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i The Woodville Republican, Thursday, September 24, 2015 Page 3 NatchezTo Celebrate 300th Birthday In Style Natchez, the oldest continu- ous settlement on the ~- sippi River, is inviting visitors Le Mardi Club Enjoys 1stbir~dayt help celebratein 2016 withits 300thyear_ long festivities. While its official Meeting; Hawaii Program Tropical breezes with a hint of pineapple, grass skirts and leis welcomed members of Le Mardi Club as they entered St. Paul's Episcopal Parish Hall to begin the 2015- 2016 year on September 8, 2015. Mrs. Cheryl Cavin, as hostess for the occasion, greeted everyone and invit- ed them to pick up the new yearbooks with their lei. Dues were collected and the meeting was called to order by the new president, Mrs. Pam McGraw. New mem- bers, Mrs. Jane Wesberry and Mrs. Linda Whita- ker, were warmly greeted. Minutes from the previous meeting were read for refer- ence and correction. Without any old or new business to take care of, the meeting was turned over to the program chairman, Mrs. Suzette McCarty. She intro- duced Mrs. Peggy Fairchild, who, without further ado, relived a very special anni- versary trip to Hawaii she and her husband Charles took last May. After some background information about the for- mation of the Hawaiian Is- lands, that none of the plant life is native to the islands, and that interestingly, sug- ar cane and pineapples are the two largest crops pro- duced for income, Mrs. Fair- child shared that in 1959 as a seventeen year old bride, she and Charles were sta- tioned there for two years. This began their fifty year love affair with the islands and what ultimately would take them back several times prior to this trip. Upon arrival in May, they would tour many of the sites, bases and neighbor- hoods they had grown to love when first ~tationed there. They ~ ire even able to view their very first apartment in which they had lived. One of the high- lights of their trip was the boat excursion to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. At the conclusion of the program, Mrs. Cavin served Coconut Milk Cake, Pineap- ple Cream Cheese Bars and assorted beverages. Mrs. Pam McGraw will be hosting the October 13th meeting at her home with Mrs. Teresa Moore as pro- gram chairman. -- Club Reporter Volunteer And Get Your Community Service Hours Do you need Communi- ty Service Hours? Do you want to help with the 8th Woodville Deer & Wildlife Festival? This event will be held in downtown Woodville on Saturday, October 10. Consider Volunteering this year and helping your community! Contact Volun- teer Coordinator Katherine Sessions by email at kada- Volunteer registration forms are on the website (deerandwild- They may be filled out, scanned and emailed back to Katherine Sessions, or dropped off at either United Mississippi Bank or Concordia Bank, or at the Woodville or Cen- treville Public Libraries. Thank you! birthday is August 3, the city will be celebrating throughout 2016 by amplifying its annual festivals and launching new events. "We are thrilled to unite the community and welcome many new visitors during the 2016 tri-mmtennial and to be a part of this monumental oc- casion," said Natchez Mayor Butch Brown. "The planning for the Tricentennial has been going on for over three yea and we are excited to share these celebrations with visitors and our local residents alike. This is an incredibly rare oc- currence to be a part of some- th th spec y Below. is a sample of events being held in celebration of the Tricentennial throughout 2016: Natchez Stories - Janu- ary 4 throughout November 28 Every Monday evening throughout 2016, except holi- days, residents and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy presentations uncovering 300 years of fasdnating Natchez stories and characters. The event is open to the pub- lie and will be hosted by a dif- ferent venue weekly. For more information, visit www.natche- zms3( NICHOLAS AND LEWIS NAMED 2015 WCCA HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN- Seniors Sam Nicho- las and Jamie Lewis were present- ed as the 2015 WCCA Homecoming King and Queen during a ceremo- ny held on the football field prior to WCCA's football game against Central Hinds Academy on Friday night, September 18. Pictured i] ~,il~ left to right are as follows. 