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Homecoming Pep Rally Downtown Thursday

By Mickey Howley

This Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Railroad Park will be the homecoming game pep rally for the Water Valley Blue Devils.  The players, along with Coach Brad Embry and his staff, have been working hard. It is hard to believe we are already several games into the season. Come out and support the team this Thursday.

Last Friday there was lots of support for the first Arts Council Studio Crawl. With a lucky break in the rainy weather, people turned out to walk the street on Friday evening. The best comment I heard was from Mary Sue Stevens, who said there was not a parking space on Main St to be found and that had not happened on a Friday evening for over two decades.  

Lots of visitors came to Water Valley for the first time because of this event and I think, all Crawlers left impressed with the display of local artistic talent.

So as the weather cools down and hopefully dries up, there are a host of events in and around Water Valley. The Fiddlin’ Rooster Corn Maze was rain delayed and will be open this weekend. Check their website for details. Doug and Rhonda Webb say at least the pigs were happy in the mud.  

Unaffected by the weather is the special exhibit on the great 1927 Mississippi River flood at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery. The visitor center there has a great aquarium and the exhibit on the 1927 flood is fascinating. They have some rare film footage that makes last week’s weather look desert like. The exhibit is up until the end of the month.  Call (662) 563- 8068 for details.

Weatherproof, too, is the Fish Dinner Fund raiser this Saturday at the Depot for the Lady Blue Devils Fast Pitch team. The team is trying to raise money to improve and light their field. If you have never seen a fast pitch game, you’ll be surprised at how intense these girls play. Contact Roy Vance at 473-3439 for more details.

The weather needs to be nice on Saturday October 3rd. Too much going on for it to rain. The last Farmers Market of the season is that Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. and there will be an antique tractor show at the market. The Farmers Market this season has been a great success, come out to the closing event.

So right after you pick up your veggies, head on over to City Park where starting at 10 am the Junior Auxiliary is hosting their Art in the Park event.

Save some energy for Coffeeville’s 175th birthday bash. There is a car show, food, arts and crafts, live music and in general a great street party. Head to Coffeeville after the Farmers Market and Art in the Park on October 3.

Now this may be anticipating a shift in the weather, but seen at Sartain’s True Value Hardware the other day were snow sleds. If you look, you will be surprised at what you can buy and find locally.

The survey last week had art lovers liking oil paintings best with watercolors and photography tied for second. Visit for this week’s survey what fall weekends mean to you.

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