Fielder’s Choice

Downtown development

There are good things happening in our downtown areas of Marshall County.

And as we all know, a healthy downtown is key to a strong community.

Last week I attended Mayor Kelvin Buck’s fourth “Business On The Square” meeting. The purpose of the meetings is to bring downtown businesspeople together to share ideas and come up with solutions to improve the Square and other areas of the city.

“We continue to see wonderful signs that our Square has new energy and is moving in the right direction with more business activity,” Buck said in his invitation letter.

I agree.

And a new event, coordinated by the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber, will kick off this Thursday. It’s called “Night Market 38635.”

The hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and will include a farmers market, artists, retail shopping, food vendors and more.

There’s a lot of excitement building for this new event. Be sure and check it out.

Of course, that will be followed up later by Bikers and Blues.

And mark this date on your calendar – Tuesday evening, July 3, will be the annual fireworks show in downtown Holly Springs.

Many thanks to our city workers, who you will see on a regular basis cleaning up the downtown area (and other parts of the city).

Plus, various clubs, churches, organizations and other groups are doing their part in the Team Up To Clean Up campaign.

Clean-up and beautification seem to be gaining more and more momentum. And the more momentum, the better.

Plus, downtown and in other areas, new businesses are picking Holly Springs.

I like what I see.

It’s a continuous process but we’re blessed that the teamwork for a better Holly Springs is building.

Downtown efforts are on the rise in Byhalia, too.

I make weekly visits to Byhalia, and it’s great to see the progress.

The Byhalia Area Chamber Main Street, along with some downtown business, have a special event coming up this Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s called “Ready, Set, Spring.” The event will include shopping, art, fun, door prizes, vendors, food and more.

And that will be followed up in Byhalia by the 10th annual Sounds of Summer Festival on Saturday, June 2, on the Byhalia Town Hall property. It kicks off at 4 p.m. and goes to 10 p.m.

And Potts Camp is moving forward, too. That town last week unveiled new “Wel­come to Potts Camp” signs.

I helped with a newspaper route last week, and going through Potts Camp, there’s always lots of activity.

Marshall County is growing big-time, particularly in the northwest corner. Also on that newspaper route, I experienced the construction and traffic issues as the four-laning of that portion of Highway 72 rapidly continues.

But I can handle those snags, knowing we’re building a better Marshall County.

Support our businesses. Be a part of the countywide clean-up efforts. Visit downtown. Be positive.

Holly Springs South Reporter

P.O. Box 278
Holly Springs, MS 38635
PH: (662) 252-4261
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