Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ida B. Wells festival this weekend
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum will host its 18th annual Birthday Celebration/Arts and Crafts Family Festival this weekend, July 11-13.
The theme for this celebration is “Preserving, Promoting and Protecting the Legacy of Ida B. Wells and African American History and Culture.”
The birthday celebration schedule follows.
Friday, July 11
11 a.m. – opening ceremony at Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building (Mayor Kelvin O. Buck).
11:30 a.m. – art exhibit tour and documentaries viewing (“Passion for Justice” and “Many Rivers to Cross”).
Noon to 1 p.m. – lunch, gospel music, selections by Gatewood Hudsonville.
2-3 p.m. – Youth presentations.
7 p.m. – Gospel, youth jazz.
Saturday, July 12
• 8 a.m. – Depart Holly Springs for Memphis, Tenn.
• 9 a.m. – National Civil Rights Museum (Lorraine Motel). Price per person is $45 (transportation and admission).
11:30 a.m. – Zion Cemetery.
12 noon – Lunch at Four Way Restaurant (lunch not included in ticket price).
1:30 p.m. – Depart Memphis, Tenn.
3 p.m. – Return to Holly Springs.
7 p.m. – Ida B. Wells Anniversary Banquet at Rust College (semi-formal). Guest performer Professor Safiya Ellis Bandele. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at door.
Sunday, July 13
8:30 a.m. – breakfast fellowship, Asbury United Methodist Church.
For tickets or more information, please call the museum at 662-252-3232, 662-551-0296, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball camp underway in city
The first annual Holly Springs Fundamentals Basketball Camp, hosted by Mayor Kelvin Buck, is being held this week and continues next week, July 14-18.
The camp, for boys and girls second grade through college, is being held at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building.
Cost is $25 for one week and $50 for two weeks.
Session I is 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Session II from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For additional information on the basketball camp, contact coach Milton Moore at 601-286-3965 or call the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs at 662-252-4807.
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