Fun from the #BOGUECREEKFESTIVAL


Some of these photos were published in the Sept. 14, 2017 edition of The Winona Times.

The #BogueCreekFestival is a Duck Hill Family Reunion


“It is almost like a family reunion,” said Nancy Kirk. “People come to Duck Hill for the Bogue Creek Festival to enjoy friends and family they haven’t seen all year.”
One of the organizers for this year’s event, Kirk said the Bogue Creek Festival is a tradition in Duck Hill that means so much to so many.
“I enjoy seeing people who I rarely see,” said Duck Hill resident Carolyn Swanson. “It’s like having a reunion.”
Swanson said she also likes to support the Duck Hill Baptist youth tent where they always have food to sell. This year, it will be Bar-B-Q chicken, slaw, and baked beans. Swanson said the money raised for the barbeque plates goes to help fund youth mission trips. Continue reading

Locals LOVE #TheNeshobaCountyFair


#NeshobaCountyFair Throwback from the 90s: “Big T” and the grands! Tom “Brown” Bailey with Wil Bailey, Katie Bailey, Mary Gates Colvin and Bailey Colvin

It is known as “Mississippi’s Giant House Party,” and for many local families, The Neshoba County Fair is a special week to go to Philadelphia for a week of fun and family.

The Neshoba County Fair began July 21 and continues through July 28 this year at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Philadelphia. Residents, as well as friends and family throughout the state (and nation in some cases) make the trip each year.

While those with cabins tend to make or bring homemade delights as friends and family gather for family meals, there’s still plenty of Fair food to go around. Judy Palmertree Hodges loves cotton candy, while Jill Nelson and Shirley Reeves Johnson said they love funnel cakes at the Fair. Lara Threet said she also loves the funnel cakes and especially the Oreo funnel cake.

“And what ever stand that does the funnel cakes has a chicken on a stick that is awesome,” Threet said.

Gaylyn Bailey said she loves Penn’s Chicken on a Stick at the Fair, and her niece, Bailey Colvin loves Penn’s Crawfish Tails and Fries. “Every. Single. Year.”

And all of the Bailey girls love Lindsey’s Lemonade and must have it as part of the Fair experience every year. Mary Gates Colvin said it was her favorite food and drink item at the Neshoba County Fair. Her mom, Christie Bailey Colvin said the polish sausage with onions and peppers along with Lindsey’s Lemonade are musts at the Fair – preferably at midnight!

Food isn’t the only thing that keeps local families making the trip to the Neshoba County Fair year after year, but it is a big factor. Continue reading

MCAC Casting Calls for Children


“I like it because I love to sing,” said Penelope Rushing, 9.

Rushing played a sea creature in last week’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” production at the Montgomery County Performance Center. She loves to sing and she and over 35 other children from throughout the Montgomery County area were given an opportunity to “shine” on stage, while learning basic acting techniques as part of the summer workshop.

But most of all, the children had fun while expanding their arts education and/or training during the summer months. This was an all-children play sponsored by the Montgomery County Arts Council. While all theatre productions have roles for children, last week’s play had no roles for adults on stage – though plenty of opportunities for adults behind stage.

Dr. Reba Bailey, one of the directors of The Little Mermaid Jr., said she is a big believer in children participating in community theatre. Continue reading

#HAPPYANNIVERSARY to us!


17 years!!!! I think I share this photo every year on our anniversary, but it is still my favorite. Maybe one year, I will share all of them! I love this photo so much! We are standing on the front steps of Bellefontaine United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine where we are still active members. It was such as special day, and a place so special to us, surrounded by amazing friends and family. Pepper is seeing his truck for the first time that was highly decorated for the drive-away. TOO FUNNY!