Old Friends Will Gather In Coffeeville On Oct. 6

Stop by and say “Hello” like these fellows did during the car show last year.

Staff Report


COFFEEVILLE – The Coffeeville Chamber of Commerce members are finalizing plans to set the stage for a fun day of activities for Celebrate Coffeeville 2012 day, which will be Saturday, October 6.
    Mayor Mack Burns and the town crew have been busy sprucing up the town and yellow signs have been posted in business windows advertising the event.
    Chief Mark Martin and the Coffeeville Police Department are working on parking and security measures in anticipation of the annual homecoming.
    The Chamber encourages all businesses and homeowners to help make the community’s appearance better by cleaning up and trimming shrubbery and yards.
    The anticipated morning gets underway with the General Coffee Car, Truck and Tractor show with vehicle registration starting at 8 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in each class and the Best of Show and Mayor’s Choice will also receive a cash prize. The entry fee is $20 for the first vehicle and $10 for each additional vehicle.
    The Front Street Quilt show will begin judging at 10 a.m. Ladies will want to have their quilts at the fire station between 8 and 9 a.m.
    The Coffee Recipe Contest will be held at 11 a.m. Participants need to have their recipe written or typed to give to the judges, along with their entry by 11 a.m. Judges will review and taste each entry to determine the winning recipes.
    Name tags will be available at the Chamber tent for class reunion attendees. Make sure you come sign in and get your tag. Handicap parking will be available for those needing special provisions.
    Haggard Collins and his band will perform after lunch for all to enjoy. The  day will conclude on Front Street with a Street Dance from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring Jack Rowell and Triple Threat of Memphis.
    Other attractions you will not want to miss during the action-packed day include: a visit to the Yalobusha Historical Society, located in the old Presbyterian Church/Masonic Lodge on Depot St. where members will have a rummage sale; and a stop by the local library, where Friends of the Library will host a book sale.
    For additional information about the event, contact Beverly Freer at 675-2655 or Jan Dean Wortham at 675-8887.

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