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Tickets On Sale Now For The Annual Watermelon Carnival Music Festival

Members of the John Wayne Casserole Gang (top photo), Tony Golding, sophomore, Alex Diaz, freshman, and Kagan Doom, sophomore, students at Itawamba Community College and Molly Farrar (bottom photo)Miss Teen Tupelo 2008.

Co-chairwomen Zandra Walker and Jonnie Mayo report a big line-up of great talent appearing in the July 30, Watermelon Music Festival. Music by the Sharecroppers will begin at 7 p.m, with the other acts following, beginning at 7:30. The festival will be held in City Auditorium Thursday night, July 30, and is sponsored by Town and Country Garden Club.

Back for the second year is the John Wayne Casserole Gang from New Albany. This dance act was such a hit at the 2008 Watermelon Music Festival that they are returning with more dance steps to entertain you.

All of the boys attend Itawamba Community College in Fulton, where Alex Diaz is a freshman and Kagan Doom and Tony Golding are sophomores. Kagan is the son of Colt and Dee Ann Cox Doom and the grandson of Bobby and Dee Cox of Water Valley.

Appearing for the first time will be Molly Farrar, a singer in the eleventh grade, who is the daughter of Tommy and Denise Wright Farrar. She a granddaughter of Patsy Wright, formerly of Water Valley, now of Senatobia, and the late Gearrell Wright. Her other grandparents are Mary Farrar and the late James Farrar.

Tickets sell for $7 and are available from any Town and Country Garden Club member, and at Turnage Drug Store and the Chamber of Commerce. Watch the Herald for more news about the upcoming Watermelon Music Festival.

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