Magnolias, Movies and More” has been rescheduled for this Thursday, June 13.
The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber. The movie this week, “Twilight,” will be shown free to the public in Spring Hollow Park.
Library extends Food for Fines program
The Marshall County Library System has extended its Food for Fines program through the end of July.
Anyone who brings a can of food gets $1 off a fine. The food goes to support the pantry at the New Hope Village shelter.
“This is a good way to pay a fine and help those less fortunate,” said Amanda McDonald, director, Marshall County Library System.
The summer reading program is off to a good start with over 100 kids signed up so far. Children do not have to attend any set number of times. The reading program offers story time, crafts, and refreshments.
Hours are Holly Springs – Tuesdays, June, 11, 18, 25 and July 9,16, and 25; Byhalia Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, and 24; Potts Camp, Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27, and July 11, 18 and 25.
Reading time begins at 2 p.m. The program is free and open to children of all ages. Parents, come and help out and enjoy the fun.
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