Wesson News

Wesson News PO Box 1028 Wesson, MS 39191 Volume 7, Number 10 “Good News You Can Use” October 8, 2019 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID WESSON, MS PERMIT NO. 3 INSIDE: Tending Your Garden .......................... 3 Living Healthy ...................................... 4 Sports Shorts....................................... 5 Area Arts............................................... 6 Meet Your Neighbor........................... 10 Community Calendar ........................ 11 WAC Graded B Page 3 Flea market expects big crowds Homecoming October 18 & 19 at Co-Lin Special to Wesson News More than 200 vendors -- indi- viduals, church groups, clubs and civic organization and businesses -- will line the streets of downtown Wesson in their special tents to offer arts and crafts items, clothing, food, snacks and refreshments, among other things, to thousands of brows- ers and shoppers expected to flood into town on Saturday, October 19, for the forty-seventh annual Flea Market and Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show. Although this year's event is on the same day as Co-Lin's Homecom- ing festivities, Wesson Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) Chief Ken Car- raway, who is coordinating the Flea Market for WVFD, the managing or- ganization, believes it will just mean Special to Wesson News Co-Lin alumni, friends and stu- dents will reconnect, enjoy varied activities and learn about the exciting changes at the college on Homecom- ing Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, on the Wesson campus. Graduating classes in years ending in ‘9 are being encouraged to plan re- union events as part of the festivities. The annual golf tournament spon- sored by the college's golf team kicks off Homecoming weekend at noon on Friday. Proceeds benefit the Wolf Pack golf team. Co-Lin President Dr. Jane G. Hulon hosts The President’s Reception Friday evening starting at 5 p.m. in the Thames Conference Cen- ter. The reception will honor current and former Co-Lin coaches. Saturday's events include: •The annual Big Wolf 5k race start- ing at 7:30 a.m. at Stone Stadium. Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Co-Lin Centurion Club. a bigger crowd browsing, shopping and munching on the concessions, particularly in the morning. The Flea Market will start at 8 a.m. on High- way 51, Factory and Spring Streets and run until 5 p.m. "We will have vendors from throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee," says Ken Carraway. Carraway ticks off a long potential shopping list for Market visitors: Hallow- een, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year decor; dolls; clothing for humans, dolls and pets; wood and iron work; candlesticks, jellies and jams; bath products, jewelry and leather crafts; plants and flowers. Local artisans will offer a variety of hand-crafted items. Local civic clubs and church groups and oth- er not-for-profit organizations will serve an array of foods and snacks to raise money for their groups and their projects and causes. "Porkskins -- a special treat avail- able at the Flea Market -- will be cooking," Carraway adds. The Wesson Lions Club will again be selling sweet potatoes. Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale in the building next to the Wes- son public library pavilion. The Doll's House and Wesson Baptist, Smyrna Baptist and Mount Moriah Baptist Churches will be on hand. Town Hall staff will be in a special tent, where residents can get to know government officials. Started by a local merchants asso- ciation, WVFD turned the event, bet- ter known today as the "Wesson Flea Market," into a major fundraiser held annually on the third Saturday in Oc- tober. The volunteer fire fighters gen- erate some $5,000 each year on sales of the 10-foot-by-10-foot display ar- eas at $45 each to purchase equipment for the fire department, Carraway says. Vendors and exhibitors can still reserve display areas. They must furnish their own tables, chairs, and other display equipment and may sell from tents, booths or their cars and trucks. Set-up for the Flea Market is after 5 p.m. on Friday, October 18, and before 8 a.m. on Saturday. For information, contact at 601-265-1694 or wessonfd@gmail.com. "We appreciate the community's continued support, and we're work- ing to make this year's event a venue where friends and families can enjoy fellowship and do some shopping," he adds. •The Athletic Alumni Associa- tion's annual meeting and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Rea Auditorium. •The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter Hall of Fame induction and presentation of the Stan- ley Stewart Outstanding Young Alumni award at its annual meet- ing at 10 a.m. in Taylor Chapel. •Senator Chris Caughman of Men- denhall and Kathy Sutton of New Hebron will be honored as Alumni of theYear at the annual Alumni As- sociation awards luncheon in Hen- ley Cafeteria at 11 a.m. All reunion groups will also be recognized, and the college class of 1969 will be presented with golden anniversary pens. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased ahead of time at the alum- ni office, at morning registration in ReaAuditorium, or at the cafeteria. Special to Wesson News Members of Co-Lin's 2019 homecoming court from (left to right) are freshman maids Madelynn Thornton of Brookhaven; Heidi Johnson of Ruth; Anna Kaitlyn Ashley of Magee; Homecoming Queen Carly Polk of Brookhaven; sophomore maids Sheridan Williams of Monticello; Maranda Hart of Brookhaven; and Jasmine King of Wesson. Coronation of the queen and her court will be Saturday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Stone Stadium prior to the football game against Jones College. cont. on page 3