Street Talk

Mechanics Is Strong Supporter Of Main Street

By Susan Hart

Water Valley Main Street Association is proud to have member Mechanics Bank as a Benefactor. Not only does our hometown bank support everything WVMSA does, but actively participates and sponsors special events. During the extended shopping hours last week, Mechanics offered a drawing for a $100 Savings Bond to “Thank You for Shopping Main Street Water Valley.” After the parade on Saturday, a winner was chosen. Alida Moore of Water Valley is the recipient of the savings bond.

Mechanics Bank, along with Turnage Drug Store, and Main Street member, Amos Harvey, also sponsored the Movie on Main Street showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The Grinch himself, with some elves, strolled down Main during the parade, and then parked himself in the middle of the movie goers during the free show in the Wagner building. Over 50 kids and parents watched the movie.

The Christmas Cheer is not over for Mechanics Bank. On Friday, December 12, there is an Open House at the downtown branch, 319 N Main Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in for refreshments, and see their beautiful tree.

The past weekend was a busy success for WVMSA. Santa was in the Main Street office, Thursday evening taking pictures with children. Valley Photo offered their services and processing. If you ordered a package with Valley Photo, you may pick it up at their shop, 609 Wise Street.

Water Valley Town and Country Garden Club invited Mrs. Claus to host the tree lighting. A chilly evening caused Renasant Bank to go through bags of popcorn and the Chamber of Commerce poured several hand warming cups of hot cocoa during the ceremony.

Bozarts art gallery opening was well attended Friday night. Over 135 guests signed in to view the works by 22 local artists.

Saturday’s Farmers Market Off Season at the Main Street office offered breakfast and lunch choices, as well as homemade Christmas gifts. The Project Santa drive for which Imagination Station and WVMSA, have partnered has already raised over $120 for Junior Auxiliary. (There is still time to make donations and enter to win a hand painted tray by Pati D’ Amico, and Santa gourd by Dr. Andy Jones. Call 473-6767 if you would like to help with this cause).  

“Christmas in the Valley” parade, sponsored by the Tri-lake Fairground Association,  followed to wrap up a festive holiday weekend.

None of these events would have been possible without the commitment and energy of dedicated sponsors, participants, and citizens. WVMSA thanks all of you who spent your time and money in the Valley this past week.

Our businesses and merchants make it worth your while to shop locally. Magnolia Home Furnishings, 310 Railroad Avenue,  is taking entries now for a drawing to be held, December 19. “First Place will be awarded a DVD player, second place a hickory rocker, and third place will receive a table lamp,” said manager, Russell Polk.

Get downtown and see what Water Valley has that you can check off your Christmas list.

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