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Founder’s Day Activities Continue To Swell

By Jessie Gurner

If you love classic cars then you have a treat in store during Founders Day on April 19.  As part of Water Valley’s 150th Birthday Bash, Odie Shuffield is organizing a Classic Car Show in Shuffield Park.

Whether you are a true car enthusiast, or like me and don’t know a thing about cars except that it takes gas to make then go, it’s still easy to appreciate these  gems. These cars represent the history of automotive development and many are a significant symbol of true Americana.

Another newcomer to the list of Founders Day activities is a quilt show and quilting demonstration.

This is being organized by the ladies of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers and they are especially interested in quilts made in Yalobusha County. For more information contact Pat Brooks at 473-2124.  

During the festivities, there will also be a special exhibit on display from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  More about that later.

Many of Water Valley’s civic and church groups have already signed up to participate in Founders Day, but we need more groups to sell food.  Founders Day activities are planned throughout the day and that evening there will be music and a fireworks show. That means we will have a lot of hungry people to feed.

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a softball tournament and information about that event is available from Ron Hart at 473-4333.

Information about the 5K Run or Fun Run is available from Bill Taylor at 473-3743 or

And last, but not least, don’t forget about the Time Capsule. We are looking for items that represent families, organizations, schools, churches and businesses. These can be dropped off at the Main Street Association office at 207 N. Main.

For more information about Founders Day come by the WVMSA office or contact me at 473-3796, or by email at

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