26i~ King Colton Nettles, 2014 (j,~el~ Mary Claire McGraw, Dr. Bob i ,- ~ is, escort for his daughter; Queen Jamie Lewis; King Sam Nicholas; and WCCA Headmaster Donna Loo mis. ~ Woodville Republican i' ~. ~ by Andy J. Lewis Esplanade overlooking the with the Natchez National His- Mississippi River. The day will torical ParlCs commemoration be full of entertainment for all of the original Fort Rosalie site ages featuring live music, in- that served as the city's birth- teractive games and displays, place. Festivities will include carnival rides and a 5K Hoop delegations from France and Skirt Fun-Run among other Canada, reenactments at the fun things to do. Food and bev- Grand Village of the Natchez erages will be available from Indians, and an old-fashioned Natchez personalities bude~- there as portrayed by their descendants and other local citizens in period coshw,~es Y'mitors can tour the llG~,ri, site and stop at graves to hem stories and musical tributes to the lives and deaths of some of Natchez's oldest '~'esid~.l~s." For more informati~l~ 5~,, Natchez Antiques Fo-, rum- November Every year, the Natche~ An Natchez Literary & Cin-local restaurants and suppli- birthday party. For more in- ema Celebration- February ers. For more information, visit formation, visit wwwzmtzim- February marks the, zms3(D.cem. annual Natchez Literary and Natchez Festival of Mu-Great Mississippi River Cinema C~lebration at Cop'mh- sic- May Balloon Race- October Lincoln Community College. The month of May is filled Starting with "Balloon Glow" tiques Forum takes on different The two-day conference will with Mississippi concerts and Friday night and continuing forms with a variety of themes feature lectures from individu- musical events catering to a throu~ Sunday meto-noon, the with a Southern point of v~ew als with a variety of notable range ofmusic types, fromjazz Great Mississippi River Bal- TheForumisacivflizedwa~tc literary backgrounds on style, to classical and Broadway to loon Race is the most colorful experience Natchez - Whethe~ subject matter and a number opera. The Fes~val provides annual event in Natchez, with a novice, experienced collector of other composition elements positive performing opportuni- bright hot air balloons filling or simply interested in beaub that Southern authors have ties for up-and-coming young the skies as local and national and histery. Forum p::u'tici penned ever time. Workshops ~ during and leading uptalent performs live music at pants will have opl~ t ..... ~ will be held for those who are to the May Festival Season. For Rosalie Bicentennial'Gardens. to associate with noted expert,~ entertaining the idea of writ- more information, visit www. For more information, visit during the conference at social ing.Attendees will be t~eated to, wwwx~atchezballoonmce.cem, events and tours. For mere in lunches and an opening night Natchez Food & W'me YhllPilgdmage-October formation, visit www.n~,~,n~ for the price ofa ~cket. For Festival-July Hke the Natchez Spring Pfl- more information, visit www. Since 2000, this three-day grimage, each October Natchez Trieentelmial HoliJ_a.~ eating event has been a to-do welcomes guests into its his- Heritage Parade -- J)~ di]:i Spring Pilgrimage - on summer calendars, drawing toric homes for two weeks.The ber 3 March 5 through April 5 foedies from New Orleans, Ba- antebellum mansions will fea- The yearlong annive~:, . Known for its unparalleled ton Rouge and throughout the ture guides costumed as family will culminate on December 3 collection of historic antebel- region to sample the culinary fi"iends and desm~ndants of the with a multicultural holiday lure homes, Natchez offers a creationsofsomeoftheSenth's original owners. Eachhouse is parade and celebration revoh' tradition of"pilgrimage tours" finest chefs~ best breweries and filledwithl8thandl9thmmtu- ingaroundthediverse(:,~i:,. '~ dating back to 1932. The dty most respected wineries. Live ryfumishings, porcelaln,doth- andethnicgroupsthatc~w-(~tc welcomes visitors into its his- entertainnXentisalsoav~ble ing, tools ~lt!ocuments. For gethertocreatethehisto~cally: toric homes for to ur~ by cos-' throughout~/e weekend, f~ more information, visit www. rich city. Form0reiIfformafior. tinned hostsChi:t9tlbcentury" ' .... "' ' .... "~' ~'~ mbr~ rffornmfion;w~i~ ~, visitwwwzmt~ezms300.c,in. character. Docents and tour Angels on the BluffCem-For more information o:: guides, costumed in hoop skirts The Trieentenniai Birth- etery Tour- November Tricentennial Events a~:~ a~ and other period finery, will day Celebration -August 3 The Natchez City Cemetery up-to-date calendm; ,,, provide visitors with stories On August 3, Natchez will annually presents an elaborate visit www.natchezm~3i~," "~ and historical information celebrate its 300th birthday production featuring iconic or about the homes and the peo- ple who have lived in them. For more information, visit www. natchezpilgrimage.cem. Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add ever~ts please call 601-888-4293 6r email by noon Friday,,~, Natchez PowWow - March Every March, The Grand SEPTEMBER Village of the Natchez Indians 26 Pleasant Green BC, Heroines Sponsor Colors of the Rainbow, Guest/Rev. Pickett, 6 pm comes to life with the annual 27 Rose Hill 2nd Zion BC, Chnstian @ The Clock Program, 3 pm Natchez PowWow. " Visitors will celebrate Natchez's Native OCTOBER American roots with a week- o Hwy. Patrol-Drivers UcensesADs, No longer coming to Weedville. end filled with traditional food, 4 Bay Ridge BC, Homecoming, Male Chorus'Guests, Dinner, Rev. Frank Sullivan, 2 prn hand-cr'a~ jewelry and art, 6 Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Meeting, 4 prn dandng and singing. 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