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Wesson News PO Box 1028 Wesson, MS 39191 Volume 7, Number 4 “Good News You Can Use” April 9, 2019 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID WESSON, MS PERMIT NO. 3 INSIDE: Healthy Living ...................................... 3 Community Calnedar .......................... 4 Meet Your Neighbor............................. 5 Sports Shorts..................................... 10 News Nuggets.................................... 11 Area Arts............................................. 12 Automate Watering In Your Garden Page 2 601-835-2661 750 Hwy. 51 SE, Brookhaven MS (next to Bobby's Alternator & Starter) Family owned and operated: Ryan, Candice, Josh and Sissy Strange. GUNS · AMMO · ACCESSORIES · ELECTRONICS · JEWELRY · PET SUPPLIES · TOOLS · APPLIANCES & LOTS MORE Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm Sat 8 am -12 noon. Come see us! Like us on Facebook! Founders Day features headliner musicians Easter Fun Day set for April 20 By Bob Arnold Upwards of 1,000 persons are expected for theWesson Founders Day celebration, which will be highlighted by an array of musical entertainment starting on Friday evening, April 26. A parade and flea market will also be part of the annual event, which continues Saturday, April 27, into the evening and concludes with street dancing. All events will be in downtown Wesson on Highway 51, Spring and Factory Streets and at the municipal park. The Wesson Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual event for townspeople and visitors to celebrate the life of the community. The thematic focus this year is the thirtieth birthday of the Chamber of Commerce, which was established in 1989, with Bradley Smith as its first president. Headliners on the Founders Day musical stage throughout Saturday will include acclaimed regional vocalists Babs Wood and Hannah Belle and theMy Savior Story and Jack Rabbit Slims bands. Co-Lin's band Special to Wesson News Wesson will become a venue for fun and games for kids of all ages on the day before Easter. The City Hall-based Play-It-Up program that coordinates volunteers to produce family events in cooperation with local churches is planning its second annual Easter Fun Day on Saturday, April 20, in the parking lot at Wesson Baptist Church. Last year, several hundred people turned out for the event. The fun begins at 10 a.m. and will continue until the crowd thins out because the kids and adults have run out of energy. "There will be an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m., and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet and encourage participants," says Town Clerk Angela Hester. "An array of fun options are planned: games, space jumps, rock and music programs will spotlight talented students at the college in its Jazz ensemble, Sojourners rock band and Ambassadors choral group. The Co-Lin Jazz Band will set the mood at 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by Clayton Moulder and the Aestheticks band. Wood, who now makes her home in Crystal Springs, is best known for her ten years as a featured songstress at Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans' French Quarter from 2005 through 2015. "My job was to make customers sing, laugh, have an entire afternoon of fun without falling down or standing on the tables," Wood says. "I first started working at Pat O's when I was almost eighteen. Other than touring across country with Mark Tidwell, Mike Stoker and Jerry Johnston, opening for George Jones and other greats, Pat O's was the most wonderful work experience I could imagine. I'm so grateful God sent me to Sonny Oschner at Pat O'Brien's Piano Lounge." and face painting, a dunking booth and a coloring contest. Snacks will be available throughout the day and lucky attendees will get door prizes." If you want information, to help with needed donations or making the fun happen, contact City Hall at 601-643- 5221. Special to Wesson News Babs Wood. Special to Wesson News Jack Rabbit Slims. Special to Wesson News Hannah Belle. Special to Wesson News My Savior Story. cont. on page 8

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