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Make Plans To Attend Watermelon Carnival

Trains and watermelons mean Water Valley and both are featured on the Chamber of Commerce T-Shirts this year. The shirts are available at the Chamber of Commerce and Carolyn’s Flowers and Gifts. On Carnival Day they will be available at the Chamber of Commerce tent in City Park.

The Watermelon Carnival Music Festival will be held Thursday, August 2.

Along with the entertainment Watermelon Queen Margaret Black and her Court will be introduced.  A pre-show presentation of railroad slides will begin at 7. Tickets are available at Turnage Drug Store, the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce or from any member of the Town and Country Garden Club.  For additional information contact Jessie Gurner at 473-1154.

On Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4 there will be shopping all day in City Park. Entertainment in the park will begin Friday at 4:00, followed by Opening Ceremonies at 6:00. For information about booth space contact Sasha Hyde by email or by calling 473-4562 after 6 p.m. or Tonya Eubanks by email at or by calling 473-4967.

On Friday, August 3, Renasant Bank will sponsor a street dance from 8:00 until 11:00 with entertainment by “Class Reunion.

The Mechanics Bank is sponsoring a 3 mile run and a 2 mile walk. The event begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 4.  Information and entry forms are available at the Mechanics Bank or by contacting Keith River at 473-2261.

The Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum will be open on Friday afternoon from 1 until 5 and on Saturday from 10 until 5.

For additional information contact Jack Gurner at 473-1154.

The 12th annual car display will be held in Shuffield Park all day Saturday, August 4. For additional information contact Odie Shuffield at 473-2406 or 473-1892.

The North Mississippi Regional Art Exhibit will be open at the Remedial Specialists, 105 North Court Street, on Friday and Saturday from 9 until 5 and on Sunday from noon until 3. For additional information contact Betsy Person at 473-0012.

For other carnival information contact Bonnie Cox at the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 473-1122.

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