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.