Music, storytelling, food during bicentennial picnic

October 5, 2017 - Picnic Time

Live music, storytelling and food will be partial of Saturday’s Red Clay Hills Bicentennial Celebration cruise during Northside Park.

The cruise will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring song by Jeff Stewart with Southbound, Neshoba Musicians Guild and a Fair City Chorale.

Joan McLemore, a veteran story teller and a member of a Mississippi Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau, will share her stories and Dr. Stumpy Needles, a bicentennial mascot, will be there as well.

The mascot is good capable in Mississippi story and will be accessible during a cruise to speak with children.

Neshoba County Library Director and Bicentennial Committee member Jacob Starks pronounced there will be copiousness of food by Main Street Junction during a picnic.

“Just move yourselves and we’ll have food while it lasts,” he said. “Bring a blanket, a grass chair, your family and friends. It should be a really good day.”

A $7,500 extend was awarded to a Neshoba County Public Library to assistance account a Red Clay Hills Bicentennial Celebration in and with a statewide jubilee of Mississippi’s 200th birthday.

The eight-month jubilee here has enclosed a array of village events and activities to applaud Philadelphia, Neshoba County and state story for Mississippi’s bicentennial year.

The final eventuality will be on Dec. 10 when a time capsule, to be non-stop in 200 years, will be enclosed, containing artifacts from around a area.

Plans also call for a self-guided podcast debate of internal chronological sites as partial of a celebration.

Mississippi’s bicentennial year jubilee will also cap on Dec. 10 with a opening of a Museum of Mississippi History and a Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.

The extend was awarded to a library, in partnership with a Community Development Partnership, by a Mississippi Humanities Council operative with a Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to manage a Bicentennial Grants Program.

For some-more information about a countless events, call Starks during 601-656-4911.

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